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    Alumni entrepreneurs – get involved in our mentoring programme

Alumni entrepreneurs – get involved in our mentoring programme

As we move into the next year of Generate – our entrepreneurship programme – we are looking to grow our pool of alumni mentors. Last year’s alumni mentors provided numerous students with excellent business advice that often had a direct and powerful impact on the student’s business idea. This year, given the sharp rise of entrepreneurial interest amongst the […]

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Why people startup in Berlin

Guest blog by Andrew Cherrie, who works at Berlin startup MEDIGO:
For the last few years Berlin has carried Europe’s startup flag with pride, and recently climbed into the top 10 in 2015’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. Graduates of Berlin’s startup playground include Soundcloud, EyeEm, and Delivery Hero, whilst investors such as Accel Partners (Facebook, Spotify, Dropbox) have cited Berlin […]

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KPMG guide to starting and running your small business

KPMG Enterprise has put together a guide on starting up and running a small business including a focus on:

financial operations
getting talent on board
funding options
compliance and tax reliefs
protecting intangible assets and intellectual property

You can download the guide on the KPMG site!

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27 July 2015|Generate|1 Comment|

Getting into entrepreneurship: side projects

Guest blog from Anishka Gheewala Lohiya, an LSE Generate funding competition winner:
It is always a challenge to decide whether you can be an entrepreneur or if it’s not for you. Sometimes it takes trying a bit of everything to finally realise what you really want. Because to be an entrepreneur you have to really want it. You have to […]

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    LSE Generate: Entrepreneur of the Year competition and awards 2015

LSE Generate: Entrepreneur of the Year competition and awards 2015

A big congratulations to LSE Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 winners Toby Cockayne and Maya Linstrum-Newman!

Toby’s SportsFix app allows users to follow their favourite sports, teams and starts from across third party news providers. It summarises the best sports news articles into a personalised stream, supplemented by the latest from across social media. Maya’s […]

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    Watch Generate award winner Bonnie Chiu’s social enterprise TEDx talk

Watch Generate award winner Bonnie Chiu’s social enterprise TEDx talk

We are really excited to be able to share this Tedx talk with you – one of our recent LSE Generate award winners was invited by TEDx Goodenough College to speak about her inspiring social enterprise, Lensational. Have a peek at this video to find out more! Well done Bonnie!

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17 June 2015|Generate|0 Comments|
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    Rock Solid! LSE Generate prize winning entrepreneurs build rock solid start up teams

Rock Solid! LSE Generate prize winning entrepreneurs build rock solid start up teams

Rock Solid! LSE Generate prize winning entrepreneurs build rock solid start up teams

LSE Generate fosters a vibrant community of start up entrepreneurs right in the heart of London. The start up founders invited to participate in this unique experiment in entrepreneurial education are winners of LSE Generate funding competition. They comprised a diverse and highly international group of students […]

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Five tips for launching a “tech for good” startup

This guest blog is by Jessica Stacey of Bethnal Green Ventures:

It’s never been easier to use digital technology to change the world for the better. More and more people are starting to rethink, redesign and rebuild the way we educate our children, provide healthcare and live sustainably on a planet of limited resources.

That’s why we started Bethnal Green Ventures. […]

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10 March 2015|Generate|0 Comments|

Mindfulness and resilience in entrepreneurship

Struggling to find calm as you develop your entrepreneurial ideas? Fortunately, we have this guest blog from organisational psychologist consultant Dana Zelicha about mindfulness and resilience:

Starting a new company is one of the most turbulent phases in the life of entrepreneurs, considering that only 50% of startups survive their first five years. We still have an incomplete understanding of why some startups survive and why some entrepreneurs are […]

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Life working at a startup

This guest blog has been written by Sarah Bourke, who works at carwow, a comparison site for new cars based in London:

Carwow is a young startup going through a period of rapid growth. It has expanded from seven employees when I began six months ago, to 17 today. We’ve created an online platform through which you can compare great […]

