Welcome to the new LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. We wanted to create a platform for the School's entrepreneurship community and the wider London ecosystem to share experiences, observations, perspectives and research, so here it is. We invite you to read, comment, share, and enjoy!

TELL Series: A Conversation with Alexis Prenn, Co-Founder and Chairman, Receipt Bank

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Alexis Prenn, Co-Founder and Chairman of Receipt Bank shares his experience as an entrepreneur with Jeff Skinner, the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as part of the LBS TELL Series. The interview covers what it means to be a growing start-up, hurdles of entrepreneurship and Alexis’ […]

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Stories from the Rift: Founder – Product – Market – Fit

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a full-time entrepreneur. One of the most common questions I have encountered is – “Co-Founders and where/why/how/when do I find them?” So, is the Fit-Founder a myth? Err… The Founder-Fit… Is the Founder-Fit a […]

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Remote working on a construction project, how is that even possible?

Although building sites were never officially closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry was thrown into crisis and forced to rethink ways of working overnight. Social distancing requirements placed restrictions on the number of people that could safely be together on a building site, which gave rise to all manner of tactics […]

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Stories From The Shift – Taking That Leap of Faith

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are feeling rudderless and adrift in the vast emptiness of the unknown ocean that lies around us… Many contemplate whether they should continue with their corporate role, or take the leap of faith to become a full-time entrepreneur. One of the most common […]

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Stories From The Shift – Chasing Shadows

Every single day, aspiring first-time entrepreneurs around the world spend their time chasing the shadows cast by LinkedIn reports of their peers getting funded and they enter Dreamland, where they start chasing one shadow after the next after the next. Over the past few weeks, I have been approached by a number of folks about […]

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Tips on winning Innovate UK grant funding

Roheet Shah MBA2015 and Adam Hearne MBA2015, founders of CarbonChain, share tips on how to successfully seek funding from Innovate UK grants. Like most start-ups, when we launched CarbonChain in 2017 one of our major challenges was how to secure funding to develop our technology and grow our business. While we initially explored the “traditional” […]

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Stories From The Shift

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) economic uncertainty and an aging workforce threatened by remote/younger workforce options, entrepreneurship could be explored as a promising career path, particularly for older adults with 15+ years of experience in the corporate world. However, we have often seen that corporate professionals are more plagued by indecisiveness […]

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