About the Venture Camp

Riga-Cambridge Venture Camp 2019/2020 will be organized in Autumn/Winter in Riga, Latvia and Cambridge, United Kingdom. Students and would be or just started entrepreneurs are invited to take part in the Venture Camp. In the first part of the Camp, which will be held in Riga , participants will work in teams to develop their business ideas and chase for the opportunity to participate in the second part of the Camp in Cambridge. Best participants and teams will be nominated to take part in the Cambridge module. The lessons in Riga and Cambridge will be led by acknowledged faculty members of universities and entrepreneurs.

The initiator of the Venture Camp is champion of entrepreneurship encouragement, professor Alan Barrell, D.B.A., F.R.S.A. (www.alanbarrell.com), who has spent more than 30 years in senior executive positions in technology-based companies, and has international experience as a professor working in several leading universities in the UK, Finland and China. The mission of Alan is to promote entrepreneurship in all parts of the world and empower people of different backgrounds or society levels to work out their entrepreneurial projects. To expand the perspectives of start-ups and students from Latvia, Riga-Cambridge Venture Camp is being organised for the fifth consecutive year.


  • Students, would be or young entrepreneurs, innovators with their business idea (with or without a team)
  • Young people, who have no business idea, but have passion to join the entrepreneurial team and help with their competences


The participation fee in the first module of the Camp in Riga is 20 EUR per person. Participants, who will take part in the second module of the Camp in Cambridge, have to consider costs of approximately 400 EUR , which will cover their own travel and student hostel expenses. The Program in Cambridge is free of charge thanks to our generous partners in Cambridge: Cambridge Innovation Academy, Anglia Ruskin University and many others. Some students will have an opportunity to receive scholarship.