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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. 

“Go for it and work hard” – entrepreneurship roundtable with LSE alumni

In the context of the celebrations marking the German Alumni Association’s 30th Anniversary, LSE Enterprise Germany organised an LSE Alumni Startup Entrepreneur Roundtable on 27 September in Berlin to showcase the talent and diversity of young LSE entrepreneurs, in cooperation with … Continue reading

The importance of failing – advice for entrepreneurs

Guest blogger and LSE alumna Rolake Rosiji explores the importance of failing as an entrepreneur: FAIL, FAIL, FAIL again. Fail better. Since leaving LSE in 2009, I’ve worked in management consulting in London. I’ve had my share of ups and … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial one-to-one appointments

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Need to speak to someone about your entrepreneurial career? Want to find out more about inspiring entrepreneurial events at LSE and beyond? Fancy some initial feedback on your business ideas?

From next week, Generate at LSE Careers is running one-to-one careers consultant appointments for entrepreneurs. Appointments last 20 minutes and run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am.

You can book an appointment on CareerHub one week in advance.

We looking forward to seeing you, bright and early, over the next few weeks!

Bon appetit entrepreneurs! London: the new start-up food capital of the world?

Walking down a street in Marylebone, London on Sunday afternoon, I had a bit of a shock. It was a street that I was very familiar with – I’d wandered down it hundreds of times – but it was the … Continue reading

Got an idea you’re keen to develop? Just three days to go until the Generate Funding Competition opens!

Forget the Great British Bake Off. Step away from Strictly. X Factor is so last season!  Yes, in just three sleeps we will be launching the contest of the Year: the LSE Generate Funding Competition. You have only been on campus for half … Continue reading

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

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Generate: an audience (part of entrepreneurial masterclass series)

Starts: 5 Nov 2014 3:00 PM

Finishes: 5 Nov 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: KSW.G.01

Remaining places: 50

Masterclasses are step-by-step guides to starting up your own business. This session focuses on brand building and pitch preparation.

Generate: Mentoring session - Retail and Apparel

Starts: 7 Nov 2014 1:00 PM

Finishes: 7 Nov 2014 2:00 PM

Venue: STC.5.86

Weekly one-to-one mentoring drop-ins with expert entrepreneurs in a range of industries. This week's session will focus on Retail and Apparel businesses and will give you the opportunity to ask specific questions about taking your business or social enterprise idea forward.

Generate: Turbocharge Bootcamp 2014 - marketing your business in SE Asia (GEW)

Starts: 15 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Finishes: 16 Nov 2014 6:00 PM

Venue: Sat - VAR Sun - OLD 3.21

Remaining places: 35

A weekend bootcamp dedicated to branding and marketing your business in Asia.

Generate: think like an entrepreneur (GEW)

Starts: 17 Nov 2014 2:00 PM

Finishes: 17 Nov 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: TBC - please refer back on 13 September

Remaining places: 40

One-off entrepreneurial seminar, run by Andrew Humphries, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of The Bakery & UKTI Dealmaker, that encourages you to employ an innovative mindset and come up with solutions to real problems that brands encounter.

Generate: set up your own co-operative (GEW)

Starts: 18 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Finishes: 18 Nov 2014 12:00 PM

Venue: AGWR - Old Building

Remaining places: 40

Come along to this interactive workshop to find out setting up a co-operative business. It could be the perfect way to be your own boss, do something you love, get an equal share of the profit and have a positive social impact.

Generate: all by myself – surviving the entrepreneurial journey (GEW)

Starts: 18 Nov 2014 1:00 PM

Finishes: 18 Nov 2014 2:00 PM

Venue: CLM.5.02

Remaining places: 80

A session about developing your self-management skills for entrepreneurs and PhD students.

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