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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.

Generate a great summer!

LSE Careers’ Laura-Jane Silverman encourages you to “Generate” a great summer by getting involved in the startup world: Are you looking forward to summer? Are you waiting for the moment you can “step away” from your laptop after exams? Before you “log off” completely, it might be worth noting that there’s still plenty going on in the startup world. The summer is […]

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.

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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|.

Internship Sales Position (m/f) – Vaniday

Employer: Rocket Internet

Closing date: 25 Apr 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Sales internship opportunity in a fast growing tech venture, part of the Rocket Internet Group

Customer Relations Executive at tailster.com

Employer: Tailster.com

Closing date: 28 Apr 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Tailster.com is an online website that connects dog owners with local, trusted dog carers to help them with boarding, sitting and walking. Rapidly expanding, we need talented graduates to help accelerate growth with creative ideas, acquiring users, and keeping existing dog owners super happy!

Northbright Capital Summer Internship

Closing date: 29 Apr 2015

Location: London South East England United Kingdom

Northbright Capital (“Northbright”) is a Corporate Venturing Services company with a European tech focus providing startup identification (market scan), analysis and execution support services to multinational companies, focused on partnerships, venture investment and/or acquisition of startups.

Part Time Personal Assistant

Closing date: 29 Apr 2015

Location: shepherdsbush W12 Greater London United Kingdom

We are looking for a hard working and diligent person to work for two days (must be able to work on Saturdays and one flexible day during the week). This part time role offers £8/- an hour.

Social Media and Community Manager – UK Market (London)

Employer: Fidor

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

FidorFactory GmbH is a digital agency caring for all customer communications and services of Fidor Group globally. The company's activities cover all customer topics from PR, communications, customer dialog through to all customer care and service topics.

Director of Culture - London

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

This exciting position in an online start-up allows you to develop your editorial, social media and management skills, while showcasing your creativity and strategic thinking. Help us share culture, worldwide!

Team Coordinator on the Cognicity Challenge

Employer: Entiq

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation? Are you eager to be part of a dynamic and innovative company that is working with some of the most recognisable brands in the world? Join Entiq as a Team Coordinator - hiring now!

Junior Group Strategy Manager

Employer: Hitfox Group

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: Berlin Germany

FinLeap is an international FinTech Company Builder based in Berlin and San Francisco. We use new technologies and scalable business models to provide cheaper, simpler and more transparent digital services to businesses and consumers within the financial services market.

Senior Group Strategy Manager

Employer: Hitfox Group

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: Berlin Germany

FinLeap is an international FinTech Company Builder based in Berlin and San Francisco. We use new technologies and scalable business models to provide cheaper, simpler and more transparent digital services to businesses and consumers within the financial services market.

Calling all quantative types for a US Startup in London

Employer: JustFab

Closing date: 30 Apr 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Want to work for a well-funded, fun, California start-up in London? Passionate about data and analysis? JustFab UK is offering an excellent career opp in our London office. The right candidate will use his/her first class analytical skills to provide sr management with strategic marketing insights.

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub|.

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