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

Innovation in the Face of Adversity

Innovation rarely keeps to a plan. It evolves at its own pace – guided and fed by entrepreneurs who understand its true value. The Real Innovation Awards is London Business School’s annual celebration of business innovation as it really happens acknowledging not only success, but also persistence, serendipity and reinvention. The following article shares highlights […]

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STORIES FROM THE PFFFFFT: The unlikely likeness between running start-ups and raising children

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s look at the similarities between running startups and parenting. While on the surface, they may seem to be worlds apart – both literally […]

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Launching a new early-stage venture competition at LBS

Booster is an early-stage London Business School venture competition intended to give founders the boost they need to take their ventures to the next level. Supported by the LBS Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the competition offers students an opportunity to earn grants totaling up to more than £20,000. In the following article, LBS Entrepreneurship […]

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Stories from the GRIT – How can one develop entrepreneurial resilience?

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are feeling rudderless and are adrift in the vast emptiness of the unknown ocean that lies around us… Many of us have never experienced such a type of existential-crisis before, where virtually all aspects of the human psyche have been stretched, tested […]

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STORIES FROM THE LIFT: How does one conquer the Market?

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. A lot of people can build a product, but really figuring out what your market is and how to reach them is the biggest obstacle to LIFT your venture off the […]

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How to Become a CEO in Your Early Thirties

Many people have ideas about “what they’d do if they were an entrepreneur.” But many young MBA graduates don’t view entrepreneurship as a viable near-term career option. Simon Webster, company director, LBS alumnus, investor and LBS guest lecturer, is teaching a Strategy & Entrepreneurship course at London Business School in collaboration with Luisa Alemany, Associate […]

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STORIES FROM THE CRYPT: When does one shut a venture?

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. The 100-plus EMiR sessions over the past few months have presented me with remarkable opportunities to view the repercussions of the pandemic through the eyes of a 21-year-old management graduate/alumnus AND […]

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