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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. 

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 […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week Twitter competition and Q&A

This week it’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and as well as our main programme of events, appointments and resource-sharing, we’re hosting a Twitter competition and entrepreneurial Q&A! Twitter competition Share your entrepreneurial tips on Twitter using the hashtag #LSEgew for a chance to win a two hour mentoring session with a branding specialist. Tips can be anything related to life as an entrepreneur, […]

Is your business idea in need of expert guidance?

Despair no more - LSE Generate is here to help! If you’ve ever dipped you toe into the bottomless ocean that is the entrepreneurship world, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about the importance of mentoring and finding that vital link that can help guide you on your journey towards entrepreneurial success. Here at LSE Generate we’ve been working on a […]

“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 event partner Mila. Berlin – home of a vibrant digital startup scene Berlin, being one of the hotspots for young […]

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Generate: Present your product night

Starts: 24 Nov 2014 6:00 PM

Finishes: 24 Nov 2014 9:00 PM

Venue: NAB LG 03

Remaining places: 29

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: growth (part of entrepreneurial masterclass series)

Starts: 26 Nov 2014 3:00 PM

Finishes: 26 Nov 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: NAB LG.01 (Wolfson Theatre)

Remaining places: 47

Masterclasses are step-by-step guides to starting up your own business delivered over a period of 3 months, alternated with examples of how individuals have seen their ideas transform into national and global successes. This session focuses on taking your business to the next stage.

Generate: Mentoring session - Social Innovation

Starts: 28 Nov 2014 1:00 PM

Finishes: 28 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 Social Innovation and will give you the opportunity to ask specific questions about taking your business or social enterprise idea forward.

Generate: coding bootcamp weekend

Starts: 29 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Finishes: 30 Nov 2014 5:00 PM

Venue: Meet in 32L.LG.11 on Saturday Meet in OLD 3.28 on Sunday

This bespoke course teaches you the basics of web development during an intensive weekend.

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