24 Oct 2013
Three start-ups that began life in London Business School’s enterprise incubator have been ranked in the top 100 British start-ups.
The 2013 Startup 100 list features three start-ups from the School’s 2011 incubator programme:
- Nitzan Yudan and Tomer Kalish, Founders of Flat-Club
- Ali Meruani , Founder of MenuSpring
- Elizabetta Camilleri and Emilio Sanz, Founders of SalesGossip
Elizabetta Camilleri, Co-founder of SalesGossip, which promotes fashion retailer sales online and on mobile, explains how they achieved it: “We've grown our member base from a few thousand to over a quarter of a million. The more customers we have the more value we can add to the 800+ fashion brands and retailers we work with. We want to continue growing and helping retailers target their promotions to the right customers, enabling them to attract more footfall, online traffic and sales.”
Menuspring, a website that tells you what is on the menu at various London restaurants is the brainchild of MBA alumnus Ali Meruani.
Discussing his experience in the incubator, Meruani says: “The London Business School MBA and the incubator were instrumental and the foundations for MenuSpring. Coming out of business school, in the first year it was great to still get support from the amazing faculty and student body and it helped me adapt my business to the real world challenge. Working with the faculty allowed me to further develop my idea and one of the best bits – I had office space right across from Regent’s Park!”
The 2013 Startup 100 list is a look at the future of British business. To be considered for this year’s list, businesses need to have commenced trading on or after 1 January 2010, be privately owned and UK based. They must have fewer than 30 employees and most importantly, inspire through innovation or sheer potential for growth.
The School’s incubator programme houses students who are launching their own business. The selected participants receive support for a year. The support includes a small cash injection, space in the School for one year, access to training, workshops and support from mentors.
For further information about the Startup 100 winners, click here.