Cambridge 100

Cambridge 100 - promoting innovation in business & technology

Who are Cambridge 100? 

We are a non-profit business 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. 

Members, their guests, and non-members, can hear how some of  Cambridge's most successful business men and women manage innovation and technology.

Winter Dinner: Thursday 20th Nov 2014 

To register for the Dinner  

Registration for this Dinner is not yet open.

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 join us. You don't have to be a Member to attend our Dinners, and you can bring a guest - although only Members' guests come along at the reduced rate.  

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

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

More about us:

Over fine dinners provided by Jesus College, members and guests meet in relaxed and convivial surroundings 

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 new Chairman:

Our new Chairman is Brian Milnes (left) hosted the Autumn Dinner in September.

Brian paid tribute to Martin Hartley-Jones MBE, who stepped down as Chairman after many years of sterling service for Cambridge 100. We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for his excellent guidance.

Autumn Dinner - Sept 2014

Further details from the evening will be added shortly

We were delighted to welcome 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, highlighting where we do well and some of the remaining challenges in the context of that 21st Century Organization, and for how University continues to deliver its long track record of excellence"

                                            Menu for the evening

Images and details of previous dinners

Cambridge 100 - Summer Dinner, pre-dinner drinks 

    Pre-Dinner drinks on the Orchard Lawn, Jesus College 

    Cambridge 100 - conversations over coffee

                              Discussions over coffee

Cambridge 100 - pre dinner drinks

                   Pre-drinks on the Orchard Lawn                   

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner - guests

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner 2014

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner 2014

          Pre-Dinner networking in the Prioress's Room. Photos: 

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner - Intorductions

Introductions in the Prioress's Room. Photo:

Previous Dinner Speakers

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.

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Previous Events

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  Photos from recent Dinners

Upcoming events

20 Nov 2014 6:45 PM • Jesus College, Cambridge

Jesus College Cambridge

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 in the 15th Century, Jesus College
  • Hear insightful speakers, at the forefront of business and innovation
  • Significant reduction in price the price of a Dinner
  • Bring a guest to a Dinner at an attractively reduced rate
  • Our complimentary membership of Cambridge Network
  • Corporate membership available     
You can become a member here. 

                              Summer Dinner June 2014

Cambridge 100 Summer Dinner - Chairman's speech

               Listening to the Chairman's speech

Our aim:

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.

        Summer Dinner with David Cushman

Cambridge 100 - David Cushman presenting

David Cushman presenting the 10 Principles of Open Business

Cambridge 100 - Chairman's speech

Chairman's speech

David Cushman in conversation pre-dinner

David Cushman in conversation on the lawn

Cambridge 100 Summer Dinner at Jesus College

               Jesus College in the sunshine viewed from the Orchard Lawn                  . 


          Photos from recent Dinners Photos:

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner with Prof Alan Barrell

Prof Alan Barrell (right)



Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner 2014



               Dr Goncalo de Vasconcelles & Bryan Zhang

Cambridge 100 Autumn Dinner with Dr Wiesner

            Dr Wiesner with Committee members

Cambridge 100 - Summer Dinner 2013 with Dr Richards

                               Dr Andy Richards (left)

Cambridge 100- Chairman's speech Summer Dinner 2013

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner 2013 with Prof Mike Gregory

                   Prof Mike Gregory (centre)

Cambridge 100 Spring Dinner 2013

Cambridge 100 Dinner - Winter Dinner 2012 with Dr Hall


                                            Dr David Hall (right)

Cambridge 100 - Autumn Dinner 2012 with Dr Avison


                                                                               Dr Gerald Avison (right)




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