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

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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Chaos

STORIES FROM THE PANDEMONIUM – How founders can plan for success

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 the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) minds of startup founders, and how simple structures and good planning can help founders manage VUCA […]

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Machine Learning

Machine Learning Model: The Seven (St)ages

Investing in “AI” or, more realistically, Machine Learning is the fashionable thing to do these days (in addition to investing in SPAC’s, NFT’s, etc.). But does your fledgling start-up really need a Machine Learning solution? Vinay Muttineni MBA2021 helped build scalable machine-learning pipelines and products at eBay and Microsoft. In the second post of a three-part series, he highlights […]

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MIINT

MIINT Competition 2021: From sourcing to pitching

Impact Investing is growing in popularity as a career option for LBS students. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with extracurricular activities like the Turner MIINT competition help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, the team that represented LBS talk us through their experience of taking part in […]

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Changing landscapes in VC: LBS, LocalGlobe & Bessemer panel

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with a range of extracurricular activities help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Marco Napa MBA2022 talks us through the recent […]

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Startup founders

STORIES FROM AGRIPPA’S TRILEMMA – Impacting startup founders’ mindsets

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 the (delusional) minds of startup founders required to handle the paradoxical chaos around them, and how simple structures such as tetralemma and trilemma, […]

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