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Your essential ‘How To..’ podcast for all tech founders!
CUTalks is the podcast by the Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise club. In the podcast, we speak to founders, investors and experts to learn more about turning innovation into business.

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Your essential ‘How To..’ podcast for all tech founders!
CUTalks is the podcast by the Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise club. In the podcast, we speak to founders, investors and experts to learn more about turning innovation into business.

    Adam Medros, edX

    Adam Medros, edX

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Adam Medros who is the ex-President and CEO of edX, a non-profit online course provider. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and has previously held roles at TripAdvisor and Amazon. We spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on online learning, the advantages of modular education, and the future of online learning amongst other things. Adam also shared his advice for startup founders running EdTech companies.

    • 52 min
    Jonny Clifford, Entrepreneur First

    Jonny Clifford, Entrepreneur First

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Jonny Clifford who is the General Manager at Entrepreneur First London, a company that invests in potential entrepreneurs pre-idea and helps them to find co-founders. Jonny has previously been a teacher as well as worked within sales at Show My Homework, an Edtech startup. We spoke about how EF identifies talent and what the programme entails. Amongst other things, Jonny also touched on how to know if founding a company is for you and gave his advice to early-stage founders.

    • 40 min
    Niklas Hebborn, Freigeist Capital

    Niklas Hebborn, Freigeist Capital

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Niklas Hebborn who is a partner at Freigeist Capital, a German deep tech VC firm based in Bonn. He holds a degree in business administration and has a background in consulting and private equity. We spoke about how he got into VC, how Freigeist Capital choose which companies to invest in and support them, and the outlook for the European tech ecosystem.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit https://www.cutec.io/

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    This podcast was produced by Carl Homer, Cambridge TV.

    • 37 min
    Mark Shmulevich, TAIGER

    Mark Shmulevich, TAIGER

    This week on CUTalks we are speaking to Mark Shmulevich, the Senior VP at TAIGER - an AI software company in Singapore. He is also the founding director of the Zimin Institutes in Israel which helps commercialise promising research with the potential to generate solutions to pressing problems in the world. Additionally, he has been the Deputy Minister of IT in Russia. We spoke about his experiences in the government and the private sector, his work to help the commercialisation of high-impact research and briefly about how AI and deep tech applications may develop in the future.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit https://www.cutec.io/

    • 39 min
    Menelas Pangalos, AstraZeneca

    Menelas Pangalos, AstraZeneca

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Sir Menelas Pangalos, the VP of BioPharmaceuticals R&D at AstraZeneca. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from UCL and has previously worked at Wyeth and Pfizer. We spoke about the importance of collaboration with academia, how AstraZeneca’s drug development success rate has increased in recent years and how they make sure medicines are accessible to all.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit https://www.cutec.io/

    • 33 min
    Jeremy O'Hanlon, Gilead Sciences

    Jeremy O'Hanlon, Gilead Sciences

    This week on CUTalks, we are speaking to Jeremy O’Hanlon, a Cambridge alumnus, who has worked as a corporate attorney in the life sciences and tech industries. He’s also held roles in business and corporate development in the life sciences as he currently does at Gilead Sciences in California. We spoke about M&A deals he’s worked on at Gilead, the skillset required in M&A and his insights from working with VCs.

    To find out more about CUTEC, visit https://www.cutec.io/

    • 34 min

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