Category Archives: Explore

Social Impact Week

Social Impact Week: Takeaways from the TechforGood panel

Social Impact Week is the flagship conference of the Social Impact Club at LBS. The theme of this year’s conference was Reinventing the mainstream, implying the sense of urgency with which firms should adopt social impact measures at the core of their business activity instead of merely paying lip service or greenwashing their way out […]

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Machine learning

Machine Learning: do you really need it?

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. He highlights some of the things […]

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Launchpad meet the teams

Launchpad: Get to know the teams

Launchpad is London Business School’s startup pre-accelerator program connecting business minds with London’s entrepreneurial community to transform ideas into viable businesses. Meet this year’s successful applicants who are participating in this structured program consisting of 10 workshops to develop a pitch that is ready to be presented to investors. The program is based at London […]

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Fundamental Attribution Error

Stories from the Locus – How can founders change their perspective to succeed

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 aim to understand how Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE) and self-serving bias are the bane for start-up founders (and investors); and what can founders (and […]

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Hackathon

Organising a hackathon? Here are our top five tips

In the second of a two-part series, we hear from London Business School’s Hackathon organiser Zoe Chrysostom MiM2021 about her experience of organising and running the HackLBS 2021. I have participated in a couple of hackathons prior to organising HackLBS 2021, and while 48 hours of hacking are intense, being on the other side definitely has its […]

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Hackathon

Hackathon: How a virtual event can unleash creativity and innovation

In the first of a two-part series, we hear from London Business School’s Hackathon organiser Zoe Chrysostom about her experience of organising and running the HackLBS 2021. “I never thought I’d have so much fun and learn at the same time”, a participant said. For the last 6 years, the LBS Entrepreneurship Club has opened […]

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STORIES FROM THE SCHADENFREUDE – Recognised correctly, it could lead to your secret superpower

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 aim to understand how schadenfreude is important to founders (and investors); and how can founders (and investors) use it to their benefit using […]

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Startup strategy planning

Startup Internships: Reflections from our business school students

Many students pursue an MBA to tap into the range of opportunities available across myriad industries and job functions. While some students start the MBA with specific entrepreneurship goals in mind, a growing number of firms – almost to a cliché – cite “entrepreneurial drive” as a key characteristic they look for in candidates. “I […]

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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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46% of business failures could be avoided. Here’s how.

Many new ventures, deals, investments and strategies fail because they haven’t been properly tested before launch. Applying rigorous contrarian thinking with a Devil’s Advocate or military style Red Team can save time, money and reputation by avoiding mistakes and making decisions that maximise chances of success. In the following piece, Dr. Nicholas Beecroft explains a […]

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