Welcome to Generate at LSE Careers
We are committed to inspiring entrepreneurial potential amongst LSE students and alumni. Whether you are looking to start up your own business or interested in joining an organisation that promotes entrepreneurship as one of its core values, we hope that you can make use of this service and move a step closer to finding the entrepreneurial career path that works for you.
Generate consists of an interactive skills development programme and an exciting series of networking events which, together, offer a unique platform from which students can learn, market test their ideas, and identify key relationships within their immediate and wider entrepreneurial community.
A message from Professor Craig Calhoun
Generate events programme
Generate offers an interactive skills development programme and an exciting series of networking events for LSE students. You can read about the types of events we run, view all our forthcoming events and watch recordings of past events on our events page.
One-to-one entrepreneurship consultations
If you’d like to discuss your entrepreneurial ideas or need advice about starting up or growing your business, we have one-to-one appointments with a careers consultant at 9.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It may be that we can answer your query straightaway and allow you to move on with your project, or we may refer you to someone that specialises in your business sector. Either way, we encourage you to book an appointment consultation on CareerHub and come and speak to us.
Generate mentoring programme
Our industry-specific pool of alumni entrepreneurs are available to deal with one-off queries or to work with you over the longer-term to ensure that you have all the resources at your disposal to help you launch and develop a successful start-up.
We will be holding weekly sector-specific mentoring sessions on Friday lunchtimes during term-time covering numerous industries including FinTech, food/beverage, education and social enterprise and you can sign up to these meetings on CareerHub.
For longer-term mentoring matching please sign up to Get Two It to browse through our sector experts and to select a mentoring partner for you and your project.
Winners of our funding competitions will also be set up with a selected mentor as part of their winners package.
Given the impressive pool of talent that LSE has to offer, we would like to offer students and alumni an opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and ambitions with a wider entrepreneurial community via the Generate blog.
If you have an entrepreneurial subject that you would like to discuss or perhaps an experience from your entrepreneurial journey you would like to share we would love to hear from you.
Book a room - the innovation workspace
Not all have startups have the luxury of securing an office when they first launch and so finding a suitable place to work on your project can difficult. The innovation workspace is here at LSE - the Kingsway building (room 4.13), can be booked and used for your team strategy sessions, investor meetings or as a place to work on your business plan.
The room can be booked by the hour. Please complete this form to request the room.
KPMG Enterprise has put together a guide on starting up and running a small business including a focus on:
- financial operations
- getting talent on board
- funding options
- compliance and tax reliefs
- protecting intangible assets and intellectual property
You can download the guide on the KPMG site!
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Guest blog from Anishka Gheewala Lohiya, an LSE Generate funding competition winner: It is always a challenge to decide whether you can be an entrepreneur or if it’s not for you. Sometimes it takes trying a bit of everything to finally realise what you really want. Because to be an entrepreneur you have to really want it. You have to […]
A big congratulations to LSE Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 winners Toby Cockayne and Maya Linstrum-Newman! Toby’s SportsFix app allows users to follow their favourite sports, teams and starts from across third party news providers. It summarises the best sports news articles into a personalised stream, supplemented by the latest from across social media. […]
We are really excited to be able to share this Tedx talk with you – one of our recent LSE Generate award winners was invited by TEDx Goodenough College to speak about her inspiring social enterprise, Lensational. Have a peek at this video to find out more! Well done Bonnie!
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10 Minutes With have published three new video interviews of LSE alumni discussing their roles and industries. Charu Sachdev – Fashion Entrepreneur, The Sachdev Group Colin Clarke – Senior Vice President (Brand Management), Visa Isha Patel – Business Analyst, Hiscox Check out more interviews by visiting 10 Minutes With.
These are our forthcoming Generate events. You can search below or view all our events on CareerHub.
Read more about the types of events we run and access recordings of past events on our events page.