War stories, failures and fascinating lessons learnt from our launch event

It is fantastic to be able to say that this week’s podcast comes from our launch event. Filled with interesting anecdotes from a number of leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the country. We hear how Jeanette Walker set up a blind company, based on the hope for 8 months of Mediterranean weather in the UK a year, Modwenna Rees-Mogg’s intriguing story about almost going into business with an ill-advised co-founder, Tony Quested explaining how he helped blow the whistle on a biotechnology entrepreneur who had a ‘magical’ vaccine, and many more.

In between war stories from the start-up world, we interviewed those who have been integral to the release of our first book. One of the most important being Kate Kirk, our inspired wordsmith and ghostwriter, who explains what drew her to the project.

To read the podcast transcription please CLICK HERE - Powered by Speechmatics

If you are interested in the book, you can purchase a copy via the links below. Be sure to send us your feedback once you’ve had a chance to read it.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:

Peter Cowley - Author of The Invested Investor: The new rules for start-ups, scale-ups and angel investing.

Alan Cowley - Project Director and Co-founder of Invested Investor.

Kate Kirk - Ghostwriter for the book and author of The Cambridge Phenomenon books.

Jeanette Walker - Director, Cambridge Science Park.

Tony Quested - Founder of Business Weekly.

Emmi Nicholl - Cambridge Angels Deal Sorcerer.

Richard Lucas - Entrepreneurship teacher at MBA and University level, active business and social entrepreneur, TEDxKazimierz Curator, CAMentrepreneurs founder.

Katy Tuncer - Horizon37 founder, entrepreneur and leadership coach.

Mike Scialom - Business Correspondent at Cambridge Independent.

Jon Bradford - Founding Partner of Motive Partners, serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor.

Simon Thorpe - Angel investor, coach, mentor, consultant and Non-Executive Director of Eagle Genomics, Inngot, UB.ioand Viewranger. Managing Partner at Delta2020.

Modwenna Rees-Mogg - Executive Chairman at The Pluralists Club, Founder of AngelNews, Non-Executive Director, Angel education specialist.