Welcome to the LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. This platform is open for the School's entrepreneurship community and the wider London ecosystem to share experiences, observations, perspectives and research. We invite you to read, comment, share, and enjoy! If you have content proposals, please do get in touch with us: eship@london.edu

Booster Competition

Booster: Financial support for early-stage student-led startups

Xinxin Zhang reflects on the origins of Booster, the aspirations for the future, and how the benefits of taking part go beyond the monetary value that winners receive. While there is no secret formula for succeeding in entrepreneurship, there are tools and platforms that can give founders a better chance at succeeding. As entrepreneurship has […]

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The Cargoful team with Filippo Tamburini top middle and Erica Pezzica in the middle below

Cargoful – fleet management firm wins top sustainability prize

Cargoful, a revolutionary technology set to transform fleet management, has won this year’s ‘Sustainability Prize at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition’. Cargoful is the brainchild of London Business School alumni, Erica Pezzica (MBA 2021) and Filippo Tamburini (MBA 2021), together with their co-founders Cosmo Valentino and Alessandro Salvetti.  The software puts powerful […]

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Incredible ventures

Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reflects on his recent shortlisting experience for one of London Business School’s scholarships focused on tech ventures. I have just finished reading this year’s applications for the ‘Tech Disrupt and Transform Scholarship’, open to all MBA admits, supported by Jason Schretter (MBA2005). A mix […]

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Wype – a green, clean spruce up, à toilette

‘Domination of the toilet market’ is not typically an aspiration one might wish for if one associates the meaning with the commonly used English word, a noun, meaning a water-flushed bowl, cistern and seat. If, however, one assigns the meaning to the more continental, toilette, or the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to […]

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From idea to XYZ Reality

The team behind XYZ Reality are the freshest examples of the mettle, resolve and ingenuity needed to tackle the big challenges presented by today’s demanding business environment. David Mitchell, Murray Hendriksen and Umar Ahmed, a London Business School alumnus, are the founding team of a construction technology start-up, XYZ Reality that has just closed a […]

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LBS Launchpad 2021: The Final

LBS Launchpad is a startup pre-accelerator program connecting business minds with London’s entrepreneurial community to transform ideas into viable businesses. In this post, we catch up with our winners. On May 20th, LBS Launchpad 2021 concluded with a final pitch event. It was the end of an emotional six-month journey that started with 150+ Applications from […]

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Stories from the Kakorrhaphiophobia – How Founders can overcome the fear of failure

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand more about kakorrhaphiophobia (the fear of failure) and how startup founders can use simple structures and good planning to alleviate the fear. Founders […]

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Expert in Residence programme launches at London Business School

The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Expert in Residence Programme’. Providing expert professional help to current LBS students, the initiative is aimed at startup founders and new entrepreneurs seeking advice in specific business areas. IIE Director Jane Khedair, who is heading up the programme and who […]

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Seedcamp X LBS Internship: A day in the life of an intern!

Every year LBS students get the opportunity to work with high-growth start-ups as part of the Seedcamp – LBS internship collaboration. Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, having invested in Europe’s most exceptional entrepreneurs including the founders of UiPath, Revolut, and Sorare. In this post, we hear from two interns, Nina Cardelus and Gene Barrett, who […]

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