Hello everyone,
Welcome to this week’s newsletter.
Just a few things worth mentioning to make sure you are getting the most out of the newsletter.
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Here at Beyond Profit we are looking forward to kicking off this term’s events.
Our first event is next Wednesday 2nd February at 7.30pm at Clare College in the Latimer Room. We are collaborating with the Cambridge Hub as part of the new Hub Series to bring you a session led by Ashoka on Social entrepreneurs, the models they use, and you.
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, they have elected over 3000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 70 countries.
We will also be joined by Nick Sireau who is an Ashoka Fellow from Cambridge and, as Chairman of the AKU Society, a successful social entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical space.
You’ll get the chance to meet them, find out what they do and learn how you can do it too.
Check out our flyer for more details, join the facebook event and sign up on the website now!
After that on Tuesday 8th February at 7pm we are holding a Careers speaker event on Microfinance. A career in the financial sector does not always have to compromise your mission to make positive impact. Microfinance over the last decades has provided credit access to a growing number of the world’s poor, helping to address development issues. Meanwhile the latest crisis in the Indian microfinance sector drives us to question its future. This workshop will draw upon the experience of leading practitioners in the field, explore the debate around microfinance and look into how students with a passion in this area can get involved.
Joining us will be Lily Lapenna, founder of MyBnk, Mark Cheng and Professor Aniket
Again check out our flyer for more details, join the facebook event and sign up on the website now!
Last but not least make sure you check out our new look website complete with new blog entry. Also get involved in the facebook group ( and follow us on Twitter! (@CUBeyondProfit)
As usual some other events and opportunities are included in our bulletin including your chance to get involved in running Beyond Profit.
CU Beyond Profit
1. *Recruitment* - Beyond Profit Committee
2. *Opportunity* - Join Cambridge Healthcare: Software Intern and Graduate Developer opportunities
3. *Event* - Enterprise Tuesday
4. *Event* - Cambridge University International Development
5. *Event* - International Development Careers Evening
6. *Opportunity* - Intern with an exciting new social start up
1. *Recruitment* - Beyond Profit Committee
Beyond Profit is recruiting new members for its committee across a whole range of functions.
If you have a passion for ethical issues and business and want a great addition to your CV then get in touch with or to find out more about how you can get involved.
2. *Opportunity* - Join Cambridge Healthcare: Software Intern and Graduate Developer opportunities
Do you have, or are completing, a technical degree at Cambridge University?
Do you think that a Ruby/Rails and Amazon RDS stack with AMQP and Distributed Memory Caching is cool, but not enough?
Would you like to help build something which Fortune 500s have tried and failed to create?
We are a healthcare informatics start-up, creating a unique and innovative eHealth portal and the first ever healthcare applications store. We are working in partnership with the NHS and will pilot regionally, then deploy nationally.
We are recruiting interns and graduate developers to help us build the healthcare portal and application marketplace using the Open Systems Interconnection model.
As a developer at Cambridge Healthcare, you’ll be given real problems; you’ll help build a company and make it successful, gaining valuable business experience; you’ll also be paid and given employee stock options; you’ll get to work with some of the brightest minds in healthcare and informatics; and you’ll be changing the world, for the better, with outcomes that you can measure.
If this sounds interesting, please email us at
Find out more at
3. *Event* - Enterprise Tuesday
Feb 1, 18:00
Lecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering, Cambridge
Building a Dream Team
Billy Boyle, Co-Founder and President of Operations, Owlstone
Cynthia Larbey, Biotechnology Entrepreneur
This week’s lecture looks at the need for different team members at different stages of the venture; offers advice on how you define the dream team for each of these steps; and how you can look for, attract, reward and focus the team so that you deliver the results.
Cynthia Larbey will focus on the need for understanding structures before building the team. She has experience of working with both successful and recovering teams. One of the companies she has worked with is Smart Holograms, a spin out from Professor Chris Lowe’s Department at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Biotechnology which pioneered a unique form of sensor technology. She also has strong tips for how to galvanise teams in difficult situations.
Billy Boyle has grown his company, Owlstone, from his student days and now employs forty three people. The company uses nanotechnology to put chemical sensors on microchips and is an example of a Cambridge success story. Billy will share his views on the need for values, for understanding the changes needed during different stages of growth and that autonomy is a stronger motivator than financial rewards. In addition, you might be interested in an article written by Billy in the January issue of Cambridge Business magazine.
4. Cambridge University International Development
+++ Panel Discussion - Volunteering: Help or Hindrance +++
Date & time: Friday 28th January @ 7pm
Location: Queen’s Building Auditorium, Emmanuel College
The guest panel, including Shirz Vira (Co-ordinator of CamVol), Ian
Sanderson (Chairman of Afrinspire), and a return volunteer from VSO, debate
the effects of volunteering for international development projects, and
effective practice when volunteering and taking gap years.
This will definitely appeal to those looking to do some volunteering work
over summer, or to enter the industry after graduation as it will shed
light on some of the issues and challenges volunteers, the companies and
the countries they volunteer in encounter.
For more information on the event, visit our facebook page at:
To find out more about us, visit:
5. *Event* - International Development Careers Evening
Wondering about a career in international development? Come and hear from people currently working in a variety of different jobs within this highly varied sector. What do they love about their jobs? What are the challenges? How do you get that crucial overseas experience? How do you secure your first paid job? Is a Masters necessary? What about a language? Can you really make a difference?
Speakers include:
Susie Henderson, Corporate Account Manager, WaterAid
Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders
Nicola d’Elia, GSMA Development Fund (uses mobile technology in international development)
Fabio Scappaticci, previously worked with Oxfam Quebec in the DRC.
Hawa Sydique, Programme Manager for Enterprise and Leadership, Camfed.
See also
The careers briefing: Volunteering in the developing world, 2-3pm Tuesday 8 February 2011 and the main not-for-profit careers event, Work to change the World, 1-6pm Thursday 10 February 2011
6. *Opportunity* - Intern with an exciting new social start up
Join DataGiving: Ethical startup paid opportunities for graduate programmers
Do you want to combine ethical and social values with working on real problems,
together with some of the brightest minds in web technologies and the social enterprise sector? Do you want to work with ‘meaning’, for individual fulfilment, and write stellar code that has a real impact with results you can measure?
DataGiving are a Cambridge University social venture spinout, and winner of the TedxCam Open Data Challenge Hackathon 2010. They are developing unusual and highly impactful interactive data visualisation apps to help people find, support and share the causes they care most about (see,
DataGiving is recruiting experienced graduate developers (PHP, MySql and so on), with a flair for design as a plus. Both paid and voluntary posts are available. Work will primarily be from home, with flexible hours to fit around your term-time commitments.
If this sounds interesting, please apply asap emailing your CV to Sobia at We’ll also be attending the Careers service Work to change the World event on 10 February 2011, come and have a chat with us.

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