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    Meet our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Julien Callede of Made.com!

Meet our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Julien Callede of Made.com!

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 […]

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    LSE Generate Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Panel: open for bookings!

LSE Generate Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Panel: open for bookings!

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 […]

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New Launch at Generate! The Generate Book Club

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to learn more about your future working environment? Or are you interested in improving your entrepreneurial skills in your spare time?

Generate is launching a book club! Every month we’ll choose a book for you all to read and then discuss. We’ll open the comments section and you can discuss the book […]

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    Interested in Enterprise Funding? Learn about the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition Here!

Interested in Enterprise Funding? Learn about the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition Here!

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 […]

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Generate How To: Business Plans

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 […]

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    An Exciting Year Ahead for LSE Generate! Here’s a Lookback at Our Launch Party

An Exciting Year Ahead for LSE Generate! Here’s a Lookback at Our Launch Party

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 […]

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13 October 2017|Generate|0 Comments|

A big welcome to LSE from your startup side-kicks!

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 […]

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10 things budding entrepreneurs should know

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 […]

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    Want to launch your own business? Follow these tips from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

Want to launch your own business? Follow these tips from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

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 […]

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UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017

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.
The challenges
We have identified four focused challenges where technology can transform how banks work and what we deliver for our clients:

Digital Ecosystem
RegTech and LegalTech
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Presenting with confidence – how to pitch

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 […]

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Generating change: Celebrating women in entrepreneurship

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!
Introducing Eva
Eva is a graduate of MSc Media and Communications (2015) where she focused on human-computer interaction and […]

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    Breakfast epiphanies: entrepreneurial courage and creation meets coffee and croissants

Breakfast epiphanies: entrepreneurial courage and creation meets coffee and croissants

Even though the thought of linking up to Australia via a slightly/very dodgy Skype connection at 8am before the LSE IT team arrive in front of a room of 40 students quite honestly fills me with dread, I think it will most definitely be worth the stress given the person who will be speaking on the end of the line.

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International ideas: taking your startup abroad

We live in an increasingly globalised world. Unlike what we read in history books and despite recent political rumblings, economies no longer stop at national borders. In some cases such Europe and SE Asia, economies even span beyond continents meaning that goods and services move freely between different national and regional consumer groups. This poses great opportunity for entrepreneurs […]

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    Could you have what it takes to become a social entrepreneur?

Could you have what it takes to become a social entrepreneur?

As we’re all aware, our world is a dynamic place. It’s constantly a-changing, becoming ever-more fast-paced and complex by the day. This will come as no surprise to LSE students from every discipline. After all, our university is dedicated to the study of social and political science – sciences which investigate how and why socio-economic realities have changed over time. […]

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Get involved in Tata’s social internship scheme

The Tata Social Internship Scheme is a unique partnership between Tata and four leading universities (LSE, the University of Cambridge, UC Berkeley and UC Davis) and is managed and administered by LSE Careers and India Observatory.
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The primary objective of the Tata social internship scheme is to give students the opportunity to work on social entrepreneurship, environmental development and corporate social […]

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    From Thesis to ‘brilliantly organic’ – launcing FLO by Tara Chandra, an LSE alum

From Thesis to ‘brilliantly organic’ – launcing FLO by Tara Chandra, an LSE alum

Tara Chandra grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and received her BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York. She finished university early to move to Los Angeles for her music career and soon signed to European and Asian indie labels. After three years of touring and some career highlights, Tara moved to London to […]

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    Could you be the winner of the next LSE Generate funding comp? There’s only one way to find out!

Could you be the winner of the next LSE Generate funding comp? There’s only one way to find out!

Not to panic you at all, but you have just TWO MORE DAYS until the Lent Term Generate funding competition closes. We’ve had some great entries so far and are eager to see a few more before the deadline on Sunday (29 January) night. Whether your business idea focuses on fashion, technology, education, finance or development we would love to […]

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Is charity a good career option? Thoughts from an LSE alum

LSE alumnus Iqbal Wahhab OBE is the founder of London restaurants The Cinnamon Club and Roast and chairs two social enterprises – Bounce Back and Mums The Chef.

His book Charity Sucks was published last year and he’s taking part in a panel discussion Wednesday 25 January, 12-2pm at The Wolfson Theatre, looking at whether philanthropy has helped alleviate poverty […]

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Insider tips – social startup survival guide

If you ask anyone to name a social injustice that they felt strongly about, most people would come up with one straight away and it wouldn’t take long for them to start listing the reasons the problem exists as well as potential ways to overcome it.

Whether it’s youth unemployment, cuts to healthcare provisions, or gender inequality, everyone has a […]

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