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EnterpriseTECH STAR participants.

180 hours – 10 weeks – 20 people

EnterpriseTECH STAR is for entrepreneurial individuals who want to become founders of new ventures. The extra-curricular programme runs for 10-weeks with 100-hours of lectures, workshops, and activities underpinned with 80-hours of mentoring sessions and personal research. Throughout the programme, students develop themselves personally as entrepreneurs and work on their early-stage business ideas. 

We accept 20 people a year through a selection process and usually only consider applicants who have completed EnterpriseTECH. 

To find out more come along to one of our information sessions or get in touch with the programme team. You will be expected to outline an appropriate business idea you would like to work on in your application.

By the end of the programme you will produce:

  • an insight journal
  • one-page business plan summary
  • business plan
  • pitch deck
  • video interview
  • jobs to-do list.

Watch the students’ perspective of the programme: EnterpriseTECH STAR

Application process

13:00 Tuesday 18 January 2022

Information session

09:00 Monday 31 January 2022 (extended)

Full application deadline

Monday 14-Friday 18 February 2022

Interview week

Programme dates for 2022

Wednesday 23 March

Launch evening

Thursday 24-Saturday 26 March

Module 1: People and Products

Friday 8-Saturday 9 April

Module 2: The Market Place

Friday 22-Saturday 23 April

Module 3: CEO 101

Friday 6-Saturday 7 May

Module 4: Personal Expeditions

Thursday 12-Saturday 14 May

Module 5: First Class Delivery

Tuesday 24 May

Investor Pitches

Wednesday 25 May


Friday 27 May

Assessment deadline

Programme format

Weeks 1-4: Discover, explore and absorb

  • People & Products self-awareness, team building, harnessing systems, IP, product-market fit, product development, behavioural design, case studies and fireside chats.
  • The Marketplace business and product marketing strategies, branding, applications, customer and market research.

Weeks 5-7: Refine and commit

  • CEO 101 selling, working with investors, governance, finance, legal details for founding CEOs, fund-raising, adaptability and operations.

Weeks 8-10: Articulate and deliver

  • Personal Expeditions personal leadership styles, communication, negotiation styles and strategies, storytelling architectures and techniques, and business personas.
  • First Class Delivery voice coaching, practical performance skills, visual communications, pitching.


Ensuring student wellbeing and complying with recommended physical distancing measures is a priority for us. We will adhere to the University of Cambridge’s policies. However, we hope to run as much of EnterpriseTECH as possible in its usual in-person form. There are many benefits to small group interactions.


EnterpriseTECH STAR

This programme runs from 23 March-27 May 2022. To be eligible to apply you need to have completed EnterpriseTECH first.

Applications are now closed.

Interviews: 14-18 February 2022.

EnterpriseTECH STAR 2019

Meet our first cohort of 20 PhD students and postdocs.

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EnterpriseTECH STAR 2019 gallery

See some of the photographed highlights from the EnterpriseTECH STAR 2019 programme.

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