Winners of PA sponsored CUE business competion


Through its alliance with CUE, PA Consulting Group has sponsored two CUE business creation competitions, the winners of which were announced at a 'Where Angels Dare' evening in Cambridge Guildhall this week, where they pitched 'Dragon's Den' style for further funding.

PA Consulting Group – the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy, has sponsored two CUE business creation competitions - CUEBiC and 3P, the winners of which were announced at CUE’s 'Where Angels Dare' evening held in the Cambridge Guildhall on Monday, 18 June 2007.

Having secured a share of £20,000 prize money for their business ideas, the winners had an opportunity to pitch their idea on stage that evening - ‘Dragon’s Den’ style - to a panel of CUE Business Angels (personal investors) and early stage investors (venture capitalists) to compete for an additional £10,000 cash prize and further investment funds.

The CUE Business Creation Competitions are open to Cambridge University staff and students who are serious about starting their own business:

- 3P is for profit or non-profit business ideas, which focus on creating social or environmental benefits

- CUEBiC is for high growth, high-tech business ideas which tend to attract business angel and venture capital investment.

Pictured  (left to right) are PA Consulting Group's Greg Berman, three members of the winning Cambridge Temperature Concepts team:Shamus Husheer, Oriane Chausiaux, Lydia Ferguson, Scott Mackie, and Rahul Vohra: President of CUE.

CUE, which is student-run, educates Cambridge University staff and students about enterprise and helps them create companies that shape the world. Since 1999, its business competitions have attracted over 450 entries and it has awarded grants of over £280,000 to 31 start-ups. The CUE business competitions create global businesses: the resulting twenty companies which trade today, including Owlstone Nanotechnology, Splashpower and Light Blue Optics, have collectively attracted more than £15m in further funding and are valued in excess of £30m. In addition to PA, CUE’s sponsors include the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the Cambridge Angels, 3i, ARM and Filemot Technology Law.

PA, through its consultancy skill and dedicated Technology Centres in Cambridge, UK and Princeton, US is the commercialisation partner of choice for many global companies, able to help develop strategy and take technology ideas from concept, through rapid prototyping to volume production to market. PA has a demonstrable track record in business success and innovation, both for clients and for itself, in the form of recently launched venture companies such as UbiNetics, Meridica and Aegate. It has won numerous MCA awards.

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