It was the shining moment of start-ups as a majority of students were looking to join start-ups or wanted an entrepreneurial adventure of their own via the school’s incubator. London business School’s incubator has previously helped quite a lot of its graduates set up their own businesses and helps them apply their entrepreneurial skills to new ventures.
John Kent, an alumnus of the school, had this to say about the start-ups, “Tech start-ups offer the chance to activate the full range of your talents and abilities. These companies reward initiative and audacity and the emphasis is on performance rather than hierarchy,” continuing he said. “I wanted the opportunity to be a part of something special, something changing the way we shop, travel, communicate, or work.”
Furthermore, he said, “In this space, and particularly because of the less structured recruiting practices, there is no substitute for getting out into their world and meeting people to forge connections through the LBS network,”
The employers had a vast pool of alumni to choose from that ranged from recent graduates to ones with experience and offered roles across Europe, the US, China and Africa. The companies offering the roles were from several different sectors such as Finance, Technology, Healthcare, Energy, industrial and start-ups.
Entrepreneurial skills strongly showed through London Business Graduates and several alumni who went ahead and started their own start-up ventures. The returning entrepreneurs intended to hire the graduates for their own businesses and one such start-up present was CrowdBnk.
David Morris, Head of Corporate Sectors at London Business School’s Career Services, said: “The London technology scene has grown with the emphasis on Tech City ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in east London over the last couple of years.
“With a growing number of start-up incubators, workspaces and start-up events , our students get an excellent opportunity of connecting with the next ‘hot’ start-up for career opportunities or to discuss their own business ideas.”
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