History

CUTEC was founded in October 2003 by students of Cambridge University and members of the MIT Venture Capital and Private Equity Club to fill the gap of scientific entrepreneurship in Cambridge. It was initially funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute until 2006, and has been fully supported by independent sponsors since then. The club was established to host the Technology Ventures Conference, now held annually in June, with the aim of connecting entrepreneurs, academics, investors and business professionals in Cambridge. It has now evolved to include start-up showcases (CUTEC Start-up competition) and established companies (Cambridge Diamond Exhibition), who have created successful businesses from emerging technologies.

This annual conference has developed into one of the world’s largest student-run entrepreneurial events, attracting high profile venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and angel investors from around the world. It provides unmatched networking for delegates representing over 200 companies/institutions from 10 different countries.

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Since its inception in 2003, the club has grown significantly into a company-like organisation, with students representing more than 25 countries. CUTEC continues to grow and promote global entrepreneurship and our alumni network enables the club to reach a diverse network of international professionals.