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LSE Entrepreneurship

Welcome to 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.

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About LSE Entrepreneurship

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. 

LSE Entrepreneurship 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 in place from September 2012 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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LSE Entrepreneurship 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. 

Money, mentors, and man-power…what entrepreneurial awards could offer you!

Now that the LSE Entrepreneur of the Year awards are over for another year (check out the winner, her project is truly inspirational!) we’ve got a little wait until the next series of funding awards opens its doors again in Michaelmas term. … Continue reading

Guest blog: Why I believe a university degree is essential to successful entrepreneurship

Christian Nellemann is a London-based entrepreneur. He has started four successful companies and his latest venture is XLN Telecom, a specialist broadband provider for small businesses with more than 130,000 customers. He is the only person to have won the … Continue reading

Africa Summit explores entrepreneurship on the continent

Africa Summit at the LSE explores entrepreneurship in Africa. Africa Summit – Alistair Berkley Lecture: Impact of Legal Systems on Entrepreneurship in Africa The aim of the Alistair Berkley Lecture is to explore this uncharted territory. A panel of lawyers and … Continue reading

Student Volunteering Week 2014

Student Volunteering Week 2014 is taking place from February 24 until March 2nd and we have a whole host of exciting events taking place on campus for students to get involved in. Whether you like running, community groups, live music, … Continue reading

Looking for funding for your charitable project?

The LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG are teaming up with The Youth Funding Network to bring a fantastic night of entertainment, fundraising and volunteering to LSE on 27th February 2014. We hope to raise over £3000 and pledge many hours of … Continue reading

Tata Consultancy Services Tech Challenge

How innovative are you? How much are you up for a challenge? Are you feeling entrepreneurial? Would you be interested in winning a one-month paid internship for summer 2014? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then … Continue reading

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