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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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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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Startups that get funded

Startups that get funded: Lessons learned

Over the past 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate more than 500 startups around the world as part of one of the best global angel investor networks, Keiretsu Forum (as identified by the Pitchbook rankings), and also as a part of one of the largest corporate houses in India and globally. The following blog highlights the differences I […]

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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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AMZA team members

How to start and run a business with your two best friends

Would you start a business with your friends? That’s exactly what Ariadna Pui MBA2021 did. Here she tells her story of how she balances business with friendship, all with the added challenges of working in a remote environment. Remember those times when friendships were easy? You met at school, listened to the same music, hated […]

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STORIES FROM THE PARTI PRIS – Surviving “Survivorship bias”

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 various biases trick founders and why founders continue to succumb to them, and what they can do about it. […]

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Woman with dog

10 Lessons from the Animal Kingdom for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Investors

There are many great voices but not all are human. While animals cannot speak, they can teach us amazing lessons without saying anything. These lessons are especially useful for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and students. Mahesh Dumbre shares 10 lessons worth pondering from the Animal Kingdom. 1. Feed the eagles and eat the chicken. This is how the […]

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10 Lessons learnt from evaluating 500+ global early-stage startups

Useful and relevant insights for founders and investors  Over the past 5 years, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate more than 500 startups around the world as part of one of the best global angel investor networks, Keiretsu Forum (as identified by the Pitchbook rankings), and also as a part of one of the largest […]

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STORIES FROM THE DRIFT – How founders drift away from their friends, family, health, hobbies and sleep

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 why most Founders (and most humans) often fall prey to the “Future-positive”, “Present-hedonistic” and “Past-pessimistic” time perspectives. And, it is […]

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