LSE Entrepreneurship


LSE Entrepreneurship closed on 30 June 2015. For more than a year, our team worked to encourage an entrepreneurial eco-system throughout the LSE community. Our programme of lectures, panels and activities received high praise from those who joined us and generated enormous enthusiasm.

Alumni, students and staff were all welcomed to our events and our post lecture networking sessions gave rise to the start of several business partnerships, new friends and start-up ideas.

You can still access our blog posts, and listed below are links to the podcasts and video for all our events. Also listed are links to student societies, alumni groups and Career advice related to entrepreneurship.


Students Union

For students looking for SU societies that encourage entrepreneurship:


For alumni with an interest in meeting other LSE entrepreneurs, here are links to support that:

LSE Generate

For students and alumni seeking advice about entrepreneurship skill building, contact the Generate programme organised by Careers.


Entrepreneurship Matters

Our flagship course offered seven lectures. Here are links for video and podcasts from this highly praised series of lectures:


Here are links to the video and podcasts of the other events we hosted:

  • Peter Thiel - 26 September 2014 - podcast
  • LSE Entrepreneurship Launch - Erich Spangenberg - audio and video - 7 October 2014
  • Sherry Coutu CBE - 18 November 2014 - podcast
  • Professor Muhammad Yunus - 21 November 2014 - podcast
  • Eric Ries - 6 March 2015 - podcast
  • Adrian Wooldridge - 12 May 2015 - podcast

Do Women Entrepreneurs undervalue themselves? was our final event. Dr Kerry Murphy Healey, President of Babson College was chair with panellists, Dr Susan Liautaud, Professor Ute Stephan, and Ms Dentaa Amoateng. Here is the video.

We also presented Cybersecurity and Entrepreneurship on 5 June 2015, with speakers Professor Lawrence Gordon from University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, and James Snook, an LSE alumnus and Senior Policy Adviser for the Cabinet Office in OCSIA - the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. This event was not recorded to encourage a full and frank discussion about security matters.