Upcoming Institute events
The Institute promotes and organises a range of events and conferences throughout the year. These events support the Institute’s mission to provide thought leadership, evidence-based guidance and insights to those starting new enterprises, and to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking within existing businesses and regions.
- Real Innovation Awards
When: 01 November 2018 (Annual event, by invitation only)
Open to: Real Innovation Award shortlist, LBS community (annual event, by invitation only)
An award scheme designed to showcase the authentic, haphazard and exciting business of real innovation and to identify and celebrate those people and organisations who exemplify the way it really works. Find out who the previous winners were and how to nominate.
- Founder Awards
When: 15 November 2018
Open to: LBS alumni, students and the LBS entrepreneurship community (annual event, by invitation only)
The annual IIE Founder Awards recognise and celebrate promising entrepreneurs graduating from London Business School who have been selected to be part of the new Incubator cohort. Read more about the winners here.
- Entrepreneur's Journey Event Series
Open to: LBS students
A series of 16 events hosted by Career Centre, taking place throughout the year in London and 4 events in Dubai. These events take students with entrepreneurial ambitions through various stages of the journey. They include sessions about IP, accounting, market research, marketing and funding.
Many of our students choose London Business School because of its longstanding reputation for fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
Once here, we encourage them and their peers to use the LBS network to organise and lead a wide range of events that attract top calibre speakers and panellists. Our events deliver thought-leading practitioners and cover the key business and political themes that resonate with today’s entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
The Institute is involved in most entrepreneurship initiatives at LBS, working with student bodies, to help launch and provide support to great entrepreneurship initiatives such as the below.
Students can contact us if planning a new initiative and require support.
- HealthTech Challenge
When: 09 May 2018
Open to: Students, final event open to all
A business idea competition created to help students turn their healthtech ideas into reality.Hosted by the Healthcare Club of London Business School and the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School the competition runs every year and offers mentorship, training, and the Dhruv Batra Prize of £10,000 to the winning team.
- MIINT Competition
Teams of students carry out due diligence on a social enterprise and present their findings to impact investors.
- CleanTech Challenge
When: 31 January - 27 April
A business plan competition that helps teams of students develop their clean technology venture ideas.
- Venture Capital Investment Competition
Open to: Students
Teams of students acting as venture capitalists, structuring investments in high potential ventures are judged by real VCs.
Open to: Students
Students develop their new venture ideas, with expert help, over the course of a term.
- TELL Series - Talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership
Open to: All
London Business School students created the TELL Series in 2009 to put the spotlight on entrepreneurship in Europe. The TELL Series showcases successful entrepreneurs’ personal stories of building high-growth businesses.
Would you like to attend our events?
We welcome the LBS community (Staff, students and alumni) to attend some of these award programmes if there is a direct connection and if there are available places. Please submit your interest by contacting us mentioning which event you’d be interested in attending and why. You will be notified close to the event date if your application has been successful.