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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.


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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 made up of three rooms here at LSE that can be booked and used for your team strategy sessions, investor meetings or as a place to work on your business plan.

Rooms can be booked by the hour or by the day. Please complete this form| to book.

Five tips for launching a “tech for good” startup

This guest blog is by Jessica Stacey of Bethnal Green Ventures: It’s never been easier to use digital technology to change the world for the better. More and more people are starting to rethink, redesign and rebuild the way we educate our children, provide healthcare and live sustainably on a planet of limited resources. That’s why we started Bethnal Green […]

Start your entrepreneurial adventure!

office-614273_1280Ten years ago, everyone wanted to be in a band. These days, being in a startup is the cool thing to do. “Startup” is the new buzzword in London, with the Evening Standard regularly showcasing tech platforms and “hackathons” a daily occurrence in the city. Apparently, if you don’t have an idea for a new lifestyle app, there’s something very wrong with you!

An entrepreneurial approach to the workplace is also becoming common and graduates are increasingly being employed by entrepreneurs looking to grow their startups quicker than you can say “please not another Dragon’s Den episode on TV!”.

If you think an entrepreneurial adventure could be for you, consider the following ways to gain experience in the field:

  1. Join an accelerator programme: This nine-week summer programme enables you to develop an idea with lots of support and mentoring eg. citystarters, bethnalgreenventures
  2. Intern with a new startup: If you can’t see a job advertised at a startup you’d like to work with, just “drop them a line” highlighting your availability and enthusiasm!
  3. Develop your own business idea: There are plenty of grants and competitions that can help finance early-stage projects
  4. Get an intrapreneurial internship: Before you “take the plunge” and go solo with your own business, why not secure some experience in a larger corporate organisation that has a strong entrepreneurial work ethic?
  5. Take a summer course: Learn a new skill with a summer course or check out the many free online resources that are available

Some great websites where you can look for ad-hoc placements include www.enternships.com, www.workinstartups.com, www.ukstartupjobs.com, www.escapethecity.org and www.entrepreneurhandbook.co.uk. There’s also our job portal on LSE CareerHub.

We look forward to seeing you very soon – possibly at a trendy startup café or “hackathon”!

Mindfulness and resilience in entrepreneurship

Struggling to find calm as you develop your entrepreneurial ideas? Fortunately, we have this guest blog from organisational psychologist consultant Dana Zelicha about mindfulness and resilience: Starting a new company is one of the most turbulent phases in the life of entrepreneurs, considering that only 50% of startups survive their first five years. We still have an incomplete understanding of why some startups survive and why some entrepreneurs are […]

Life working at a startup

This guest blog has been written by Sarah Bourke, who works at carwow, a comparison site for new cars based in London: Carwow is a young startup going through a period of rapid growth. It has expanded from seven employees when I began six months ago, to 17 today. We’ve created an online platform through which you can compare great […]

Useful entrepreneurial articles

As a student, becoming an entrepreneur can seem like a daunting task. Here are some useful articles to help you get started:

Finally, if you are looking for more general entrepreneurial advice, Forbes magazine has collected the advice and tips from 20 business leaders and presented them in this easy-to-read guide.

For more information about entrepreneurial help and support at LSE, visit the Generate at LSE Careers website.

Top tips from entrepreneur and director of Caravan, Miles Kirby

New Zealander Miles Kirby is Caravan’s Chef/Director and Head Roaster. With over 15 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, he began his career in his hometown of Wellington, New Zealand before moving to the Netherlands where he became sous-chef at The News Café in Gronigen. A move to London in 2001 saw Miles take on the role of Head Chef at the […]

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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|.

VSO ICS Entrepreneur - Business/Finance/Management

Employer: VSO

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Various Worldwide United Kingdom

Voluntary role overseas with VSO. ICS Entrepreneur teams young people with business aptitude and relevant skills from the UK and developing countries with small businesses to improve their profitability.

Lean Manufacturing Manager

Employer: Asia Inspection

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Shenzhen China

We are launching a new business line: lean manufacturing. Appointed by brands and retailers, our professional engineers’ mission is to leverage the performance of their key suppliers and factories. Based in Shenzhen and/or Hong Kong, you will be responsible for setting up this new business line.

Investment Director

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

EGF (the Fund) is looking to formalise its Management Team over the coming period, and is delighted to start taking expressions of interests.

Senior FinTech Business Developer (m/f) (Focus: Mobile Apps)

Employer: Hitfox Group

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Berlin Germany

The Senior FinTech Business Development professional of this new B2B business is responsible for planning and managing the customer acquisition strategy in line with company goals. He/She will be accountable for meeting agreed sales targets and driving the growth of company revenues.

Sales & Marketing Manager

Employer: 3DPrinteo

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Great opportunity in Sales & Business Development at award winning Central London startup.

Online Marketing Manager

Employer: Kickrs

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Munich Germany

Football (soccer)/ Entertainment start up based in the heart of Munich with international reach

Online Editor and Community Manager

Employer: Kickrs

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Munich Germany

Football (soccer)/ Entertainment start up – job internship based in the heart of Munich with international reach

Online Marketing Internship

Employer: Kickrs

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Munich Germany

Football (soccer)/ Entertainment start up – internship based in the heart of Munich with international reach

Business Developer English Market

Employer: Vintage Rides

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: New Delhi India

We are looking for a Business Developer ready to commit to a minimum period of 6 months. Based at the Delhi office, you will contact interested prospects, present them our products, create with them and with our team the trip that best suits them.

International Sales Manager

Employer: Peninsula Press

Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

Location: Madrid Spain

Entry level position in the special reports industry, related to investment opportunities in different countries

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub|.

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