Support for students

Support for entrepreneurs

The TELL Series showcases highly successful entrepreneurs' personal stories of building amazing businesses. The School houses an Incubator for students who are launching their own business straight from their MBA

The TELL Series

London Business School students created the TELL Series in 2009 to put the spotlight on entrepreneurship in Europe. Now in its fifth season, TELL has already provided a forum for inspirational talks by over 50 of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.

The TELL Series showcases successful entrepreneurs’ personal stories of building high growth businesses. Successful founders, investors and key figures from the European entrepreneurship world share their start-up stories, lessons learned and thoughts on the future. TELL events are highly interactive, engaging and inspiring for all participants, and informal in nature.

All events are free to attend and include a presentation by the keynote speaker (40 minutes), audience Q&A (20 minutes), and a catered networking reception.

For more information visit  http://tellseries.com or email events@tellseries.com 

Sussex Place Ventures

Sussex Place Ventures (SPV) is a specialist private investor fund providing venture capital and private equity to earlier stage companies. The Fund seeks to invest in science-based businesses, information and technology opportunities and great entrepreneurs who can execute with ‘passion and panache’.

SPV is owned by London Business School and is in a privileged position with regard to the School’s alumni base and the entrepreneurial ‘cluster’ that has evolved around the School. SPV shares profits with the School but is otherwise focused entirely on returning superior returns to investors.

For further information contact info@spventures.co.uk or visit the SPV website.  

Enterprise 100

The Enterprise 100 is a business angel network with a close association with London Business School. It has developed an integral role within the School’s entrepreneurship community – as a source of early-stage finance for student and alumni run ventures (around half the deal flow comes from this source), as a source of expertise and support for students, for entrepreneurship teaching case studies, as judges in the student competitions, as mentors in the Entrepreneurship Summer School and as guest speakers in class. The School places huge value on its relationship with the E100.

The Club meets four times a year at the School. It has around 90 members and always welcomes new applications. To find out more contact jkhedair@london.edu or visit the E100 webpage.  

Student Consultancy Projects

Teams of volunteer London Business School and UCL students (with the help of an advisor) get paired with businesses to deliver short-term consultancy projects. A typical team of four to six students from diverse academic backgrounds will usually deliver a project within eight to 12 weeks (from the first client meeting with the student team). Past projects have included (but are not limited to):

  • business plans
  • environmental and green projects
  • experimental designs
  • marketing strategies
  • quantitative and qualitative market research
  • rapid prototyping
  • specific research
  • technical support with cutting edge and innovative projects.

If you have a business that might benefit from these schemes email businesssupport@ucl.ac.uk.  

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project is an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. Initiated in 1999 as a partnership between London Business School and Babson College, the first study covered ten countries; since then nearly 100 ‘National Teams’ from every corner of the globe have participated in the project, which continues to grow annually. The project has an estimated global budget of nearly USD $9 million; the 2013 survey covered 75% of world population and 89% of world GDP.

GEM is the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world.

GEM explores the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth, unveiling detailed national features and characteristics associated with entrepreneurial activity. The data collected is ‘harmonised’ by a central team of experts, guaranteeing its quality and facilitating cross-national comparisons.

The program has three main objectives:

• To measure differences in the level of entrepreneurial activity between countries
• To uncover factors leading to appropriate levels of entrepreneurship
• To suggest policies that may enhance the national level of entrepreneurial activity.

For further information on GEM visit www.gemconsortium.org