The Cambridge Enterprise Postdoc Business Plan Competition

The 2020 postdoc business plan competition, sponsored by international law firm Taylor Vinters, is now closed for entry.

Each year, Cambridge Enterprise and the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge host a business plan competition for postdocs of the University of Cambridge. Whether it’s a social enterprise or ground-breaking new invention, whatever your academic expertise. 

Prizes to be awarded include:


Simon Baker, Versed AI founder and 2019 winner, said:

The market research we had to do for the competition helped us accelerate our start-up tremendously. We were also put in contact with the most amazing mentor. The connections we made with Cambridge Enterprise will take us beyond what we have achieved in the competition alone.


Grand Finale pitching event to be held on 12 November 2020, at 18.00-19.30
Finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges at the online Grand Finale event. 

Guest speakers include:

  • Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations
  • Dr Tongtong Zhu, Founder of Poro Technologies and 2018 competition winner
  • Dr Simon Baker, Founder of Versed AI and 2019 competition winner

Host speakers (and competition judges) include:

  • Carol Cheung, Principal, Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • Dr Anne Dobree, Head of Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
  • Maximilian Ge, President of The Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge
  • Dr Keith Blundy, Cambridge Enterprise Investment Committee

To register for tickets for this online event, click here 

For full details of the completion, visit the Cambridge Enterprise website here