Category Archives: Incubator

Lessons learned

Lessons learned: What I wish I’d known 12 months ago

Three entrepreneurs who recently passed through the London Business School incubator share their key lessons on launching a startup. Mistakes are a part of the learning process in any walk of life, but in business especially it is all too easy to know what you should have done in hindsight. Here three recent LBS graduates, […]

Read More

Enzo Ottens

Earnr raises pre-seed financing to launch tax app for side-hustlers

An app for the self-employed aims to disrupt the half-trillion-dollar accounting sector globally. We caught up with LBS alumnus Enzo Ottens to find out more about Earnr, the start-up he co-founded with Jamie Leverton and Anil Nair. According to a report by IPSE, the UK not-for-profit membership organisation for the self-employed, there were just over 4.3 […]

Read More

In Conversation with Caroline, Co-Founder of Junee and Runner-Up of Launchpad’21

Founded by LBS alumni Caroline Williams and Mary Liu, junee is starting the *reusa-bowl* revolution with a borrow-and-return system of takeaway packaging that employees can use for their workday lunch. As an early-stage tech-for-good startup, junee is supported by Innovate UK, WeWork, Huckletree Alpha, Mayor of London, and Sustainable Ventures. The founders took home in […]

Read More

Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards 2021 winners

Akshat Garg, Nick Doman, and Will Pearson win the 2021 LBS Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards

Established in 2010 to showcase the success of alumni in launching innovative businesses, this year’s award for early-stage entrepreneurs has gone to ocean Bottle co-founders Will Pearson and Nick Doman, while Akshat Garg scooped the award for later-stage companies for cofounding Delhi-headquartered DCDC Kidney Care. William Pearson MiM 2018 and Nick Doman MiM2018, from Ocean […]

Read More

Yousef Amar and José Martín Quesada

Krew cuts a $1.6m seed funding deal

Krew, a fitness startup business, has recently raised $1.6m in seed funding. Krew offers fully live and on-demand workouts which can be consumed alone or at a watch party with friends. These workouts are enriched with AI-powered leaderboards and motion tracking to correct posture in remote workout environments, none of which require any equipment besides […]

Read More

From idea to XYZ Reality

The team behind XYZ Reality are the freshest examples of the mettle, resolve and ingenuity needed to tackle the big challenges presented by today’s demanding business environment. David Mitchell, Murray Hendriksen and Umar Ahmed, a London Business School alumnus, are the founding team of a construction technology start-up, XYZ Reality that has just closed a […]

Read More

Remote working on a construction project, how is that even possible?

Although building sites were never officially closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry was thrown into crisis and forced to rethink ways of working overnight. Social distancing requirements placed restrictions on the number of people that could safely be together on a building site, which gave rise to all manner of tactics […]

Read More