A university accelerator for female founders

From idea to validation to funding readiness and scaling, elleSE assists LSE students and alumni in the building of their fabulous enterprises through our education programme, practical skills development series, and support network.

A tailor-made accelerator programme for female founders with a focus on global social impact

In the knowledge that female innovators are essential to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, we've created and curated a programme that supports our incredible female founders here at the School. 

elleSE, Europe's first university accelerator for female founders with an exclusive focus on global social impact, is a tailor-made programme based on years of work with female entrepreneurs, analysing their unique strengths as well as their particular needs for specific support. 

elleSE seeks to recognise the specific opportunities available while also addressing the common issues female entrepreneurs face, providing them with ongoing business support, seed funding a resource hub and providing a relevant network to tap into.

What we offer

We aim to support female students as they launch and scale their socially impactful start-up. With a team of thought-leaders, academics, and business practitioners, we provide female founders with:

  • Funding
  • Tailored mentoring
  • Specialised workshops
  • Coworking space
  • Access to investors
  • Online and in-person support

elleSE Series

Get inspired by the stories of amazing female innovators:


Dream Big Series

We are delighted to be teaming up with a whole host of amazing female leaders and innovators who are going to be reading tales of entrepreneurs - past and present - who inspire and encourage us all to dream big!


Grit & Grace Podcast Series

Grit & Grace interviews brilliant female entrepreneurs with an audacious vision for the future. These entrepreneurs are talented, insightful, and extraordinarily tenacious. The podcast series is hosted by entrepreneur and writer Melissa Kiguwa. 


Get involved

Generate always loves to hear from female mentors, speakers and workshop leaders, as well as female investors who would be interested in supporting female LSE student and alumni entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable businesses here in the UK and beyond.

Please do get in touch!