Generate at LSE Careers

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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.

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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.

The LSE funding competition

In Michaelmas and Lent Terms Generate at LSE Careers runs a funding competition. Open to all students and alumni within two years of graduation, the competition gives you the opportunity to win up to £10,000 towards an entrepreneurial venture. 

In Summer Term, the winners of each competition will be invited to take part in the LSE Entrepreneur and LSE Social Entrepreneur of the Year competitions when overall winners of each category are chosen and awarded additional funding. 

For more information on this please visit the funding competition page.


We provide access to a network of mentors with diverse experience of entrepreneurship that are willing to give their time and expertise to support our students' endeavours. We have also partnered with Gettwoit, a business set up by an LSE alumnus to facilitate this process.

You can also book a one–to–one appointment with Generate's careers consultant, on Wednesday mornings to discuss any entrepreneurial queries you might have.

Guest blog

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

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 4.03), 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.

Tips to start your own business

1. Make sure it’s right for you Are you ready for this? Starting your own business requires a lot of stamina and sacrifice. There will be times where it doesn’t seem like you’re getting anywhere, and so you need to be able to stay strong and optimistic in the face of adversity. You need to do something you enjoy, but you […]


Brexit: Startup now or pay up later

Guest blog by Lewis Silkin LLP: The routes available to entrepreneurs under the Immigration Rules are much more onerous, expensive and risky than the self-employment option currently available to EEA nationals under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations (‘the Regulations’). EEA nationals’ current rights and documentation EEA nationals wanting to set up in business in the UK can currently come […]


Tips from alumni for PhD entrepreneurs

A selection of LSE PhD students and graduates recently shared their experience of entrepreneurship during and after their PhDs. Read their biographies below – they’re impressive people, and encourage you to be equally so! There are also a few key messages to repeat about getting started, the people, your motivation, and resources. The messages Find people you want to work with, […]


The finance maze – raising money in Europe

‘If you decide to be an entrepreneur, do something crazy. Then at least when you fail people will remember you.’ You wouldn’t expect these words to come from one of the most successful investors in Europe, would you? Oussama Ammar, co-founder of TheFamily, a European-wide investor that currently nurtures a whopping 250 startups through an innovative mix of education, services, […]


10 things budding entrepreneurs should know

If you’re starting a new business, there are a few things that you need to be aware of that you might not have previously thought. Hopefully this list will be helpful to you! Remember our funding competition is currently open – win up to £10,000 to start or progress your idea. You can find out what’s it like to apply […]


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Read more about the types of events we run and access recordings of past events on our events page.

early stage start-up multitasks

31 Jan 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
First angle is a FinTech start-up providing a new way to distribute investment research to investors. We are looking for a graduate to helps us with fundraising, customers acquisition and communication.

Director Business Development (m/f)

15 Dec 2016
Hamburg Germany
Generating ideas and development of existing business models
Making valuable B2B contacts and establishing cooperation
Participation in process optimization measures (Business Development)
Creation of competition, market and risk analyses

Venture Developer / Entrepreneur in Residence (m/f)

15 Dec 2016
Hamburg Hamburg Germany
Support the partner group at Truventuro in developing business concepts and launching new ventures

Manage your own projects and experience various areas of our ventures (business development, performance marketing, etc.)

Business Development Coordinator

9 Dec 2016
London Greater London United Kingdom
The Social Investment Consultancy is looking for a Business Development Co-ordinator to act as an advocate for our work and ethos, working 1 day a week for an initial term of 3 months, paid at London Living Wage.


9 Dec 2016
London Greater London United Kingdom
The Social Investment Consultancy is currently looking for a Researcher, to gain exposure to an exciting organisation, working at the cutting edge of social enterprise, social investment and corporate philanthropy and be at the core of our thought leadership work.

Technical Lead - Graduate Entrepreneurship Programme

31 Aug 2017
Newport Wales United Kingdom
The Alacrity Foundation is Europe’s only charitable technology incubator. It nurtures the skills of talented Software Developers/ Engineers / Coders/ STEM/ Business discipline graduates.

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