Hackbridge JumpStart

What is Hackbridge JumpStart?

Hackbridge JumpStart is a hub for the development of students’ self-initiated projects.

Students get to work on a project based on their own ideas, not others. JumpStart aspires to be the first port-of-call when students from the University of Cambridge have an ambition to turn their ideas into reality. We provide support for students who wish to start their own company, in the form of mentorship, workshops, and exit plans.

We accept JumpStart members on a rolling basis throughout the term, with two mass intakes during the start of Michaelmas and Lent term.

Our current intake for Lent 2020 is now open!
Apply for Hackbridge JumpStart now!

The JumpStart workflow

The JumpStart programme is split into 4 key stages

1. Team Formation
Sign-up for the JumpStart programme through our form and meet other JumpStart members for the first time at our 2 flagship workshops. This is where you get to meet your co-founders - ideally members who share similar interests as you, yet have complementary skillsets - and form your teams.

2. Ideation
Brainstorm ideas for your personal venture. Receive support in the form of workshops conducted by the Hackbridge JumpStart committee (hosted in conjunction with our Hackbridge partners); these are meant to catalyse ideation by providing a framework for the further development of your very own ideas.

3. Development
Work on developing your ideas further; this includes writing a business plan, preparing a pitch deck and possibly even developing a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). This may also involve iterating your initial idea to ensure Product Market Fit.
You will get all the support you need in the form of mentorships from our commercial partners as well as comprehensive support - in the form of check-ins - from the Hackbridge committee.

4. Incubation
Once your idea has grown substantially, you can now consider exits in the form of other incubator and accelerator programmes, or even raising seed funding! Hackbridge JumpStart will provide all the support you need to get there.

Our first flagship Lent Workshop

Date and Time: 3 Feb 2020 (Monday), 6:30pm
Venue: Engineering Department, CB2 1PZ, LR4
LR4 is located on the ground floor of Engineering Department Baker Building Main Site, right next to the lift.

We want this workshop to be personalised and bespoke. This workshop is for you and about you, our JumpStart members. It will be a meaningful evening; you will get to learn about Product Market Fit and receive personalised feedback about your ideas and pitching abilities from our partners at Judge Business School

Indicate interest for the workshop now!
Link to the Facebook event!

Our second flagship Lent Workshop

Date and Time: 13 Feb 2020 (Thursday), 5:00pm
Venue: Engineering Department, CB2 1PZ, LT6
LT6 is located on the 1st floor of Engineering Department Baker Building Main Site, right next to the library's entrance.

We want this workshop to be personalised and bespoke. This workshop is for you and about you, our JumpStart members. Hackbridge JumpStart will be partnering with Sano Genetics to present our second flagship workshop of Lent Term 2020.

Charlotte Guzzo, the Co-founder of Sano Genetics, will be conducting an evening sharing session on her start-up journey. Learn how to present a pitch for your venture, and get an overview of bringing your very own venture from zero to one. This will be followed by a fireside chat, where you get the exclusive opportunity of asking a co-founder anything under the sun.
Stay for free pizza afterwards and a networking session with Charlotte and the rest of the Hackbridge community!

Indicate interest for the workshop now!
Link to the Facebook event!

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