College Entrepreneurship Prizes awarded


The inaugural St Edmund’s College “£500 for 50 words” competition resulted in two winners, who received their prizes at a short ceremony on 26 April 2017. The competition was open to current students of the College and attracted a diverse field of business ideas with each applicant pitching to a judging panel consisting of Andy Harter, Lily Bacon, Matthew Bullock and Hanadi Jabado from the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Daniel Kornum is a third year undergraduate economics student with an ingenious business model for marketing in the drinks and entertainment industry, who receives the cash prize of £500. Patrick Short is a PhD student on the Mathematical Genomics and Medicine programme at the Sanger Institute, who receives a coveted and valuable place on the Judge Business School’s Accelerate Cambridge Programme to develop his business which is a novel platform for storing and accessing gene sequences.

“There is tremendous entrepreneurial spirit amongst the St Edmund’s College students”, said Lily Bacon, Fellow Commoner and competition sponsor. “It is a privilege to help support and encourage our students who have business ambitions”.

Image: Andy Harter, Lily Bacon and Matthew Bullock present the inaugural St Edmund’s College 50 words entrepreneurship prizes to Patrick Short and Daniel Kornum.