Events and Networking
Cranfield Accelerator Network for Entrepreneurs (CANE)
We are establishing a network of mentors who are willing to provide support and/or contacts for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs associated with the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield. For more information please click here.
Cranfield Venture Day
The annual one day conference that brings together Cranfield’s extended network of Venture founders, investors and supporters. Now in its sixth year. For more information please click here.
Business Growth Club
A national network of facilitated groups supporting former partnerships of BGP. Currently over 60 members in 8 groups. For more information please contact Michele Kent or click here.
Business Angel Network Event
The Cranfield Business Angel Network Event is an annual gathering where early stage investors can meet entrepreneurs who are seeking finance. The event comprises a series of presentations by new business ventures from the Cranfield network comprising: tech transfer ventures from the University, MBA alumni and current students, businesses from the Business Growth & Development Programme (BGP) and ventures emerging from the Cranfield Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme. Events have now been held in 2011 and 2012. For more information click here.
Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme
This free programme is open to all faculty, staff and students and is aimed at helping participants turn an idea for a business of technology into a commercial reality. The programme begins with a one day workshop and then goes on to select some participants who will be assisted by an experienced entrepreneur over the coming months to help them develop a pitch for potential investors and/or business partners at the Business Angel Network Event. Places are limited and will be allocated on the basis of investment readiness. Interested parties will have to complete a short application form with basic information about their idea or technology. For more information click here.
Cranfield Entrepreneurship Association (CEA)
The CEA is a student-run organisation that facilitates co-operation amongst entrepreneurs across the University and the wider Cranfield community. By organising monthly events the CEA aims to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial way of thinking at the School. The events are open to students, alumni, and associates of the school. For more information about the CEA click here
MBA students are given the opportunity to represent Cranfield at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC) and the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). For more information about the EBPYC click here