James Parton & Adelina Chalmers
Bringing you the stories of the people, companies, and University at the heart of Cambridge, the UK's leading Tech & Life Sciences ecosystem. Presented by James Parton and Adelina Chalmers. Produced by Carl Homer from Cambridge TV.
James chats to Kevin, co-founder and CEO of Gearset, The Bradfield's fastest growing company. A spin out from Redgate Software, they are solving DevOps for Salesforce implementations. Learn about Kevin's background, how has he adapted to becoming a CEO, Salesforce, continuous delivery & integration, how Gearset have grown and roles they are hiring for.
35 min 37 sec
Hannah founded Kickstart Coffee which is a not for profit coffee company here in Cambridge that uses its profits to support disadvantaged children in Uganda. Learn all about the inspiration for the company, and how Hannah has grown the business. We at The Bradfield are proud to use Kickstart Coffee for the coffee machines in our member areas, and Kickstart features as a guest coffee in the Lakeside Cafe - buy a cup and start making a difference!
20 min 7 sec
James chats to Stuart to learn more about the free support available to SME's which includes access to funding, investment readiness, impartial business advice, sector specific challenges, international partnering, networking and introductions.
20 min 3 sec
In this special episode of the podcast, Adelina returns and James and Adelina discuss the launch of Office Hours at The Bradfield Centre. Learn how you can get free expert support from 15 leading companies on key topics like fund raising, pitching, company structure, hiring, accountancy, marketing, legal, IP, insurance and more. Visit https://www.bradfieldcentre.com/events/office-hours/ for more info and dates.
12 min 38 sec
Mike Coto, Project Manager for The Trinity Bradfield Prize, joins James to provide an overview of The 2021 Trinity Bradfield Prize which opens for applications on the 1st July. What it is, eligibility, prizes and the support programme, the application process, and key dates. To hear directly from previous winners of The Trinity Bradfield Prize, listen to episode 33 of the Inside The Bradfield podcast.
10 min 44 sec
As the 2021 Trinity Bradfield Prize opens for applications, we catch up with two of the previous winners of the prize in this special episode of Inside The Bradfield Centre. James chats to Simon Engelke, Founder and Chair of Battery Associates and Yichuan Zhang, Founder of Boltzbit.
21 min 57 sec
In this episode we meet Nigel Hall, CEO of Bradfield Centre members Cambridge Broadband Networks Group. We learn about Nigel's extensive experience including the launch of mobile network operator Orange, and all about Cambridge Broadband Networks Group and the impact of COVID.
32 min 23 sec
James meets Linn Clabburn to discuss all things Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, the effect of COVID on the commercial property market, and news of their new investment platform.
We meet Shreya Singhal to learn about The Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club which aims to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit amongst academics and students at the University of Cambridge. We cover the activities of CUTEC, the environment and opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship, and how students can engage in the wider Cambridge Tech ecosystem. Visit https://www.cutec.io/ for more.
27 min 12 sec
We learn about Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, and how they help Cambridge academics and researchers make tangible impact. We cover how CE benchmarks with other Universities, how they support their portfolio, explore their 'greatest hits' and discuss the hottest technologies. Extended show notes - https://bit.ly/3nnfuyg
31 min 26 sec
We meet Fernando an AI Engineer based at The Bradfield Centre. We learn about his career journey, the work of Bspoke Global Networks with Formula 1, and get his insights into the field of AI and the local job market. We discuss how he works remotely from his company HQ, why he uses The Bradfield Centre to be around like minded people, and their plans to grow the team in Cambridge.
30 min 8 sec
Emmi joins us from Cambridge Angels, one of the most active Angel networks in the UK. We discuss their investment criteria & process, pitching mistakes, the impact of COVID on the investment process, what's hot in Tech for 2021, and the Cambridge ecosystem.
27 min 21 sec
We learn about Owen's career has a Typhoon fighter pilot and his move into business. We discuss the gap Owen & his co-founders spotted in existing support to commercialise University research and early stage technology ideas, leading to the creation of Cambridge Future Tech.
30 min 32 sec
Faye Holland joins us to tell us all about the upcoming #21toWatch programme and awards that showcases and highlights the next generation of people, companies and the ‘things’ that they create – recognising those across all market sectors and celebrating the very best work going on today in the region.
20 min 54 sec
In another revealing and wide ranging conversation with a Bradfield Centre based entrepreneur, Mark Turner joins us to talk about his diverse experiences and changes in career path leading him to starting Krank in Cambridge.
25 min 25 sec
In a wide ranging and very open conversation with Anne we learn about the origin of Form The Future, the work they do, the impact they have, the challenges of operating a not for profit social enterprise, what happens when your funding dries up, and how Form The Future has adapted to COVID.
