Welcome to the LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) at London Business School. This platform is open for the School's entrepreneurship community and the wider London ecosystem to share experiences, observations, perspectives and research. We invite you to read, comment, share, and enjoy! If you have content proposals, please do get in touch with us: iepc@london.edu.

Meet the 2022 LBS Launchpad Cohort

The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital, in partnership with the London Business School Entrepreneurship Club, is excited to announce our 2022 LBS Launchpad Cohort! Launchpad is London Business School’s startup pre-accelerator program, based at the London Business School campus and supported by the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital. Launchpad connects new founders with the brightest […]

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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, […]

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yourself.online founded by LBS alumnus James Chance acquired by PPLSI

yourself.online, a service to clean up your social media and online reputation, founded by James Chance in 2018 whilst still doing his MBA programme at London Business School was recently acquired by a leading US based software and services provider, PPLSI. We sat down with James to discuss his entrepreneurship journey and how he managed […]

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LatAm’s Booming Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Scene

It is no secret that the Latin American entrepreneurial scene has been booming during the last few years. Many tech experts have written about the region’s exploding growth (TechCrunch, Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz) and major VC funds have entered or redoubled their focus on the region. According to CB Insights data, startups in the region […]

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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 […]

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Founder Spotlight Series: An interview with Rogier Fischer MBA2022, Co-Founder and CEO of Hadrian

For this first episode of the Entrepreneurship Club’s ‘Founder Spotlight’ series, we interviewed Rogier Fischer, MBA 2022. Rogier is co-founder and CEO of Hadrian, a hacker-first enterprise cybersecurity solution using AI to continuously analyze the clients’ IT infrastructure and flag potential vulnerabilities. Rogier Fischer and his three co-founders formed Hadrian last August. One month later, […]

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From Poultry Farming to Venture Investing: Conversation with Daniel Obaseki, Partner at ZX Ventures

AB InBev is the world’s largest brewer. Although AB InBev has a centuries old history, very little is known about how this leading brew house is reimagining the possible through its venture & innovation arm, ZX Ventures. Recently, we sat down with Daniel Obaseki to learn more about ZX Ventures, his journey as an investor […]

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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 […]

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