We are the epicentre of LSE's entrepreneurial vibes
LSESU entrepreneurs is the most active society on campus. With our 9 ventures, we are a platform for entrepreneurship offering everything from world-famous speakers to exciting start-up competitions. Weekly activities, 10,000+ social media followers as well as a membership base of undergraduates, postgraduates and alumni make us an integral part of LSE’s daily campus life.
The society was founded in 2004 and has since evolved into one of the most successful societies at the LSE, winning the Students’ Union’s Gold Award and multiple Outstanding Society Member Awards across the years.
We want to equip our members with the best opportunities to
Learn the skills and develop the mindset necessary to succeed as a modern entrepreneur
Develop, validate and finance their business ideas
Expand their network and be inspired by successful entrepreneurs
Pursue career paths in high-growth entrepreneurial environments, from start-ups to VC funds to tech giants.
Entrepreneur Talks is a bi-weekly speaker series that brings successful entrepreneurs to LSE for an hour of inspiring input and stimulating debates. Previous guests range from techy founders of fast-growing start-ups to executives of global corporations. Last year, for example, we welcomed Riccardo Zacconi (King Digital), Jon Wright (Innocent), Dhiraj Mukherjee (Shazam) and Daniel Aranda (Ripple) amongst others.
Please see our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Hosted in collaboration with UCLE and Imperial Entrepreneurs, the annual Start-up Career Fair brings together London’s finest and most competitive young businesses with the brightest students looking to enter the entrepreneurship space. In January 2018, our successful debut event saw more than 1,500 attendees meeting over 50 start-ups from all sectors.
The next Start-up Career Fair will take place in January 2019. Please see our Facebook page for updates.
Workplace Tours provides students with the opportunity to visit and learn from some of London’s fastest-growing start-ups and experience what day-to-day life at their offices is really like. In the past, we were welcomed by Entrepreneur First, amongst others.
Workplace Tours happen once a term.
Since its inception in 2010, Sparks has emerged as the largest and most prestigious student-run entrepreneurship conference in the UK. We have hosted over 50 world business leaders, founders and CEO's to inspire, lead workshops and directly network with over 450 entrepreneurial students each year. 2018, we are joining up with Imperial Entrepreneurs to look into the future. What will the world look like tomorrow? The unique collaboration of Imperial and LSE allows us to shed light on exciting futuristic developments from all angles - from tech to finance, physics to philosophy, natural to social science.
Find out more on our website or facebook page.
Kickstart is a three-month program in which engineering, science, arts & business students from across London come together to solve problems using design thinking & lean startup principles.
The program runs annually from November to February, and is supported by leading investors, accelerators and startups in London. In 2018, Kickstart launched its first satellite program run in Oxford.
Please visit our website kickstartldn.co.uk for more info.
Artificial Intelligence in Business & Ethics (AIBE) is the world’s largest non-profit AI summit. Our mission is to support the accessibility and democratisation of artificial intelligence by exploring its innovation, technology, and philosophy.
The Social Innovation Academy is a platform that merges people from diverse backgrounds and guides them through the process of setting up their own social enterprise. In cooperation with numerous mentors and speakers, students will be able to gain hands-on experience in the field of social entrepreneurship while meeting new people from universities throughout London. The ultimate goal of the academy is that students can actually turn their ideas into reality by presenting their ideas to impact orientated investors and funds which are willing to promote the start-ups continuously.
European Student Startups is Europe's first Angel and Venture Capital Competition held exclusively for students and reintroduced in 2016. Hosted in partnership with many of the continent's top entrepreneurial student societies, the competition culminates in the Grand Final where the best entrepreneurs pitch to an audience of experienced investors, looking to put their money into Europe's best new enterprises.
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Campus Capital is an experiential learning programme that provides students with a real-life experience of being a venture capital investor. In on-campus teams, students work together to source investment deals, review pitch-decks of startups applying for investment, manage deals through the investment pipeline and have the opportunity to be in the room when final decisions are being made. Student VC Group members make early-stage decisions on the eligibility and investment-readiness of startups they have met with, and present those who are eligible to Campus Capital’s founding partners.