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Judge Business School: The Magic Of Collaboration On The Cambridge MBA
[November 20, 2009]

Judge Business School: The Magic Of Collaboration On The Cambridge MBA


Cambridge, UK, Nov 20, 2009 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Can you learn how to pitch an idea and transform it into an enterprise, meet like-minded individuals and start up a company whilst studying and leave the Cambridge MBA programme as a fully fledged entrepreneur? "Yes, is the answer from Judge Business School's MBA Alumnus Emmanuel Carraud and he'll be sharing his knowledge at the next Enterprise Tuesday session "Learn how to pitch your ideas" on 24 November 2009, at Judge Business School's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).



Emmanuel maximised the entrepreneurial fostering of the Cambridge MBA to set up the soft-tech company "MagicSolver," which develops puzzle solving and innovative iPhone applications. He co-founded the company with Oliver Lamming and Leon Palm, both University of Cambridge Computer Science graduates, whom he met at an Enterprise Tuesday session over a year ago. Leon and Oliver had been developing a sudoko puzzle solver for iPhones and sharing their passion for iPhone applications Emmanuel agreed to collaborate with them by marrying his business skills with their programming genius to build together some of the best mobile phone applications on the market.

The entrepreneurial trio made use of the University's support towards developing entrepreneurs through its "Cambridge University Entrepreneurs" competitions and network. And, as the 'iSolve Team' they went on to win both the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs GBP1k competition and the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs GBP5k Software Competition with a successful pitch for their first application "Sudoku Magic," the iPhone application which solves any sudoku puzzle in 10 seconds flat.


In July 2009 they co-founded MagicSolver and the Sudoku Magic iPhone application was launched in the iTunes App Store and sales of the application continue daily. Their second application "FaceShift" a new photo app which detects faces automatically in a photo and allow users to swap faces just by shaking their iPhone, had over 3500 downloads in 62 countries in the ten days since it was launched earlier this month. With their free "Advent Calendar" application available from 1 December 2009, Magic Solver continues to grow and is a great example of Judge Business School's support for entrepreneurial ventures and Cambridge's growing soft-tech cluster.

Emmanuel commented: "The Cambridge MBA has proved an excellent choice for me. It enabled me to connect with a wide network of inspirational entrepreneurs and investors in the Cambridge high tech cluster through Enterprise Tuesday, as well as affording me the opportunity to meet my two business partners. The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning's Enterprise Tuesday is something I would recommend to all students who have a business idea and who are unsure how to get started. I'm looking forward to this forthcoming Enterprise Tuesday and illustrating, with Leon and Oliver, how we used our skills and network to give a rewarding pitch and creatively secure a career by launching a successful start-up during the current downturn.

NOTES TO EDITORS About Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Judge Business School is internationally recognised as one of the leading providers of innovative, intellectually challenging and practical business management education across a portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes. As a fully integrated department of a world renowned university, Judge Business School hosts one of the largest concentrations of interdisciplinary business and management research activity in Europe. Built on an ethos of collaboration, the School is a unique place where policy makers, regulators, industry leaders, not for profit organisations, entrepreneurs and academics can meet, interact and share ideas. Judge Business School delivers business education for the 21st Century networked economy, fostering collaborative leadership skills, developing communities of partners to meet the challenges of the new global business landscape.

Ranked 17th in the 2009 FT Global Rankings of business schools, 11th in the 2009 Economist Intelligence Unit Global MBA Rankings, and 3rd in the 2009 Forbes Global Rankings for one year MBA programmes, the Cambridge MBA sits alongside the very best in the world.

www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ About CfEL The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), part of Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to international audiences through the creation and delivery of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practice of entrepreneurship. The Centre collaborates with over 300 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training. The flagship programmes include Enterprise Tuesday, Ignite, Enterprisers and the Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship.

www.cfel.jbs.cam.ac.uk About Enterprise Tuesday: Enterprise Tuesday is a series of free evening lectures and networking sessions which runs from October to February each year. The programme aims to introduce participants to the world of business and to encourage individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial ambition. It is the most popular non-assessed programme within the University. The lectures are on specific educational themes ranging from 'understanding markets' and 'learning how to pitch ideas' to 'recognising opportunities', all of which are designed to provide inspiration and practical help to aspiring entrepreneurs. Each lecture is followed by a free networking event to give participants the opportunity to meet others interested and/or involved in the entrepreneurship and business creation scene, in and around Cambridge. The combination of lectures and networking with the mix of student, aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs has proved extremely successful leading to positive business links and the creation of a number of start-ups.

www.cfel.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/enterprise/timetable About MagicSolver MagicSolver was co-founded in July 2009 by three graduates of the University of Cambridge: Emmanuel Carraud, Judge Business School, Cambridge MBA, Oliver Lamming and Leon Palm, both Computer Science graduates.

MagicSolver creates new and innovative iPhone applications and in July 2009 they launched their first application "Sudoku Magic," on the iTunes App Store followed in early November 2009 by their second application "FaceShift." Both hugely successful, MagicSolver have submitted "Advent Calendar," their third application to Apple. MagicSolver are offering the best 25 iPhone free applications as Christmas present to their customers by revealing one application every day from the 1 - 25 December 2009, inside the MagicSolver Advent Calendar.

www.magicsolver.com CONTACT: Aislinn Ryan, Communications Manager, Judge Business School Tel: +44 (0)1223 339608 e-mail: a.ryan@jbs.cam.ac.uk Helen Carolan, Communications Officer, Judge Business School Tel: +44 (0)1223 764219 e-mail : h.carolan@jbs.cam.ac.uk ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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