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3 December 2014|Generate|0 Comments|
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    Top tips from entrepreneur and director of Caravan, Miles Kirby

Top tips from entrepreneur and director of Caravan, Miles Kirby

New Zealander Miles Kirby is Caravan’s Chef/Director and Head Roaster. With over 15 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, he began his career in his hometown of Wellington, New Zealand before moving to the Netherlands where he became sous-chef at The News Café in Gronigen. A move to London in 2001 saw Miles take on the role of Head Chef at […]

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20 November 2014|Generate|0 Comments|

Five tips for generating an effective online platform

Online, your business is not just competing with other businesses. You’re up against everything from world news to Candy Crush and cat photos! But with an effective online platform, you can still attract your customers’ attention.

Here are some tips shared by Charles Ubaghs, Head of Social Media at Global Radio, at last week’s Generate masterclass:

1. Create great content

Great content builds up an understanding […]

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19 November 2014|Generate, Marketing|0 Comments|
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    “Go for it and work hard” – entrepreneurship roundtable with LSE alumni

“Go for it and work hard” – entrepreneurship roundtable with LSE alumni

In the context of the celebrations marking the German Alumni Association’s 30th Anniversary, LSE Enterprise Germany organised an LSE Alumni Startup Entrepreneur Roundtable on 27 September in Berlin to showcase the talent and diversity of young LSE entrepreneurs, in cooperation with event partner Mila. Berlin – home of a vibrant digital startup scene Berlin, being one of the hotspots for young […]

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The importance of failing – advice for entrepreneurs

Guest blogger and LSE alumna Rolake Rosiji explores the importance of failing as an entrepreneur: FAIL, FAIL, FAIL again. Fail better. Since leaving LSE in 2009, I’ve worked in management consulting in London. I’ve had my share of ups and downs but working for a well known company made me feel better when things were down.

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19 October 2014|Generate|2 Comments|

Bon appetit entrepreneurs! London: the new start-up food capital of the world?

Walking down a street in Marylebone, London on Sunday afternoon, I had a bit of a shock. It was a street that I was very familiar with – I’d wandered down it hundreds of times – but it was the first time in about 9 months that I’d visited it and it was completely unrecognisable. Whereas last year it had […]

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14 October 2014|Generate|1 Comment|

Start-up survival – how not to give up! Guest post from an LSE entrepreneur

Hannah Leach has recently launched Cabpal, a cab-sharing venture that matches, connects and books cabs for people travelling between London airports and London – ‘a safe, inexpensive, door-to-door service for international students flying into the city’. This week, as Generate’s guest blogger talks about her last few months embarking on her new venture… ‘Why cabs?’, ‘Do you even have a […]

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4 September 2014|Generate|0 Comments|

Talking ’bout a revolution… the disruptive market that is London’s FinTech scene

Guest Blog by Markus Gnirck, COO Startupbootcamp FinTech. Recent reports by Accenture and Ernst & Young have shown that London is the international hub for FinTech (Financial Technologies). The UK in general is a uniquely well-suited location for technology applied to financial services. Deal volumes have been growing at 74 percent a year since 2008, compared to 27 percent globally and […]

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Introducing… Generate at LSE Careers – our new entrepreneurship programme!

As many of you budding entrepreneurs will know by now, it’s not just the weather that has been hotting up around the capital. London now boasts an impressive 32 start-up accelerators and incubators, out of 50 in the UK. In the last three years, around 340 London-based tech companies have attracted investment of almost £1.5billion and, and in the last few […]

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4 August 2014|Generate|1 Comment|

Guest blog: Why I believe a university degree is essential to successful entrepreneurship

Christian Nellemann is a London-based entrepreneur. He has started four successful companies and his latest venture is XLN Telecom, a specialist broadband provider for small businesses with more than 130,000 customers. He is the only person to have won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award twice.  The rise of the celebrity entrepreneur is built partly on the […]

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