Booster Pitch Nights

Take your start-up to the next level

Apply and compete to be one of start-ups selected to participate in training, enlightening conversations with experts, and a mega event where you can pitch about your venture to the VCs, Angel investors, and other founders. Gain exposure and prizes in money and in-kind.

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About Booster

Booster is an early-stage LBS venture competition intended to give founders the boost they need to take their ventures to the next level.

Along with industry experts in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and tech, we will handpick the top ventures to participate in our Pitch Night. Pitch Night will give each finalist marketing exposure through our Booster audience and website as well as the opportunity to network with our high profile external judges.

Winner will take home a total prize valued at £4,000
For more information on eligibility, see the application process below.

Mission Statement

The LBS Entrepreneurship Club, in conjunction with the London Business School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow who are passionate about making a positive impact in the world.

Booster was launched to bridge the gap in the ecosystem of entrepreneurial platforms that are already powered by LBS. We aim to grow the number of start-ups that are born out of LBS and other institutions by providing stimulus to early-stage ventures founded by students and alumni. We will be the catalyst for founders to launch ventures that would otherwise not be born.

Venture Eligibility Criteria

  • Founders must be current students of London / Cambridge/ Oxford academic institutions or alumni who graduated from 2020 onwards. The qualifying founders must have >30% majority stake collectively.
  • No previous equity funding round completed from institutional investors
  • No more than £100,000 revenue generated
  • No geographical limitations

Note that grants are expected to be used towards the selected ventures. Funds will be released to incorporated companies without any special requirements. For unincorporated ventures, founder(s) must show proof of business account and/or proof of appropriate usage of funds (ie. receipts).

Application Requirements

Click the link below and fill out the form that will walk you through all the information needed to apply.

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Key Dates

12 Feb 2024

Booster Pitch Night

14 Mar 2024

Booster Pitch Night

29 May 2024

Booster Pitch Night

Meet the Team