About the Latvia-Cambridge Venture Camp

Latvia-Cambridge Venture Camp 2023 will be organized in spring in Latvia, and in summer in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Students and nascent entrepreneurs are invited to take part in the Venture Camp. In the first part of the Camp, which will be held in Latvia both in-person and online , 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 workshops 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, who has spent more than 40 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, Latvia-Cambridge Venture Camp is being organised for the seventh time.


  • Students, nascent entrepreneurs, innovators with their business idea (with or without a team), especially with technological business ideas;
  • You, even if you have no business idea, but do have a passion to join the entrepreneurial team and help with your competences.


The program of the Venture Camp is structured in two modules. The first module will take place in Latvia where up to 50 participants can participate. The second module will take place in Cambridge, U. K., as a one-week intensive camp, where 15 best participants of the Latvia module will be invited.

The program is organized by CONNECT Latvia in cooperation with the Cambridge Learning Gateway, Anglia Ruskin UniversityFaculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, College of Business Administration.

Program team: Dainis Senbergs, Elmars Baltins (both - CONNECT Latvia), Janis Supe (College of Business Administration), Karlis Purmalis (University of Latvia), Modris Ozolins (Riga Technical University); Cambridge team - Alan Barrell (Cambridge Learning Gateway), Catherine Foottit (Anglia Ruskin University), Marcia Baldry-Bryan, David Bell, Jonathan Mantle.


REGISTRATION from 6 March 2023 until 11 April 2023

Additional information by e-mail [email protected].