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.

Ammar Naveed and Haider Raza MBA2021, co-founders of DealCart

LBS alumnus and DealCart co-founder who recently raised $4.5m in pre-seed funding shares his journey

DealCart, co-founded by Haider Raza MBA2022, is swimming against the tide. While many tech firms are cost-cutting, downsizing and realigning their focus amid difficult economic conditions and steep inflation, Karachi-based DealCart, which opened for business in March as global financial markets started to turn sour, is on the up and up. The trailblazing startup, which […]

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Yariv Cohen of Ignite Power and Khalid Baareh of iKcon scoop the 2022 Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards

The achievements of two outstanding alumni who won the Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards this year build on the School’s deep entrepreneurial legacy and will inspire those who follow in their footsteps. Establishing an enterprise in Africa presents multiple challenges, resulting in many companies steering away from the region. One particular risk to operations in many countries […]

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Reflections on the Global Experience Programme in South Africa

During the last week of October, 80 students from the MBA 2023 program attended the London Business School Global Experience programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this blog post, Courtney Sawatzke MBA2023 shares her reflections on the course and how it will have a lasting impact on all of those involved. What exactly does it mean […]

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Winners of the 12th Annual RSM PE Competition

Two LBS student teams win at the 2022 RSM PE competition

Two teams of London Business School MBA 2024 students participated at this year’s Rotterdam School of Business (RSM) PE competition and won the first and third place. The competition took place on the 11-12 November in Amsterdam. In total 17 teams competed representing schools like ESADE, Bocconi, RSM, LBS, HEC and Imperial amongst others. Each […]

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LBS Students

Entrepreneurship Beyond Borders: Innovation in Israel and Palestine

This past week, 74 students from multiple degree programmes (MBA, Executive MBAs and Sloan Fellows) attended the London Business School (LBS) Global Experience in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah. Varun Rekhi MBA2023 shares his summary of what Palestinian entrepreneurs taught him about resilience and why Israeli innovation is a force to reckon with. Our journey […]

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LBS Incubator founders

Meet the founders from the 2022 LBS Incubator cohort

The entrepreneurs invited onto the 10-month London Business School Incubator programme give a glimpse into the biggest challenges and inspiration behind their ventures. In September, the LBS incubator opened its doors to a new cohort of start-up founders. The Incubator is managed by the London Business School’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC). It […]

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BITS School of Management students

LBS alumni start-up founders open their doors to students from the BITS School of Management

BITS School of Management students joined a two-week programme at LBS and worked with LBS alumni founders helping them solve their start-up business challenges as part of the Entrepreneur Project Labs. What an interesting time it’s been to be in London lately! With political changes and historical world events happening all around us, in September […]

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Jane Khedair

Jane Khedair appointed as Executive Director of the IEPC

Jane Khedair has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (‘IEPC’). Following an education in business law, Jane spent eight years as an international credit analyst and corporate loan officer in the City of London. After founding Business Plan Services (‘BPS’) in 1991, which helped companies for over 20 […]

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Private Capital Symposium Panel

Six things we learnt from our Private Capital Symposium 2022

This week we welcomed over 200 attendees who returned to the London Business School for our first Private Capital Symposium in three years, organised by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital. It was amazing to bring so many people together to discuss investment trends, technological developments and forecast how the turbulent market will affect […]

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Grape ESG launches RotasAirbnb, a sustainable tourism platform

Airbnb collaborates with Grape ESG to launch of sustainable tourism platform RotasAirbnb, an ecologically sustainable way to enjoy the most beautiful locations in Brazil. Grape ESG’s latest venture is a collaboration with Airbnb, with the combined support of Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica and the National Road Safety Observatory. RotasAirbnb offers tourists ecologically sustainable opportunities for […]

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