LSE student and alumni start-ups

Birdsong

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An online brand for women who expect more from their wardrobe. Birdsong finds the best female makers and bring them to you, no sweatshops, no photoshop. Started in August 2014 by a trio of feminist founders, they source fairly made fashion, from chitenge-printed bomber jackets to quirky bone jewellery. Each purchase gives back to the women who made it, from workshops in Malawi to seamstresses on Brick Lane. We don’t think our bodies need changing. Birdsong wants to clothe your body, beautiful as it is.

Chainy

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Chainy connects creative people and notifies them about relevant opportunities. We are truly inspired by the success stories of famous people in the creative world. For most of them it was a long and difficult journey to become successful and what made a difference was meeting the right people. 

First Step Consulting

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First Step Consulting is a social venture that aims to enhance the employability of young people. We recruit ambitious students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds to work on challenging management consulting projects.

Feelshare

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Feelshare lets you live broadcast your music listening experience with the rest of the world ie when you're live, the whole world tunes into what you're listening to and what you play next. Let the world experience music through your headphones.

GivTree

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GivTree is a socialized, gamified charity donation platform. We believe that technology and the internet has fundamentally changed the way we interact. It's time to apply this to charity, so we can nurture a culture of giving in society. GivTree works by donating just £1 to your chosen charity and nominating two others to do the same, on a visual, online platform. This GivTree grows exponentially with each nomination, with the money then being donated to a specific charity goal. See givtree.com for more information.

Lensational

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Lensational is a non-profit social enterprise founded in March 2013 with the vision of empowering women in developing countries through photography. It has worked with 200 women and girls from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Philippines. As a youth-led organisation, it has 30 volunteers from 15 nationalities, with a strong base in London.

MengYa

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Founded by anthropologists and international travellers from the London School of Economics (LSE), MengYais an innovative educational tour provider specialising in culture, adventure, art and volunteering trips to China.

My Consulting Coach

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My Consulting Coach aims to revolutionise the way candidates prep to get into Management Consulting. Instead of teaching ready-made frameworks, we teach candidates to think like consultants. This enables them to create their own simple, effective and original frameworks, in the same way a real consultant would do in a real project.

Organisational Well Being Agency

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OWBA - The Well Being Agency is a boutique management consultancy that specialises in Mindfulness for corporates. OWBA's programs are grounded in psychological research and case studies from the workplace, and offer cutting edge and practical mindfulness tools customised for professionals.

Pollinate Energy

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Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission – to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by connecting urban slum communities with technology (products). With a focus on affordable sustainable solutions, such as solar lights and improved cookstoves, Pollinate Energy is creating opportunities for development and improving quality of life. With our products people are able to reduce indoor smoke, enjoy better light quality, cease fossil fuel consumption and save money.

Quanto

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Quanto is a mobile payment system with the dual mission of permitting any person with a smartphone to pay digitally irrespective of whether they are banked or unbanked (universal digital financial inclusion), and of making the experience of paying as easy as sending a message or post in social media (the best user experience possible in payments).

Yonder

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Yonder is a business based on a mobile and web application which shows you the cheapest flight destinations on the days you want to get away. Fifi Kara-Newton is one of the brains behind the project and has just completed her BA in social policy. Yonder won the 2016 Santander Universities competition (New Tech and Mobile app at the Idea Stage category).