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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

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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

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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. 

Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

Please see the guest post from the Mayor of London: The Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015 is open for entries until 16 February 2015. Did you know, just by entering, you could win one of up to six paid internships with competition sponsors Siemens? You can gain invaluable work experience in everything from finance to IT and marketing. Previous intern, Elliot […]

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 […]

Five tips for generating an effective online platform

Online, your business is not just competing with other businesses. You’re up against everything from world news to Candy Crush and cat photos! But with an effective online platform, you can still attract your customers’ attention. Here are some tips shared by Charles Ubaghs, Head of Social Media at Global Radio, at last week’s Generate masterclass: 1. Create great content Great content builds up […]

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Generate social enterprise case study - The relationship between entrepreneurship and development

Starts: 28 Jan 2015 3:00 PM

Finishes: 28 Jan 2015 5:00 PM

Venue: KSW 1.04

Remaining places: 50

This event is part of the Generate case study series, which welcomes a range of speakers to conduct social enterprise-based case studies. This week's guest speaker is Gavin Bate, founder of Adventure Alternative Expeditions and Moving Mountains charity.

LSE Entrepreneur of the Year: Katerina Kimmorley - Q&A and pizza

Starts: 29 Jan 2015 1:00 PM

Finishes: 29 Jan 2015 2:00 PM

Venue: CLM 5.02

Remaining places: 54

Come and interact with the brilliant Katerina Kimmorley - our 2014 LSE Entrepreneur of the Year. Listen to Katerina's story, eat some pizza and find out about how and why she set up Pollinate Energy.

LSE Generate: leadership development programme

Starts: 31 Jan 2015 9:00 AM

Finishes: 1 Feb 2015 5:00 PM

Venue: LSESU Venue, Basement of Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

In this highly practical two day programme, you will discover how to lead yourself, how to lead others powerfully and respectfully, and how to lead high-performing teams. You’ll work with emotional intelligence, coaching and resolving conflict - all skills which are valuable to employers.

Bringing style to the startup world - fashion tech

Starts: 3 Feb 2015 1:00 PM

Finishes: 3 Feb 2015 2:30 PM

Venue: Old Theatre

Remaining places: 40

LSE Generate is hosting this unique session about the growing industry surrounding fashion technology. Come along to explore the different ways that fashion tech is expanding and listen to our panel discuss their specific areas of focus.

Generate social enterprise case study - Sheona Alexander and Brent Clark: Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Starts: 4 Feb 2015 3:00 PM

Finishes: 4 Feb 2015 5:00 PM

Venue: KSW 1.04

Remaining places: 70

This event is part of the Generate case study series, which welcomes a range of speakers to conduct social enterprise-based case studies. This week's guest speakers are Sheona Alexander and Brent Clark from Spitalfields Crypt Trust.

Generate social enterprise case study - Aaron Jones: Fikay

Starts: 11 Feb 2015 3:00 PM

Finishes: 11 Feb 2015 5:00 PM

Venue: KSW 1.04

Remaining places: 70

This event is part of the Generate case study series, which welcomes a range of speakers to conduct social enterprise-based case studies. This week's guest speaker is Aaron Jones, founder of Fikay.

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