Cambridge 100

Cambridge 100 - promoting innovation in business & technology

Spring Dinner Thurs 5th March 2015 
Please note - this is a change from the date previously shown.

Details will be provided shortly. Registration is not yet open.

Scroll down to see photos from previous speakers and events 

Our Winter Dinner Thursday 20th Nov 2014.  SOLD OUT 

How to develop small, ambitious, under-resourced, chaotic, organisations - how a small Cambridge tech company attracted a global giant (or "the stuff I know now that I wish I'd known then") - a talk by Quintus Travis, CEO, Red Balloon Learner Centre Group

Cambridge 100 were delighted to welcome Quintus  Travis,who with his brother, Adrian, developed and patented a novel optoelectronic technology (called the Wedge) which attracted the attention of Microsoft.

In May 2014, he returned to the UK and joined Red Balloon Learner Centre Group, a Cambridge based charity that helps severely bullied children get back on an academic track and reconnect with society.

Quintus Travis & Adrian Cassidy (Chairman)

Our speaker, Quintus Travis (left) and our Chairman. Photo:

                           Menu from the Winter Dinner

Prioress's Room pre-Dinner            

Prioress's Room pre-Dinner. Photo:          

Pre-Dinner meeting

                             Pre-Dinner meeting. Photos:

Movember pre-Dinner

Movember. Pre-Dinner. Photo:

Dinner in the Prioress's Room. Photo:

Previous Dinner Speakers

September 2014: Dr Ian Lewis, Director of Infrastructure Investment, Cambridge University Computing Service as our speaker for the evening.
Ian covered the aspirations to be 'world class' in research within both the university and the region,

May 2014: David Cushman, world renowned speaker on social media, talked about the 10 Principles of Open Business and how this new approach will change the way we do business, a way which major companies are already adopting.

March 2014: Prof Alan Barrell, presided over a lively panel discussion following a presentation on the emergence and explosive growth of crowdfunding, as a credible alternative to bank finance for businesses, by Goncalo de Vasconceles and Bryan Zhang, recognised experts in the field of crowdfunding. We were delighted to have Julian Huppert, MP, attend.

November 2013: Dr Christoph Wiesner, CEO TWI, described the challenges TWI faced from the start, helping Steve Jobs with flat screen technology to school children learning about engineering through collaborative programmes.

May 2013: Dr Andy Richards biotechnology entrepreneur and business angel, spoke about how “personalisation” of medical treatment is a far more effective than focusing on the population as a whole and the constant drive for new drugs.

February 2013: Prof Sir Mike Gregory. "The role of manufacturing in the modern economy". Prof Gregory is Head  of Manufacturing & Management at the University Engineering Department, and Institute for Manufacturing.

November 2012: Dr David Hall  "When engineering and forensics collide". Dr Hall, founder of The Ideas Centre. Innovative ideas can unblock those patterned thinking systems, prevalent within many company management structures.

September 2012: Dr Gerald Avison  "Managing Innovation Success". Dr Avison, co-founder and Chairman of TTP Group. The lessons he has leant from guiding the Group from its very early days to the success story it is today. 

May 2012: Dr Tim Coombs & Dr Jim Haselhof  "The development of superconducting motors" by Dr Coombs, University’s Engineering Power Group. "Standardising "genetic building blocks" by Dr Jim Haselof, Dpt Plant Sciences,

February 2012: Prof Alan Barrell and Dr Brian Cox.Enter the Dragon, A China Evening.

November 2011: Graham Budd, COO ARM Holdings plc Computing in the post-PC era.

Photos from previous Dinners

Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College 

Listening to our Speaker

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner - guests


Drinks on the lawn. Photo:

Listening to the after Dinner talk

Upcoming events

05 Mar 2015 6:45 PM • Jesus College

Jesus College Cambridge

Who are Cambridge 100?

We are a non-profit, Dining club, founded over 10 years ago, where innovative business people from the region meet to exchange ideas over quarterly dinners in the splendour of 15th century, Jesus College. 

Over fine Dinners, members, their guests, and non-members, can hear how some of  Cambridge's most successful business men and women manage innovation and technology in the convivial surroundings of Jesus College.

Cambridge 100 Dinners also provide an ideal environment for members and invited guests to entertain important clients in the historic surroundings of a notable Cambridge College.

Guests at the Winter Dinner. Photo:   

Benefits of Cambridge 100 membership

To experience what Cambridge 100 can offer, here are just some of the   benefits of membership:

  • Meet prominent business leaders, innovators & investors
  • Quarterly Dinner in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere of 15th Century, Jesus College
  • Hear insightful speakers, at the forefront of business and innovation
  • Significant reduction in the price of a Dinner
  • Bring a guest to a Dinner (not open to non-members)
  • Our complimentary membership of Cambridge Network
  • Corporate membership available     
You can become a member here    or ask a question

Drinks in the Prioress's Room
                             Drinks in the Prioress's Room Photo:

Our aim at Cambridge 100 is:

That businesses in and around Cambridge benefit from access to skills         and experience from members whom they may not necessarily meet       outside their normal networks.

Cambridge 100 is a not-for-profit association, founded on the   principle         that members and guests will benefit more from getting to know each          other by exchanging views and ideas in a relaxed atmosphere.

All Cambridge 100 meetings are conducted under Chatham House* Rules,encouraging openness and freedom of information.

Read Ed Goodman's (Cambridge Business Lounge) review of the Cambridge 100 in Cambridge News or on our Blog page.

Our Winter Dinner - November 2014

  In conversation. 

                            In conversation. Photo:

Pre-Dinner Drinks. Photo:

Prioress's Room conversation. Photo:

Photos of our previous Speakers

Dr Ian Lewis (centre left). Photo:

Prof. Alan Barrell (right) Photo:

Dr.Vasconcelles & Bryan Zhang. Photo:

David Cushman (centre)

Dr.Weisner (centre). Photo:

Dr Andy Richards (left)

Prof. Mike Gregory (centre)

Dr. David Hall (right)

Dr Gerald Avison (right)


Photos from previous Dinners


Dr. Julian Huppert. MP

Cambridge 100 Meeting in the Prioress's Room



Cambridge 100 Meeting up in the Prioress's Room

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