Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Gabriel Jacobson and Michael Vardi, co-founders of Valerann

Valerann co-founders share their 10 life lessons for startups

Gabriel Jacobson MBA2017 and Michael Vardi MBA2017 began working on the prototype for London and Tel Aviv-based smart-mobility startup Valerann in their first year at London Business School. Launched in 2016 and initially conceived as a smart road stud to be used in traffic control and road monitoring, the co-founders made a shift to a […]

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Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada

Cyble: A blue-ocean-industry strategy for a deep, dark place

Beenu Arora EMBA2020 and Manish Chachada EMBA2020 share the wisdom they have acquired since founding cybersecurity startup Cyble in April 2019. This much we know Get the business fundamentals right and the funding will follow Beware the fine print – VCs may want to throw cash at you, but don’t take the ‘easy’ money The […]

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LBS Alumnae founded FinAbility to financially empower domestic abuse victims

Did you know an estimated 1.3 billion women have experienced domestic abuse in their lifetime? That’s the total population of North America and Europe combined. It’s a big problem globally, further exacerbated by the pandemic. Stacy Sawin (MBA2021) and Asha Xu (MBA2021), London Business School alumnae are on the path to solving the problem. FinAbility is […]

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Incredible ventures

Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reflects on his recent shortlisting experience for one of London Business School’s scholarships focused on tech ventures. I have just finished reading this year’s applications for the ‘Tech Disrupt and Transform Scholarship’, open to all MBA admits, supported by Jason Schretter (MBA2005). A mix […]

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LBS Launchpad 2021: The Final

LBS Launchpad is a startup pre-accelerator program connecting business minds with London’s entrepreneurial community to transform ideas into viable businesses. In this post, we catch up with our winners. On May 20th, LBS Launchpad 2021 concluded with a final pitch event. It was the end of an emotional six-month journey that started with 150+ Applications from […]

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Stories from the Kakorrhaphiophobia – How Founders can overcome the fear of failure

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand more about kakorrhaphiophobia (the fear of failure) and how startup founders can use simple structures and good planning to alleviate the fear. Founders […]

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Seedcamp X LBS Internship: A day in the life of an intern!

Every year LBS students get the opportunity to work with high-growth start-ups as part of the Seedcamp – LBS internship collaboration. Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, having invested in Europe’s most exceptional entrepreneurs including the founders of UiPath, Revolut, and Sorare. In this post, we hear from two interns, Nina Cardelus and Gene Barrett, who […]

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Chaos

STORIES FROM THE PANDEMONIUM – How founders can plan for success

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming full-time entrepreneurs. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s attempt to understand the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) minds of startup founders, and how simple structures and good planning can help founders manage VUCA […]

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Machine learning

Machine Learning: do you really need it?

Investing in “AI” or, more realistically, Machine Learning is the fashionable thing to do these days (in addition to investing in SPAC’s, NFT’s, etc.). But does your fledgling start-up really need a Machine Learning solution? Vinay Muttineni MBA2021 helped build scalable machine-learning pipelines and products at eBay and Microsoft. He highlights some of the things […]

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