In the second episode of this new bi-weekly series, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Yessi Bello Perez begin their journey through the UK’s rising start-up ecosystems by stopping off at the world-renowned university town of Cambridge.

Joining as guests are two active members of the Cambridge community, Tony Raven, the chief executive of Cambridge Enterprise, and Leonie Mueck, the chief product officer at quantum computing start-up Riverlane. With some additional comments from Andrew Williamson, the managing director of venture capital firm Cambridge Innovation Capital, this episode gives a unique on-the-ground perspective of what is driving the Cambridge start-up ecosystem.


Listeners can expect discussion ranging from the organic growth and historical context of Cambridge as an innovation hub to how the university has helped facilitate entrepreneurship, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and much, much more.