LSE Generate Accelerator

A six-month journey to help scale your business

LSE Generate’s accelerator programme is a six-month intensive journey designed to help impact-driven ventures to scale their businesses. The programme focuses on driving measurable growth and nurturing entrepreneurial leadership, facilitated by direct access to LSE's extensive pool of resources and alumni network.

Scale your business with direct access to LSE's extensive pool of resources and alumni network

The accelerator programme is open to early stage impact-oriented companies founded by LSE students or alumni. Companies must be focused on progressing at least two UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The programme

To master the business essentials and gain real-life leadership skills, the programme includes:

  • Monthly bootcamps
  • Hands-on clinics
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Access to unique mentoring opportunities
  • Weekly peer skill-sharing sessions
  • Hiring opportunities through a funded internship programme

The cohort has several opportunities to pitch to investors and leaders in the startup ecosystem, including a midpoint showcase day and a final demo day at the end of the programme. The accelerator also provides a stipend for the duration of the programme and access to workspace.

The inaugural accelerator programme is taking place from March - September 2020. Keep an eye on this space for information about future programmes.

To get a flavour of the programme, take a look at our showcase video below.

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Showcase Video - Cohort 2020

Meet the 2020 cohort

The founders in the 2020 cohort span more than 10 nationalities from a range of degree disciplines. 60% of the companies are female-founded. 

accelerator cohort collage

1001 Stories: A luxury D2C footwear brand with a social purpose; we create beautiful statement shoes whilst lifting marginalised communities out of poverty and into business.

Alxedo: We are a sustainable water company, offering a smart water purification system. 

Atlas: A community platform for solving challenges while building in-demand skills. 

CauliBox: A digitally-enabled reusable lunchbox scheme that rewards good behaviours.

Crowdless: Provides live data on the crowdedness of supermarkets so that you can choose the best place and the best time to visit.

Gaïa: Gaïa is a sustainability startup that helps you to find zero-waste alternatives to toiletries and say goodbye to plastic in your bathroom.

G.APP17: A digital platform that facilitates strategic partnerships between businesses and non-profit organisations through the SDGs, so that together they can lead the change we need to see in society.

Grounded: We make functional drinks without the cr*p.

KAYTEA: Bringing tea back to the limelight by making it fun and relevant for a new generation of consumers by becoming a value-added tea supplier to food service operators and a consumer packaged iced tea brand.

Lugo: Providing crowdsourced data for curable diseases.

Ocafi: Coffee farming and green coffee sourcing company that stands for transparent, sustainable and fair trade relationships to make farming worthwhile. Bringing the best Brazilian coffees to the world.

Petal App: A mobile app that helps people to build a happy and healthy relationship with food.

Project Happy Note: A personalised gift series over a 3-month period with behavioural science to help your loved one create a positive ritual and to help people connect and reconnect during a difficult time.

ValidApp: Uses AI-powered data-driven applied forensic linguistics techniques to verify school applications and coursework with the aim of detecting fraudulent applications and ghost-writers.