Posts from the Generate at LSE Careers team
This April, the Head of LSE Generate, Laura-Jane Silverman, attended the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Read about her experience at one of the key conference events below.
This House believes that Universities lack the necessary proximity to be effective agents of social innovation in the 21st century.
That was the motion presented by Peter Drobac, Skoll Centre for Social […]
Lent Term is always our favourite time of year, as our programme is specifically focused on social innovation and impact, something we can see our Generate students are particularly passionate about. This term was particularly exciting, with Generate hosting speakers from Bethnal Green Ventures, Nesta and brac. Read below to catch up on all the events we ran and […]
It was a day of innovation and ideas at LSE on Friday afternoon as LSE Generate, LSE’s flagship entrepreneurial skills development hub, hosted its long-awaited entrepreneurial funding finale! The board rooms at the top of the New Academic Building were transformed into mini dragon’s dens as the School’s most promising entrepreneurs pitched before panels of judges in the hope […]
In celebration of women’s history month we’re kicking off our enterprise books of the month series with solely #FemaleFounders! Have a look below and check out some inspirational, well-written stories from global founders of successful ventures.
Dear Female Founder is a collection of letters from female entrepreneurs who have made $1 billion in revenue. A great and inspirational book, we recommend […]
Guest blog from Dr Priyank Tyagi, co-founder Medmonks
From being an aspirant startup destination, India soon became an emergent hub and today is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. According to Mr Amit Dixit, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone India, outside the US and Europe, India is the number one private capital investment destination on Blacktone’s priority list, even […]
Chief of ZX Ventures, Pedro Earp, tells us how to make this year work for you.
The start of each year always creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to pause, analyze what worked from the past year, and reset their plan of action for the following year.
As Chief of ZX Ventures (a global growth and innovation division within AB InBev), I do […]
Venture capital involves providing capital and sector expertise to support the activities of new start-up companies. Most of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, raised venture funding at some point in order to expand their operations.
Isaac Haq is an LSE student who is working to champion the transformative potential of start-up companies and promote student interest […]
We hope you’ve all had a wonderful and restful break, and are ready for an exciting and entrepreneurial Lent Term! Generate’s programme this term focuses on social innovation, and we have some really thrilling events coming up. If you’re interested in enterprise, have a look below for a taster of some of our upcoming events.
January 9th & 10th – […]
Generate has some big news… We have a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, read all about him here!
The growth of Generate and our student engagement has been really exciting to watch, and we realised a number of students could benefit with having an experienced entrepreneur on hand to provide them with one-on-one mentoring sessions here at LSE. Excitingly, we are now collaborating […]
This week’s panel focuses on the potential issues that arise if revolutionising artificial intelligence tools exhibit gender and racial biases.
We will discuss the dangers of existing social inequalities and prejudices being replicated in new ways as an increasing number of decisions affecting our everyday lives are left to automatons – but also the ways in which algorithms present an […]
Interview with new LSE Mayor’s Entrepreneur Intern!
At Generate we love any opportunity that aims to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, and the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition is no exception! A funding competition especially for London students, winners receive £20,000 as well as a mentoring package. There’s not just a competition though, City Hall is also running entrepreneurial workshops throughout the year which […]
Have an Entrepreneurial Idea? Need Some Help With Your Business Plan? Look no Further!
So, have a business idea but want some tips on how to translate this into a successful plan? Or maybe you’ve just made it through to the second round of our funding competition and need some advice refining your ideas? Here at Generate we have […]
A warm welcome to all the new and returning students at LSE! Last Friday we here at LSE Generate held our official launch party to celebrate what is sure to be a busy and exciting year. Highlights included an extremely delicious chocolate cake in the shape of our logo and a much loved silent disco! Thanks to Carl Goodwin […]
Hello and a really, really warm welcome from Team Generate! We are super excited to meet the new LSE cohort and introduce you to the Generate family, catch up with current students and bring lots of alumni back into the fold – it’s wonderful to have you all on board and we cannot wait to show off our brand new Generate programme […]
If you’re starting a new business, there are a few things that you need to be aware of that you might not have previously thought. Hopefully this list will be helpful to you!
1. Pick a good name
Naming your business can be a lot of fun, but you’ve got to think about the practicalities of what’s in a name. Using […]
Hi y’all! We at LSE Generate have just returned from the other side of the pond after a three-day, fully-immersive startup ‘trek’ with a group of entrepreneurially-minded LSE students and recent alumni. The visit to Silicon Valley and the Bay area included some fascinating meetings with LSE alumni startups, incubators, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurial corporates. One of the trekkies, Fannie Delavelle (MSc International Political […]
Guest blog by UBS:
The UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017 is open to startups and established, growing companies that think they can change the way finance works and how banks meet their client’s needs.
We have identified four focused challenges where technology can transform how banks work and what we deliver for our clients:
RegTech and LegalTech
Pitching and presenting successfully involves using a blend of techniques, including applied improvisation and learning practical ways to improve your confidence. Here are a few valuable tips to help you be pitch perfect:
Tip #1: Don’t rush into speaking
Make sure you are well-positioned and standing (or sitting) still before speaking. It’s easy to start speaking before you are stationary and if […]
As part of International Women’s Day we thought it would be an idea to have a chat with one of our inspirational women entrepreneurs who has left the LSE family to join the world of the startups and become a successful female innovator!
Eva is a graduate of MSc Media and Communications (2015) where she focused on human-computer interaction and […]