16 January 2018
Inspiring entrepreneurship and commercial thinking at King's
King's students are working at the heart of London's entrepreneurial community, launching their own successful ventures and sharing their knowledge and expertise with the local community.
King’s students are working at the heart of London’s entrepreneurial community, launching their own successful ventures and sharing their knowledge and expertise with the local community.
At the newly-launched King’s Business School, students are preparing to take part in an innovative new partnership with Westminster City Council. The King’s Business School and Westminster City Council Consulting Partnership will see students apply their theoretical study and business skills in the community. Students will partner with local entrepreneurs to address a live challenge the business is facing, supporting King’s strategic vision to strengthen its connections to local businesses and to be a civic university at the heart of London.
This activity builds on King’s impressive track record in fostering entrepreneurial graduates through its Entrepreneurship Institute. A host of the start-up businesses supported by the Institute are already achieving success in the capital. King’s Law graduate Jesse Lozano co-founded London-based start-up Pi-Top, a laptop for budding coders and recently closed a $4.3M ‘Series A’ funding round to launch the STEM platform globally. Trarvel, founded by King’s alumni Clarence Ji, has also launched its London app in the Apple store. The platform uses augmented reality to help visitors easily identify new places and attractions by holding their smartphone up to London’s skyline.
King’s Entrepreneurship Institute is also active in supporting and sharing skills and expertise with local community partners. Most recently, students from local schools and colleges were invited to Bush House during Westminster Enterprise Week for an interactive workshop to enhance their enterprise skills and connect them with start-ups on the King’s20 accelerator programme.