Welcome to the LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) 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: iepc@london.edu.

Michael and Yuri

Unveiling the Impact of GenAI on Private Equity and Industry Transformation

Generative AI (GenAI) is making waves across various sectors, and its potential to revolutionize industries has become a hot topic. In a recent discussion, Michael Jacobides, the Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Strategy at London Business School, alongside Yuri Romanenkov, the Academic Director of the Next Generation Digital Strategies […]

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Entrepreneurship world cup

London Business School Partners with Entrepreneurship World Cup in UAE

London Business School (LBS) is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by Startupscale360. As the exclusive Knowledge Partner, LBS is committed to providing entrepreneurs with the knowledge, networks, and resources needed to succeed in today’s competitive landscape. London Business School (LBS) stands […]

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John Mullins

Why Mindsets Matter: Insights from Professor John Mullins

As a three-time entrepreneur and seasoned business school professor, John Mullins has spent decades delving into the world of entrepreneurship. His journey, marked by successes and failures, has provided invaluable insights into what drives entrepreneurial ventures to thrive. He shares his reflections below. In my initial career as a three-time entrepreneur – with a victory, […]

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Work fast, iterate and be ridiculously obsessive – Brent Hoberman on building a successful company

The co-founder of Lastminute.com, Made.com, Founders Forum and Founders Factory speaks at London Business School about his entrepreneurship journey – and offers some sage advice to his younger self as well as the next generation of founders Brent Hoberman is one of the most well-known names in modern British business. He is the Co-Founder and […]

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Meet the winners of HackLBS 2024

A digital affiliate marketing aggregator, an event planning app for friends and an AI-powered pest management tool were this year’s winners of our fiercely competitive HackLBS competition held on 2-3 March 2024 at Nuffield Hall, London Business School. About the hackathon Aspiring entrepreneurs with big ambitions to solve real-world challenges gathered at London Business School […]

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Call for papers

Call for papers: Private Capital Symposium 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of private equity and venture capital, the 15th Private Capital Symposium in 2024 is set to be an insightful gathering. Hosted by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) at London Business School, this symposium promises two days of intellectual exchange, open debate, and thought-provoking discussions. The call for papers […]

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The Future is Not What It Used to Be: A Yogi Berra View on the Evolution of Startup-Corporate Dynamics

Startups and corporations face a transformative year, with challenges and shifts opening new strategies for collaboration and success. As we cap off the start of the year, we reflect on recent dynamics and the shape of opportunities for startups and corporations in the year to come. There is much hope that the current startup winter […]

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2023 GCEC award -Highly Commended Institute of Entrepreneurship-and-Private Capital at-London Business School

London Business School Receives GCEC Award for Exceptional Contributions in Entrepreneurship Research

London Business School is honored to be recognized for supporting groundbreaking and impactful research in entrepreneurship and private capital with a Highly Commended distinction at the 2023 GCEC Awards. In a testament to its unwavering commitment to advancing knowledge in the fields of entrepreneurship and private capital, London Business School’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private […]

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Arka Dhar and Ioannis Ioannou in conversation in front of an audience

AI for Good: How is Generative AI going to change the world? 

It was a huge pleasure to host Arka Dhar at our IEPC event last week on “AI for Good”.  While there are many people speaking on this topic, few are as well informed as Arka, the current Product Lead at OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, and also a recent graduate of our Sloan Programme. Arka’s […]

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