Category Archives: Reflections

The roots of success: in conversation with the co-founders of digital healthcare platform Honest Health

We were delighted to have a candid conversation with Pavlo Maherovsky and Sam Gluck, both LBS MBA 2018, who co-founded Honest Health, a vertical healthcare platform, delivering targeted care at scale. Only two and a half years since its inception, the venture has been acquired by industry leader Hims & Hers. The co-founders reflect on […]

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Tanso – leading the way to a low-carbon economy with $1.9m pre-seed financing

London Business School alumnus Fabian Sinn (LBS M.Sc. Analytics and Management) describes data and machine learning company Tanso as “purpose-driven”. And so it is. An early-stage startup, which began life in 2021, Tanso, aims to remove structural barriers that hamper corporations from achieving climate neutrality. Supported by leading experts and advisors drawn from the fields […]

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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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Incredible ventures

Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reflects on his recent shortlisting experience for one of London Business School’s scholarships focused on tech ventures. I have just finished reading this year’s applications for the ‘Tech Disrupt and Transform Scholarship’, open to all MBA admits, supported by Jason Schretter (MBA2005). A mix […]

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Wype – a green, clean spruce up, à toilette

‘Domination of the toilet market’ is not typically an aspiration one might wish for if one associates the meaning with the commonly used English word, a noun, meaning a water-flushed bowl, cistern and seat. If, however, one assigns the meaning to the more continental, toilette, or the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to […]

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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 […]

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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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Seedcamp X LBS Internship: A day in the life of an intern!

Every year LBS students get the opportunity to work with high-growth start-ups as part of the Seedcamp – LBS internship collaboration. Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, having invested in Europe’s most exceptional entrepreneurs including the founders of UiPath, Revolut, and Sorare. In this post, we hear from two interns, Nina Cardelus and Gene Barrett, who […]

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Chaos

STORIES FROM THE PANDEMONIUM – How founders can plan for success

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 the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) minds of startup founders, and how simple structures and good planning can help founders manage VUCA […]

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