Welcome to the LBS StartHub blog, hosted by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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: eship@london.edu

Fireside Chat with Akriti Dokania (Octopus Ventures) and Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)

Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, talks to his former MBA student Akriti Dokania, Investor at Octopus Ventures. Have you always dreamt about finding and funding innovative startups? Does the venture capital sector interest you? Are you a technology person who wants to play an active role in supporting […]

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To grow or not to grow: that is the question – isn’t it?

When teaching entrepreneurship, we focus attention on the trials and tribulations attendant on starting a business. But starting a business is only the start of the trial. For London Business School entrepreneurs who have been able to satisfactorily answer Hamlet’s more famous existential question regarding their new businesses, the more difficult questions come afterwards and […]

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City Hall

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 the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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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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