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.

Commercial Analyst Intern – 12 months – PayPal London

Employer: PayPal

Closing date: 29 Jul 2015

Location: Surrey Greater London United Kingdom

12 months placement - PayPal London

The Commercial Analyst Intern will be accountable for supporting the UK Commercial Team in strategic and tactical decision making, performance monitoring, delivering actionable customer insights, and development of business strategies & plans.

LSE Graduate Internship - Entrepreneurship Assistant with Generate - [9 months] (015)

Employer: LSE Careers

Closing date: 29 Jul 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to join LSE Careers as part of the entrepreneurship project. A 9 month opportunity to help implement our program for the coming academic year with responsibility for social media, event planning and stake holder relations.

Internship in Business Development & CRM

Employer: Holidog

Closing date: 30 Jul 2015

Location: Paris France

Holidog, the global market leader for pet care services, is looking for highly talented and aspiring entrepreneurs to join this fast-growing enterprise. Holidog is currently operating in more than 10 countries and quickly expanding into more markets.

Graduate Sales Development Representative

Employer: PatSnap

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: Chiswick, London Greater London United Kingdom

We are looking for high achieving, entrepreneurial graduates to set up commercial opportunities for PatSnap into any company that creates idea’s or needs to protect their Intellectual Property.

Recruitment Coordinator

Employer: Ashoka - US

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America

The Recruitment Coordinator will drive Ashoka’s global hiring growth by managing Ashoka’s recruitment and selection process with colleagues across 35 countries and 6 regional hubs. They will build on Ashoka’s unique and proven selection system to assemble an exceptional team of entrepreneurs.

Client Relations Associate

Employer: ChaseFuture

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: Shanghai China

We are looking to hire a client relations associate to help us improve our lead conversion and serve as an account manager. If successful, this position can follow a pathway to a management role within the company over time.

Youth Group Facilitator Summer Volunteer

Employer: The Golden Co

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Join an award winning social enterprise in delivering a business, beekeeping and wellbeing programme to young people. As part of the programme the young people will develop an edible insect based product and take it to market. Be a part of that journey!

Social Media Manager

Employer: Bevy Inc

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Bevy is a young and disruptive start-up that is soon launching in London. We're looking for a highly energetic, creative and passionate social media manager to rapidly grow our brand and customer base by any effective means - Is this you?

E-Bike Brand Ambassador at On-Demand Food Delivery Startup

Employer: Pronto - London

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

  • Startup experience
  • Electric Bike
  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery


Employer: Triptease

Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Important, paid project opportunity at a startup in hyper-growth mode

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub.

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