Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

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The Future is Not What It Used to Be: A Yogi Berra View on the Evolution of Startup-Corporate Dynamics

Startups and corporations face a transformative year, with challenges and shifts opening new strategies for collaboration and success. As we cap off the start of the year, we reflect on recent dynamics and the shape of opportunities for startups and corporations in the year to come. There is much hope that the current startup winter […]

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Vishnu Chundi (MBA2017), the founder and CEO of AssetVault

AssetVault founder shares how an ‘old school’ issue was answered by a high-tech solution

AssetVault founder and LBS alumnus Vishnu Chundi leverages AI and Blockchain to remedy an age-old concern. There is a staggering $6bn left in unclaimed assets in India and a further $4bn unclaimed by the Indian diaspora located around the world, and this figure is set to quadruple in the years ahead.  This money is simply […]

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Swizzle co-founders Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 and Capucine Codron MBA2022

Swizzle co-founder shares tips on how to recession-proof your startup

London-based Swizzle launched in August 2022 just as the UK’s economic downturn worsened. In this Q&A, cofounder Capucine Codron MBA2022 reveals why the threat of recession failed to deter her and fellow co-founder Guillaume Jacomin MBA2022 from launching a startup during an economic downturn. 5 tips for starting up in a downturn Investors don’t want […]

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Ammar Naveed and Haider Raza MBA2021, co-founders of DealCart

LBS alumnus and DealCart co-founder who recently raised $4.5m in pre-seed funding shares his journey

DealCart, co-founded by Haider Raza MBA2022, is swimming against the tide. While many tech firms are cost-cutting, downsizing and realigning their focus amid difficult economic conditions and steep inflation, Karachi-based DealCart, which opened for business in March as global financial markets started to turn sour, is on the up and up. The trailblazing startup, which […]

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Yariv Cohen of Ignite Power and Khalid Baareh of iKcon scoop the 2022 Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards

The achievements of two outstanding alumni who won the Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards this year build on the School’s deep entrepreneurial legacy and will inspire those who follow in their footsteps. Establishing an enterprise in Africa presents multiple challenges, resulting in many companies steering away from the region. One particular risk to operations in many countries […]

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Reflections on the Global Experience Programme in South Africa

During the last week of October, 80 students from the MBA 2023 program attended the London Business School Global Experience programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this blog post, Courtney Sawatzke MBA2023 shares her reflections on the course and how it will have a lasting impact on all of those involved. What exactly does it mean […]

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LBS Students

Entrepreneurship Beyond Borders: Innovation in Israel and Palestine

This past week, 74 students from multiple degree programmes (MBA, Executive MBAs and Sloan Fellows) attended the London Business School (LBS) Global Experience in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah. Varun Rekhi MBA2023 shares his summary of what Palestinian entrepreneurs taught him about resilience and why Israeli innovation is a force to reckon with. Our journey […]

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LBS Incubator founders

Meet the founders from the 2022 LBS Incubator cohort

The entrepreneurs invited onto the 10-month London Business School Incubator programme give a glimpse into the biggest challenges and inspiration behind their ventures. In September, the LBS incubator opened its doors to a new cohort of start-up founders. The Incubator is managed by the London Business School’s Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC). It […]

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Grape ESG launches RotasAirbnb, a sustainable tourism platform

Airbnb collaborates with Grape ESG to launch of sustainable tourism platform RotasAirbnb, an ecologically sustainable way to enjoy the most beautiful locations in Brazil. Grape ESG’s latest venture is a collaboration with Airbnb, with the combined support of Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica and the National Road Safety Observatory. RotasAirbnb offers tourists ecologically sustainable opportunities for […]

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China's Venture Capital

China’s vibrant venture capital scene: just a step behind the USA

Venture capital (VC) in China has grown enormously since its establishment in the mid-1980s such that the level of VC investing is now second only to the USA. Dr. Keith Arundale, the author of Venture Capital Performance: A Comparative Study of Investment Practices in Europe and the USA (2019, Routledge), and his colleague, Dr. Ying […]

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