In 2012, Hanadi drove the creation of Accelerate Cambridge, enhancing the contribution of Cambridge Judge Business School to the Cambridge entrepreneurial cluster, by providing help, nurture, and support to innovators and entrepreneurs in Cambridge. She has coined the "sneak outs” phrase, describing IP out of the University of Cambridge being commercialised directly by the inventor. Since its creation, Accelerate Cambridge has supported over a hundred companies and Hanadi has personally been involved in raising 10 million pounds of equity and grant funding for the Accelerate Cambridge start-ups.
Early in 2016 Hanadi was appointed the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge. Her work in Cambridge is already enabling a unique platform for entrepreneurship research ranging from case studies of start-ups, scale-ups all the way to industry reports and longitudinal studies of the underpinning factors of entrepreneurial success from both the entrepreneur’s and the early investor’s perspectives.
Hanadi is often invited as a guest speaker on forums, debates and conferences on the topic of entrepreneurship. In 2016 her work to support entrepreneurs earned her recognition as one of the Maserati100.
Hanadi sits on the advisory board of several start-ups at various stages of development and growth and is a director of Pitch@Palace CIC.