Who are Cambridge 100?
We are a business club where innovative business people meet to exchange ideas over quarterly dinners in the splendour of 15th century Jesus College.
Cambridge 100 was founded around 10 years ago, and over fine dinners provided by Jesus College, members and guests meet in relaxed and convivial surroundings to hear how some of Cambridge's most illustrious, successful business men and women manage innovation.
Our Dinners also provide an ideal environment for members and invited guests to entertain important clients in the historic surroundings of a prestigious Cambridge College.
May Dinner: Thurs 23rd May 2013 6:45PM
Andy Richards is an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor specialising in life sciences.
His topic for the evening is:
The personalisation of medicine, Is now the time? Vain hope or real opportunity?
Andy is currently Chairman of Altacor, Abcodia, Novacta and Ixico; Non-Executive Director of Arecor and PsychologyOn-line and is founder and special advisor to Vectura plc.
In addition, Dr Richards is a Non-Executive Director of Cancer Research Technologies (the commercial arm of CR-UK) and Babraham Bioscience Technologies, is a member of the BBSRC Council and a Trustee of the British Science Association.
He is a founder member of Cambridge Angels and an advisor to several Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity Funds and Corporate Venture Funds. Andy is a Cambridge graduate with a PhD in enzyme chemistry who spent his early career with ICI (now AstraZeneca) and with PA Technology. He was a founder of Chiroscience and an executive director through to the sale to Celltech in 1999.
Andy has a track record as a founder and active investor in more than 20 innovative healthcare and life-science companies over the last 12 years including companies that are have exited such as Arakis, Cambridge Biotechnology Ltd, Sirus, Daniolabs, Biowisdom, Geneservice, Pharmakodex and Clinical Force.
Reserve your place here:
Members: to reserve your place, please sign in (at the top right of the page).If you are bringing a free guest you can add them at the same time.
Non-members: Join us as an Invited Guest by registering here.You can register your own guest here too although only Members' guests come along for free. Remember, you don't have to be a Member to attend our Dinners.
February Dinner Speaker:
Our February Dinner speaker was Prof Sir Mike Gregory, Head of Manufacturing & Management at the University Engineering Department, and Institute for Manufacturing. His topic was "Making the most of new ideas, and the role of manufacturing in the modern economy.
Read his insightful speech here. Photo: www.niluka.co.uk
Menu at the February Dinner:
Denham Estate Game Terrine & Sliced Smoked Duck
Slow Braised Rump of Lamb on Haricot Bean and Pancetta Cassoulet
Flourless Orange and Almond Sponge
Coffee & Macaroons
Errazuriz 1870 Penuelas Block Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Nederberg The Manor Shiraz 2011
*Vegetarians and guests with dietary requirements please inform us when registering.
Recent Dinner Speakers
November 2012: Dr David Hall "Creativity - when engineering and forensics collide". Dr Hall, founder of The Ideas Centre. Innovative and creative ideas can unblock those patterned thinking systems, prevalent within many company management structures.
September 2012: Dr Gerald Avison "Managing Innovation Success - The lessons learnt". 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 Leading Edge Innovative Technology. "The development and commercialisation of superconducting motors" by Dr Coombs from the University’s Engineering Power Group and Magnifye Ltd. "Standardised "genetic building blocks" allow researchers to "catalogue buy" specific genetic functionality" byDr Jim Haseloff, plant biologist at the Department of 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
February 2013 Dinner (more in Photo Album page)
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Pre-dinner discussions Photos: www.niluka.co.uk