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Generate at LSE Careers

Welcome to Generate at LSE Careers

Previously LSE Entrepreneurship

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.

More information about our events and services can be found in the tabs above.

About Generate

Given the precariousness of the current job market both here in the UK and globally, students are looking further than the traditional career paths career paths and are exploring more innovative alternative solutions to their job search. 

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.

For those who are considering social enterprise as a potential career path there is a brand new scheme that focuses solely on this field. LSE Careers will be working closely with a dedicated team at UnLtd to provide funding and support specifically for social entrepreneurs.

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Generate offers an interactive skills development programme and an exciting series of networking events for LSE students.

Start-up Bootcamp

Start-Up Bootcamp takes place at the beginning of Lent term each year and is a two-day extravaganza of all things entrepreneurial, from getting that first bit of inspiration to discussing your pitch in depth. Events previously have included:

  •  One-to-one meetings with specialists in the entrepreneurial field
  •  Practice your pitching skills in front of experienced entrepreneurs
  •  Masterclasses on a range of topics from self-motivation and time-management to financing your business
  •  Q&A event with a panel of high profile business leaders
  •  Speed networking evening

Masterclasses and case studies

Dates, times and topics are available on LSE CareerHub|

Throughout Michaelmas and Lent term book onto the new Masterclass and Case-Study sessions; a series of lectures and success stories delivered by renowned start-up founders and experts. Sign up for the step-by-step guide to starting up your own business, delivered over a period of four months, alternated with examples of how people have seen their ideas transform into national and global successes. The series will culminate with a final Masterclass during the Start-up-in-a-day 2 event.

Entrepreneurship blog and forum

Can you create a website from scratch? Have you ever structured a business plan? Have you delivered a successful marketing campaign?

Students often find that while they have a promising idea for a start-up they discover certain skills are missing when attempting to implement their business concept. Given the impressive pool of talent that LSE has to offer, we are creating an online forum and blog for students to share their thoughts, ideas and talent with a wider entrepreneurial community.

Watch this space for information on how to get involved.

Site open-days

Dates, times and locations available on LSE CareerHub|

The concept of entrepreneurship isn’t only restricted to quirky, boutique start-ups. Despite the word being commonly associated with small setups, entrepreneurship can be found instilled in the makeup of many established multinationals and global blue-chip organisations. 

For those of you who would potentially look to be part of a larger, traditional set-up that boasts entrepreneurial flair we have organised several on-site visits, giving you the opportunity to experience for yourself a more innovative culture and business dynamic. 

Hello LSE! My first week as the new entrepreneurship intern

It’s a happy Friday here at LSE Careers. I’m thinking this mostly because the weekend is fast approaching, but also because of the lovely individuals sitting around me. As a new “former student”, I’ve been spending my summer wistfully reflecting on … Continue reading

Start-up survival – how not to give up! Guest post from an LSE entrepreneur

Hannah Leach has recently launched Cabpal, a cab-sharing venture that matches, connects and books cabs for people travelling between London airports and London – ‘a safe, inexpensive, door-to-door service for international students flying into the city’. This week, as Generate’s … Continue reading

“Generate” some time in your diaries: our new entrepreneurship events programme has now launched!

The moment has finally arrived. *Extended and slightly exaggerated drum roll…* LSE, meet Generate, your brand new entrepreneurship programme which has now officially launched! Generate, meet LSE, a hot-bed of idea generation and social innovation from every part of the planet! … Continue reading

Talking ’bout a revolution… the disruptive market that is London’s FinTech scene

Guest Blog by Markus Gnirck, COO Startupbootcamp FinTech. Recent reports by Accenture and Ernst & Young [pdf] have shown that London is the international hub for FinTech (Financial Technologies). The UK in general is a uniquely well-suited location for technology applied to … Continue reading

Alumni entrepreneurs – want to be involved in our Generate 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 … Continue reading

Getting with the program: the importance of coding in the workplace

It’s when the Guardian publish an article titled Why Every Child Should Learn to Code that you realise just how much software skills are becoming an increasingly indispensable part of any business make-up.  Cast a glance at any start-up jobsite … Continue reading

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Generate: tier 1 graduate entrepreneur visa briefing

Starts: 8 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

Finishes: 8 Oct 2014 2:00 PM

Venue: TBC - please check back at the beginning of October

Remaining places: 80

An informative seminar looking at how to apply for the tier 1 graduate entrepreneur visa.

Generate: the entrepreneurship launch party

Starts: 10 Oct 2014 6:00 PM

Finishes: 10 Oct 2014 9:00 PM

Venue: Rainmaking Loft, International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1UN

Remaining places: 100

Our annual launch party to formally introduce the new entrepreneurship programme and to celebrate the successes to date of the businesses and social enterprises that we’ve supported and funded over the last year.

Generate: A plan (part of entrepreneurial masterclass series)

Starts: 15 Oct 2014 3:00 PM

Finishes: 15 Oct 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: CLM 6.02

Remaining places: 70

Masterclasses are step-by-step guides to starting up your own business, delivered over a period of 3 months. This week's masterclass will focus on how to write a winning business plan.

Generate: Recipes for Success - the rise of food and drink innovators (World Food Day)

Starts: 16 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

Finishes: 16 Oct 2014 2:00 PM

Venue: CLM.202

Remaining places: 75

A dialogue between a successful food entrepreneur and culinary journalist looking at the incredible growth of food and drink start-ups

Generate: Present your Product Night

Starts: 20 Oct 2014 6:00 PM

Finishes: 20 Oct 2014 9:00 PM

Venue: TBC - please check back on 13th September

Remaining places: 40

Our monthly Demo nights offer a unique opportunity for students to present their tech-based product alongside fellow students and receive valuable peer feedback on the idea.

Generate: Finances (part of entrepreneurial masterclass series)

Starts: 22 Oct 2014 3:00 PM

Finishes: 22 Oct 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: Wolfson Theatre

Remaining places: 70

Masterclasses are step-by-step guides to starting up your own business, delivered over a period of 3 months, This week's masterclass will focus how to finance your startup.

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