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Entrepreneurship at London Business School

At LBS, our students are given the skills, opportunities and resources to affect change, innovate and drive their entrepreneurial aspirations. This site brings together the entrepreneurship ecosystem at LBS and helps our community discover the initiatives most relevant to their stage of journey: Ideate, Explore, Build and Scale.

LBS Hackathon

Run by the Entrepreneurship Club, a competition where business experts, software programmers, developers, and designers come together to pitch their ideas, develop something new or test their existing business ideas.

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Pizza, Pints & Pitches (PPP)

PPP is a new initiative aimed at getting people passionate about entrepreneurship together in a friendly, informal setting, to talk about business ideas or general themes in technology where you think there is a venture opportunity.

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Ride It Out Podcast

🚀The Podcast that brings the LBS Community together by interviewing startups and founders of successful businesses.

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Resilient Founders

Founders are the lifeblood of a company. By extension, they make economies tick. We hope you will find support and inspiration from the insights of our community of experienced entrepreneurs, world-class faculty and current student cohort to see you through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established in 2011 to equip and inspire entrepreneurs, innovators and the leaders who design the ecosystems in which they thrive.
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Entrepreneurship Club

The London Business School Entrepreneurship Club provides a forum for students to network and share ideas, promotes an environment that will foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and helps students cultivate and develop their own ideas.

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Startup Bootcamp

Run by the Entrepreneurship Club, Startup Bootcamp is LBS’s unique and hands-on annual training program facilitated by industry leaders.

NewCo

Run by the Entrepreneurship Club and LBS Career Centre, exciting companies from London’s startup ecosystem invite you inside their offices. NewCo takes you inside offices to learn from a wide spectrum of founders and thought leaders.

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Tell Series

The TELL Series puts the spotlight on entrepreneurship in Europe. TELL has already provided a forum for inspirational talks by over a 100 of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.

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Treks

LBS organises trips each year to major innovation hubs around the world. Participating students visit the offices of major growth stage technology firms and venture capital funds.

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Events

LBS hosts a multitude of entrepreneurship related events from guest speakers to startup war stories from LBS’s very own entrepreneurs.

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Other Clubs & Societies

Tech & Media Club
Design & Innovation Club
PE/VC Club
Marketing Club
Israel Club
Social Impact Club

Entrepreneur’s Journey

The programme provides a practical and informative workshop, speaker and panel sessions to take student would-be entrepreneurs through every stage of deciding whether to pursue an entrepreneurial career path.

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Courses

LBS courses give entrepreneurs the skills, opportunities and resources to affect change, innovate and drive your company’s growth.

Tailored Core Course: Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities.
Electives: Strategy and Entrepreneurship (18 courses)

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Slush

LBS provides students with access to the world’s leading startup event in Helsinki. Slush connects startups & tech talent with top-tier investors, executives and media.

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LondonCAP

Implement newly developed skills, developing business solutions across a range of different sectors on an extended group project at start-ups, luxury and high fashion retail, NGOs and much more.

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Global Business Experience

Apply the frameworks studied to organisations in the emerging and developed markets around the world. The programme consists of faculty briefings, guest speakers, site visits, workshops, panels, company visits and opportunities to engage with local LBS alumni in the region.

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International Exchange

Broaden your horizons and widen your network by taking part in one of the world’s largest and most prestigious business school exchange programmes.

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Startup Internships and Jobs

Accelerate your career progression through a summer internship in a startup. Whether you want to try out a new industry, work abroad or develop skills in a particular area, an internship will make your summer a professionally rewarding experience. Our sector managers help you market yourself to different sectors of the startup industry, from leading global recruiters to fast growth companies, and work with you to make the most of your new network. We also have a Summer Summer Start-Up Experience programme for admits.

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Faculty

We have a global view at LBS and 86% of our faculty are international, bringing a wealth of expertise and years of knowledge in business strategy and entrepreneurship from every corner of the world.

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LBS CoFinders

Are you looking for cofounders to join your startup or idea? Are you keen to join a startup as a cofounder and looking for opportunities? Introducing, LBS CoFinders!

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Launchpad

Run by the Entrepreneurship Club, Launchpad is a startup pre-accelerator programme that brings together the brightest minds to transform ideas into viable business models.

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Entrepreneurship Summer School

The Entrepreneurship Summer School gives students the chance to assess and shape their business opportunities in a robust and practical way.

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Startup Competitions

Present your ideas on a global scale while pitching to investors in one of several student competitions. You will have the opportunity to pit your knowledge and expertise against entrepreneurs from other business schools.

Venture Capital Investment Competition
HealthTech Challenge
CleanTech Challenge
MIINT Competition

Peer Group

Your peer group at LBS provides an exciting and diverse blend of backgrounds, experiences and insight to tap into whilst pursuing your entrepreneurial aspirations.

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Mentor "Office Hours"

Office Hours is a brand new initiative by the IIE to help reduce the friction when finding a mentor and setting up a discussion. Times with specific mentors are circulated periodically by email to allow LBS entrepreneurs to book a slot in a couple of clicks.

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EMiRs

LBS provides one-to-one sessions with an expert entrepreneur mentor, from a wide range of sectors and disciplines. They offer advice, support and guidance throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

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Course Flexibility

No other MBA offers as much flexibility. Take control of your learning and your future. Customise and shape your MBA to suit your entrepreneurship journey with multiple exit points.

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LBS Incubator

The Incubator Programme has been designed to support a number of start-up businesses set up by LBS alumni entrepreneurs providing physical space, common services, a programme of events, coaching and mentorship.

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Startup Funding

LBS has close connections with various funding initiatives:
Sussex Place Ventures
Enterprise 100
LBS Student Impact Investment Fund
LBS Angel Investing Club (Brazil)

Alumni Network

LBS alumni form our global community of more than 44,000 successful business professionals working in over 155 countries. Ask the network for help with your business idea, from introductions to VCs to constructing the perfect pitch deck.

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LBS Hub

LBS Hub provides access over 1,000 alumni mentors who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with current students, on either an informal ad hoc basis or through a more structured alumni mentoring programme.

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