Cambridge 100

Promoting innovation in business & technology

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner
Thursday 25th February 2016 at  Jesus College
Our speaker is:
Dr David Brown 

 Registration for this Dinner is now open.

David's topic for the evening is:

Antibiotic resistance: 

What's the risk, what's the solution?

Dr David Brown from Alchemy Biomedical Consulting has over 40 years experience working in pharmaceuticals.

In that time he has been President and CEO of Cellzome AG, a biotech company located in Heidelberg, and he has also worked with Zeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoWellcome, and Hoffman La-Roche and is a named co-inventor on the patent for Viagara and played a pivotal role in the discovery of migraine treatment, Relpax, which with Viagara have combined sales of over $30Billion.

He coaches CEOs and ntrepreneurs at Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge University Business School and he is an Angel Investor in high-technology start - up companies. David serves on numerous Boards and is Chair at Babraham Institute Enterprise, ProFactor Pharma, and Amura plus he serves on the Technology Transfer Strategy Panel at the Wellcome Trust. He is trustee for two Charities, Antibiotic Research UK dedicated to solving antibiotic resistance and Friends of Manjushree Vidyapith School and Orphanage which he founded to help destitute orphans in Tibet.

 To register:

 Members: log-in (at the top right of the page) to register your place. As a member, you can bring one guest at the reduced rate and register them at the same time.

 Non-members: register here  to attend the Dinner. You don't have to be a member to attend one of our Dinners

Please let us know if you or your guests have any dietary requirements when you register.

Further details will be sent to attendees nearer the time. Dress is business, and there is ample parking within the College grounds.

Scroll to see photos from previous speakers and events 

 Our Winter Dinner - Nov 2015

We were delighted to welcome  Alan Moore, who talked about how major corporations he has worked with manage the complexity within their organisations.

                           Menu from the Winter Dinner

Our Winter Dinner November 2015

Our Chairman with our speaker: Alan Moore. Photo:

Winter Dinner

Winter Dinner Conversation. Photo:

Winter Dinner. Photo:

Conversations pre-Dinner. Photo:

 Our most recent Dinners

November 2015: Alan Moore, Controlling Complex Organisations by moving away from ineffective mechanistic methods which are the norm. How some organisations have achieved this.

May 2015: Sushovan Hussain, from Investment agents - Invoke Capital, who talked about his experiences and the lessons he has learnt in "Turning New Tech into Big Business"

March 2015: Fran Brosan, Chairman, Omobono, Cambridge based branding & design agency, who shared valuable insights on Digital in the Workplace and the impact digital technology is having on businesses and why businesses should be taking advantage of it. Sold out

November 2014: Quintus Travis, CEO Red Balloon Learner Group. 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. Sold Out

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.

More photos from previous Dinners 

After Dinner conversation. Photo:

Pre dinner introductions.

Pre dinner introductions.

Our Spring Dinner 2015. Photo:

Post Dinner conversation. Photo:

Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College 


Drinks on the lawn. Photo:

Cambridge 100 guests in conversation

Some of our past Speakers 

November 2013: Dr Christoph Wiesner, CEO TWI. “Learning through Collaboration”

May 2013: Dr Andy Richards, Biotechnology entrepreneur. “The personalisation” of medical treatment”

February 2013: Prof Sir Mike Gregory. Head IoF."The role of manufacturing in the modern economy"

November 2012: Dr David Hall. Founder Ideas Centre. "When engineering and forensics collide”

September 2012: Dr Gerald Avison, Chairman TTP. "Managing Innovation Success"

May 2012: Dr Tim Coombs “Superconducting motors" & Dr Jim Haselof "Standardising "genetic building blocks"

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”





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25 Feb 2016 6:45 PM (UTC-00:00) • Jesus College, Cambridge

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.

Our Winter Dinner in Prioress's Room. 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 guests to a Dinner (not available to non-members)
  • Corporate membership available     
 You can become a member  here or ask just a question

Our Winter Dinner 2015. Photo:

 Our aim at Cambridge 100

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.

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

 Our Winter Dinner 2015 

Pre-drinks networking with Alan Moore (left). Photo:

Pre-Dinner networking. Photo:

Our speaker Alan Moore. Photo:

 Our previous speakers

Susshovan Hussain with the Chairman. Photo:

Fran Brosan and our Chairman in conversation. Photo:

Quintus Travis (left) and our Chairman. Photo:

Dr Ian Lewis (second 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)



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