Queens' Entrepreneurship Society

Upcoming QES Events in Michaelmas Term

  • 5th October - Founders' Glossary by Ramsey Faragher with panel
  • 19th October - 'An entrepreneur’s story'
  • 9th November - Elevator pitch workshop by Konstantin Hemker
  • 13th November - Prize launch with keynote speaker, updates from last year’s prize winners and networking
  • 16th November - Business plans by Simon Goldman

Following the success of last year's competition, the QES Awards are running again this year. For more information, see here.

QES now has its own website.

To access up-to-date information on QES events and the QES/Melete entrepreneurship prizes, please check out the new webpage here.

QES & Melete entrepreneurship competitions

Click the link above to register & find out more about the competitions.

The College is delighted to announce the establishment of a Queens’ Entrepreneurship Society (QES) open to undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and Fellows. The society nurtures budding entrepreneurial talent within the College and also helps individuals to commercialise their research.

QES is a multidisciplinary ecosystem open to everyone to leverage the potential of ventures that cross disciplines. QES fundamentally differs from other Cambridge entrepreneurship schemes by focusing on building successful ventures through a broad training program, tailored and in-depth mentoring, introductions to potential venture funders for advanced projects, and networking events to provide practical support for members of the Queens' community to successfully develop their innovative ideas. To accomplish this vision, QES builds on the college community and on the expertise of current and former members to drive practical innovation.  A “Develop | Incubate | Accelerate” model for individuals and ventures is envisioned.

Queens' Entrepreneurship Society is distinctive among entrepreneurship schemes in Cambridge in that it focuses on building successful ventures through:

  • A broad training program
  • Tailored and in-depth mentoring
  • Introductions to potential venture funders for advanced projects
  • Networking events to provide practical support

Queens' Entrepreneurship Society can be contacted via email at QESinfo@queens.cam.ac.uk.


Queens' Entrepreneurship Society is kindly sponsored by Biorbyt.


Upcoming Events

23/02/2022 - Ramsey Faragher & panellists

Previous Events

03/11/2022 - Ramsey Faragher & panellists
16/11/2022 - Simon Goldman
23/01/2022 - QES & Melete Launch Event
15/02/2022 - A panel and Q&A with Jason Mellad & Philip Winter


QES has a patron, a core steering group of Fellows, and participants from across the College (Fellows, alumni, and student representatives).

Patron: Anna El-Erian

Founding Fellows:
Professor Clare Bryant
Dr Mark Williamson
Dr Ramsey Faragher
Dr Challenger Mishra
Dr Jasmin Jahić

Challenger Mishra (QES founder), Simon Goldman, Mark Williamson (QES founder)

Challenger Mishra (QES founder), Simon Goldman, Mark Williamson (QES founder)

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Challenger Mishra (QES founder), Simon Goldman, Mark Williamson (QES founder)

Challenger Mishra (QES founder), Simon Goldman, Mark Williamson (QES founder)