Scholar to co-lead new entrepreneurship initiative

  • June 17, 2021
Scholar to co-lead new entrepreneurship initiative

Kamiar Mohaddes is co-director of a new King's College initiative to promote socially responsible entrepreneurship

I am hoping we will have Gates Cambridge Scholars help us mentor the student projects and visit us and stay at King's for a few weeks as, for instance, an Entrepreneur in Residence

Kamiar Mohaddes

King’s College has set up a new Entrepreneurship Lab to equip King’s students with entrepreneurial skills and support those wishing to explore a career path in innovation, entrepreneurship and business.

Gates Cambridge Scholar Kamiar Mohaddes [2005, pictured below] is co-director of the project and says he is keen for scholars to help mentor students.

The King’s Entrepreneurship Lab will have an emphasis on developing sustainable and ethical projects with a positive social and environmental impact and will encompass a year-long programme, including an intensive week before the academic year begins, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme, a monthly webinar series, visiting mentors, workshops and talks, culminating in the opportunity to receive seed funding to take a particular idea forward.

The year-long programme, which covers everything from fleshing out an idea to how to acquire the right technological, human and financial resources to make it a reality, is only open to King’s undergraduate and graduate students. However, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme, the monthly webinars and mentoring opportunities are open to all.

Kamiar, an economist at the Cambridge Judge Business School, says: “The King’s Entrepreneurship Lab has been established to equip students with entrepreneurial skills and support those wishing to explore a career path in innovation, entrepreneurship and business.

“The Lab’s work will emphasise the development of sustainable and ethical projects with a positive social and environmental impact, which is very much in line with the work of many current Gates Cambridge Scholars and alumni. I am hoping we will have Gates Cambridge Scholars help us mentor the student projects and visit us and stay at King’s for a few weeks as, for instance, an Entrepreneur in Residence.”

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