Welcome to the new LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. We wanted to create a platform for the School's entrepreneurship community and the wider London ecosystem to share experiences, observations, perspectives and research, so here it is. We invite you to read, comment, share, and enjoy!

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Four LBS entrepreneurs selected for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition semi-finals

Out of the nine entries from London Business School, three students and one alumnus have made it to semi-finals of the 2020 Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition. Dev Majumder EMBAGA2020, Kit Gammell MBA2021, Jennifer Lynch PhD and Guilherme Marins EMBA2018 will compete to win one of the four awards. The Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition offers a platform for […]

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Private equity and Venture Capital in a changing world

Evgenia Sopochkina MBA2021 shares her reflections after attending a recent fireside chat between Michael Moore, Director General of British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA) and Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor of Management Practice and Academic Director of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. The event was jointly hosted by the Institute […]

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Interim Financing and Convertible Instruments for Startups

Eliran Ben-David MBA2020 describes one of the most common fundraising instruments for startups, and its advantages and disadvantages, to help entrepreneurs make an informed decision. As a corporate lawyer in Israel, I advised venture capital funds and early-stage ventures on establishing their business, commercial affairs and negotiations, and of course, M&A transactions and financing rounds. […]

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10 bad reasons to become an Entrepreneur

Even though my own entrepreneurship journey is on an indefinitely pause, I still love chatting to people who are thinking of becoming business founders. It is always encouraging to learn that even in the current hyper-competitive, over-monopolised business climate, there are still many people who are willing to take the risk inherent to starting a business […]

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