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

From Thesis to ‘brilliantly organic’ – launching 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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    Environmental Entrepreneurship: the key to a sustainable future?

Environmental Entrepreneurship: the key to a sustainable future?

Each year at LSE Generate we see an increasing number of funding applications focused on the problem of climate change. When climate change is a distant concept and doesn’t ‘appear’ to be having a direct impact on your life, it’s relatively easy to ignore it. For many LSE students, however, the devastating changes in the environment have had a […]

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    Organising innovation in volatile times – thoughts from Emeritus Professor aladin aladin

Organising innovation in volatile times – thoughts from Emeritus Professor aladin aladin

Emeritus Professor aladin aladin is leading a workshop on Wednesday 11 January 2017 on Emergency innovation’ – imaginative responses to crisis and uncertainty, as part of the Generate programme. Here he gives his thoughts on organising innovation in volatile times.

It is a ‘post post’ era [post digital, post globalised, post post modern] of parallel narratives and competing paradigms, where […]

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    And the Generate funding competition winners are…*drum roll*

And the Generate funding competition winners are…*drum roll*

And breathe! Last Friday signaled the end of yet another exhausting but wonderfully inspiring Generate funding competition and wrapped up the first term of our skills development programme. After organising this entrepreneurial extravaganza for five years now, the panel of judges and Team Generate were in total agreement that this was hands down the best year yet in terms […]

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Tips to start your own business

1. Make sure it’s right for you

Are you ready for this? Starting your own business requires a lot of stamina and sacrifice. There will be times where it doesn’t seem like you’re getting anywhere, and so you need to be able to stay strong and optimistic in the face of adversity.

You need to do something you enjoy, but you should […]

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Brexit: Startup now or pay up later

Guest blog by Lewis Silkin LLP:

The routes available to entrepreneurs under the Immigration Rules are much more onerous, expensive and risky than the self-employment option currently available to EEA nationals under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations (‘the Regulations’).
EEA nationals’ current rights and documentation
EEA nationals wanting to set up in business in the UK can currently come here and […]

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Tips from alumni for PhD entrepreneurs

A selection of LSE PhD students and graduates recently shared their experience of entrepreneurship during and after their PhDs. Read their biographies below – they’re impressive people, and encourage you to be equally so! There are also a few key messages to repeat about getting started, the people, your motivation, and resources.
The messages

Find people you want to work with, […]

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The finance maze – raising money in Europe

‘If you decide to be an entrepreneur, do something crazy. Then at least when you fail people will remember you.’

You wouldn’t expect these words to come from one of the most successful investors in Europe, would you? Oussama Ammar, co-founder of TheFamily, a European-wide investor that currently nurtures a whopping 250 startups through an innovative mix of education, services, […]

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    Meet the Code at Uni team – LSE alum delivering world class programming education

Meet the Code at Uni team – LSE alum delivering world class programming education

Guest blog by LSE alumni and Code at Uni entrepreneurs, Jack Bridger and Eliot O’Connor – get in touch at hello@codeatuni.com!
Running a company while juggling your degree is tough – but it’s actually the best time to start your first company. Three years ago while at LSE, we started Code At Uni to change the way university students learn […]

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    When’s the right time to become an entrepreneur? Now, absolutely now!

When’s the right time to become an entrepreneur? Now, absolutely now!

We had our first event of the academic year last week in Dalston Square, thus marking the start of our 2016-17 entrepreneurial programme. The event was hosted by The Bakery, an enterprise which connects corporations with entrepreneurs to solve business problems teaching them to become more entrepreneurial.

The co-founder and serial entrepreneur Andrew Humphries gave an exciting talk about the […]

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    Welcome to LSE Generate – start your entrepreneurial adventure right here!

Welcome to LSE Generate – start your entrepreneurial adventure right here!

Hello there, and welcome to LSE Generate! Whether you’re a brand new student who has just set foot on LSE soil, maybe you’re back for another year of your course, here on exchange, or perhaps you’ve left but just can’t get enough of us and are back for more as an alum (you’re only human!), you are all really […]

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    How a foodie LSE entrepreneur is taking over central London to launch his startup!

How a foodie LSE entrepreneur is taking over central London to launch his startup!

Back in the day, before LSE Generate was even born (!) we came across a super impressive entrepreneur whose enthusiasm for entrepreneurial pursuits was evident from the outset. Sean Farran has had a really exciting career to date working on the likes of Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival project, the hugely successful Taste of London, and other exciting events around […]

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LSE Generate competition alumni – where they are now?

Over the past four years, LSE Generate has awarded over 40 students funding and support to grow their enterprises. Students have developed their dreams all over the globe and we thought it would be exciting to get in touch with some of the winners and see where they are now!
Last week we spoke to Elliot O’Connor, one of the founders […]

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LSE Generate competition alumni – where they are now?

Over the past four years, LSE Generate has awarded over 40 students funding and support to grow their enterprises. Students have developed their dreams all over the globe and we thought it would be exciting to get in touch with some of  the winners and see where they are now!

First in our series of interviews we speak to Elliot O’Connor, one […]

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What’s it like to intern with LSE Generate?

Last week we interviewed our most recent intern, Bobak Saadat, on how he found the whole experience. Here’s what he had to say about it all (and we promise we haven’t deleted the negative bits!!):

What is it like working at LSE after studying there?!
I thought it would be strange to be LSE staff so soon after being an LSE […]

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    Brexit – how should entrepreneurs approach the uncertainty?

Brexit – how should entrepreneurs approach the uncertainty?

Blog by Laura-Jane Silverman, careers consultant and LSE Generate team member:

It’s Day 5 in the Big Brexit House. As the country scrambles to come to terms with last week’s news, business owners and influencers are busy studying how the inevitable changes may affect them, both immediately and in the long term. For startups, whose survival often depends on international […]

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