Generate at LSE Careers

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

Our supporters 

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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.

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.

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 - 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 guide to starting and running your small business

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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Getting into entrepreneurship: side projects

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 […]


LSE Generate: Entrepreneur of the Year competition and awards 2015

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. […]


Watch Generate award winner Bonnie Chiu’s social enterprise TEDx talk

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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New 10 Minutes With videos from LSE alumni

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.

Direct Sales

Employer: Somuchmore

Closing date: 26 Aug 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people to help us in our marketing & promotional activities. You will be involved in exciting promotional activities ranging from managing a team for distributing leaflets and sign ups, holding events and more.

Country Garden “Future Leader” Project

Employer: Country Garden

Closing date: 28 Aug 2015

Location: Foshan City China

Real estate related majors are preferred (civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, project management, etc.), and we are also looking for majors as marketing, finance, human resource management, statistics, logistics, information technology, and operations management.

Head of Product - E-Commerce

Closing date: 31 Aug 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

VC-backed company aiming to change a massive, fun and interesting industry.

This is a key role reporting to the CEO and requires a blend of strategic thinking, hands-on development and a knack for creating great user experience.

Entrepreneur in Residence at pioneering Fintech Venture

Employer: NUMBER26

Closing date: 31 Aug 2015

Location: Berlin Germany

Are you an enthusiastic entrepreneur, and a hands-on team player? Do you have an outgoing and motivated mind? Then reshaping the finance business might be your next challenge! This is your chance to create, lead and grow in what is currently one of the fastest and most exciting industries.

Product Strategy Manager

Employer: Fidor

Closing date: 31 Aug 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Founded in Germany in 2009, Fidor Bank wants to re-establish lost confidence in banking by disrupting the banking sector with new and customer-focused services. A new approach to financial services for the digital age.

Product Marketing Associate (Merchant Acquisition)

Closing date: 1 Sep 2015

Location: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Work on the product team to help us develop new experience products and manage our partner relationships.

Digital Marketing Associate

Closing date: 1 Sep 2015

Location: Hong Kong Hong Kong

You will be working within the Marketing team and you will take ownership of online marketing for our corporate services (B2B) business.

Marketing Manager

Employer: AlliedCrowds

Closing date: 15 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

As Marketing Manager, you will be a key member of the leadership team, responsible for the continued growth of AlliedCrowds. You will be the curator of our marketing strategy, and ensure we reach the right audiences with a focus on user acquisition.

Marketing Executive

Employer: AlliedCrowds

Closing date: 15 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

As Marketing Executive, you will play an instrumental role in executing and shaping our marketing strategy. You are creative and can think outside the box, to ideate, design, and execute multi-channel marketing campaigns that spark people’s imagination.

Marketing Intern

Employer: AlliedCrowds

Closing date: 15 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

As marketing intern, you will help assist in day-to-day running of our marketing program. You will focus on brand development, product outreach, networking, and developing our multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub.

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