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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Codefirst: Girls logo Santander logo
DAC Beachcroft logo Alt Gen logo
Rainmaking Loft logo Code at Uni logo
Leadnow logo The People's Food Co logo
future Frontiers logo Makers Academy logo 

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.

Call for innovation, entrepreneurship and design project proposals

If you have a great business idea you can submit a proposal now for Imperial College London’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design programme: Are you sitting on a future business idea? Would you like support developing your business plan? Submit your idea to have a team of MBA students help develop a business plan for you. Take your idea further We […]


Alumni entrepreneurs – get involved in our mentoring programme

As we move into the next year of Generate – our entrepreneurship programme – we are looking to grow our pool of alumni mentors. Last year’s alumni mentors provided numerous students with excellent business advice that often had a direct and powerful impact on the student’s business idea. This year, given the sharp rise of entrepreneurial interest amongst the student […]


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 […]


Why people startup in Berlin

Guest blog by Andrew Cherrie, who works at Berlin startup MEDIGO: For the last few years Berlin has carried Europe’s startup flag with pride, and recently climbed into the top 10 in 2015’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. Graduates of Berlin’s startup playground include Soundcloud, EyeEm, and Delivery Hero, whilst investors such as Accel Partners (Facebook, Spotify, Dropbox) have cited Berlin […]


How to develop your startup idea

Guest blog by Monique Craig from Oneflare: You’re ready to make your mark on the world and unleash the next great startup. Fantastic. The world loves innovation. While it is a sad fact that most startups fail, what you should know is that most of those failures were unnecessary. Startup success is a matter of diligently working through a proven process for […]


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.

Cultural Researcher

Employer: Mr Quinn, Peter

Closing date: 4 Sep 2015

Location: Redditch West Midlands United Kingdom

Anthropologist Needed for research

Senior Partnership Manager

Employer: Spacehive

Closing date: 4 Sep 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

We’re looking for a Senior Partnership Manager to manage and build our commercial partnerships. If you are a natural at building relationships, energised by social enterprise, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we’d love to work with you.

Internship opportunity for brilliant graduates at a fast growing food startup

Employer: City Pantry

Closing date: 5 Sep 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

There is a lot to do and we are looking for brilliant young people who can grow with the business and become our next generation of talent. If you are smart and driven this is your chance to get involved in an exciting food start-up for a paid internship that may lead to a permanent role.

Internship in SME Development and Entrepreneurship Promotion

Closing date: 6 Sep 2015

Location: Geneva Switzerland

The Small Enterprise Programme of the ILO seeks to create more and better jobs in small businesses - a sector where the bulk of employment is being provided.

Santander InnoVentures - Pipeline role

Closing date: 10 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Part-time undergraduate intern to support our pipeline and deal screening processes.

Business Development & Sales Intern

Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

By joining the team at LP Natural Capital as an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a cause of global concern that is climate change, you will gain international exposure and have the opportunity for flexible working.

Supply Chain Director

Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

Location: Nairobi Nairobi Kenya

We are seeking a long term commitment from an exceptional mid-career professional to provide leadership and direction to accelerate growth through focused and effective strategic supply chain.

Product Associate

Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

Location: Nairobi Kenya

We are seeking to hire an exceptional mid-career professional candidate who will be responsible for the defining, prioritising and executing product innovation for Mobius vehicles and reviewing product line expansions and growth / diversification plans.

Product Associate

Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

Location: Nairobi Kenya

We are seeking to hire an exceptional mid-career professional candidate who will be responsible for the defining, prioritising and executing product innovation for Mobius vehicles and reviewing product line expansions and growth / diversification plans.

Intern - Customer Support and Analytics - Come Join an Exciting Media Startup

Employer: Trint Ltd.

Closing date: 15 Sep 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Trint is looking for an enthusiastic intern with strong communications skill. The intern will be responsible for customer support dealing directly with our growing cohort of beta users. We will provide training.

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub.

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