Category Archives: Student voice

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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Venture Capital Investment Competition: The winning team from LBS

Venture Capital Investment Competition 2021: Our experience

Venture Capital is a popular career option for LBS students. The European VC scene is growing, with London at the epicenter. The School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration along with extracurricular activites like the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) help us to learn how to succeed in these roles after graduation. In this article, Akshat Goenka MBA2022 talks […]

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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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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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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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“Entrepreneurship is not a career, it’s a burning obsession” – Greg Moran, Founder and CEO of Zoomcar

At this TELL Series event, we heard Greg Moran’s enthralling story of building Zoomcar, and his motivation and learnings in entrepreneurship. Born in United States, he dropped out of business school and relocated to India to start Zoomcar, a pan-India personal mobility company. Spotting the early trends of wide-scale technology adoption and changing demography, he […]

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5 Top Tips for Taking the Leap into VC

Venture capital is an exciting career option for MBA students. The London start-up scene is fast-growing, and many MBAs contribute to both start-ups and VCs in meaningful ways during their time at London Business School. The school’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship concentration and courses allow us the chance to practice some of the key things we’d […]

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Launching a new early-stage venture competition at LBS

Booster is an early-stage London Business School venture competition intended to give founders the boost they need to take their ventures to the next level. Supported by the LBS Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the competition offers students an opportunity to earn grants totaling up to more than £20,000. In the following article, LBS Entrepreneurship […]

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An Inside Look at the BVP Investment Memos

As the start-up ecosystem bursts, it is difficult to identify a diamond in the coal mine – an opportunity worth the risk, given the high percentage of failed start-ups. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), an American venture capital firm, alludes to unique characteristics of fruitful investments in its Investment Memos. So, what is the secret sauce? […]

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