Category Archives: Explore

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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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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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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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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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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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Booster Competition

Booster: Financial support for early-stage student-led startups

Xinxin Zhang reflects on the origins of Booster, the aspirations for the future, and how the benefits of taking part go beyond the monetary value that winners receive. While there is no secret formula for succeeding in entrepreneurship, there are tools and platforms that can give founders a better chance at succeeding. As entrepreneurship has […]

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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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