33 min 16 sec
Bruno Cotta, Executive Director, of the Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School joins us to share his personal journey, the role of the Business School in supporting entrepreneurs, how it is adapting to COVID, decoding the Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how our two organisations are collaborating.
39 min 40 sec
Kate Rhodes, Account Executive at S-Tech Insurance, joins us to demystify the world of startup insurance. We cover the types of policies, things to consider, COVID, and where to go for advice & support.
24 min 39 sec
In our end of year special, we chat to Mark Watson, General Manager of The Bradfield Centre about his role at the Centre, look back at a challenging year, and discuss his personal highlights from his time at The Bradfield. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all our members, partners and listeners. See you in 2021!
24 min 23 sec
We chat with Tim Robinson to learn all about his journey, the work of Tech East, and a whistlestop tour of what's hot in Tech in the region, and the impact of COVID.
39 min 31 sec
David joins us to talk about his career, his new venture and why he choose Cambridge to build his next business.
29 min 43 sec
MedTech Entrepreneur Bassam Karout of Bradfield Centre based Milltons chats to us about his experience in #MedTech creating new therapeutic approaches to unresolved chronic illnesses.
28 min 13 sec
We meet Tim Beard from Bradfield based Iprova to learn about their novel approach to data led innovation.
31 min 18 sec
Chef Manager Dave Grave joins us to update on the re-opening of The Lakeside Cafe at The Bradfield Centre.
7 min 55 sec
George describes his role at Metro Bank Cambridge & how Metro supports local startups and entrepreneurs in the Cambridge ecosystem. We discuss The Bradfield Centre Office Hours, and the importance of networking and taking the time to connect. We round off discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the businesses George works with.
27 min 43 sec
James Parton, Managing Director of The Bradfield Centre describes the impact of COVID-19 on the Centre, the feedback received from our membership, and outlines how this feedback has led to the creation of a range of new services tailored to a new way of working.
15 min 41 sec
Simon joins us to discuss his background, the role of CW and the benefits it provides to its members, and how CW and The Bradfield Centre have collaborated since the building opened in 2017.
31 min 55 sec
David joins us to chat about his career, Nickelled, SaaS, and how the support he received at The Bradfield Centre saved him a year of hosting costs from Google.
32 min 4 sec
Uday Phadke, CEO The Triple Chasm Company joins us to retell the origin of The Bradfield Centre, introduces The Triple Chasm Model and discusses the challenges of scaling a successful company, and provides his top three tips to Bradfield Centre members looking to scale. Learn more at https://www.thetriplechasm.com/
35 min 37 sec
Stephen Christie, CEO of Bradfield Centre members Agxio, joins us to talk all things Agxio, AI, and AgriTech. We discuss the problem they solve, how they are helping with the fight against COVID-19, and their recent fundraising.
31 min 57 sec
Davide Turi and Jamie Qiu from Studio Zao join us to discuss Intrapreneurship and how larger organisations can innovate. We talk about MedTechBOOST, and due to COVID-19, how Studio Zao are adapting to delivering their innovation programs using remote technology.
42 min 45 sec
Catherine joins us to discuss her entrepreneurial journey, the problem QKine solves, spinning out of The University of Cambridge and news of QKine's recent £1.5m Series A.
26 min 59 sec
Andrew demystifies the world of SEO, gives his top tips, and explains how he has built community via his SEO meetup held at The Bradfield Centre.
32 min 48 sec
We chat to Faye and Vikki about the role of events in any marketing plan, the importance of physical community, our new lockdown reality and the impact of COVID 19 on the events industry and get their predictions on how events will evolve post crisis.
38 min 2 sec
In this episode we learn about Eastern AHSN's role in the UKs Medical ecosystem, their approach to fostering innovation, and we discuss how we have partnered over the past 18 months.
40 min 10 sec
In this episode we chat with Thea Goodluck to learn about the wide program of support TechNation offers startups and scaleups in the UK, and get her perspective of Tech in the East of England.
30 min 11 sec
We meet Bradfield Centre member Phil Nunn, Founder of Jumptech. A serial entrepreneur, we discuss Phil's career path, get his top tips, talk about the importance of intuition, and learn about the electric vehicle market.
34 min 14 sec
We meet Bradfield Centre member Bryan Littlefair, Founder of Cambridge Cyber Advisers. We learn about Bryan's entrepreneurial journey, the appeal of Cambridge, and security tips for Bradfield Centre members.
26 min 8 sec
Over the coming weeks and months, we hope this series will 'virtually' take you inside the Centre to meet the founders of the businesses based here, the organisations that support The Bradfield Centre community, the event organisers that run some of the hundreds of free events we host every year and introduce the fabulous team that keep the Centre running smoothly.
1 min 51 sec