It is inexplicably difficult to start a business during an MBA, and even when one has a good idea and the gumption to pursue it, he or she needs a team with complimentary skill sets to execute it. In the case of my business, MOVE Guides, this has meant a team of programmers, graphic designers and writers. Unfortunately, one does not often find the best in these areas in business school and I have found surprisingly little to help MBA entrepreneurs access the best at other professional schools. Professor Jeff Skinner has begun trying to bridge this gap at LBS with “Ideapreneurship”, a start-up incubation programme between LBS, the School of Communication Arts 2.0 and the computer science department at Queen Mary University. While spirit of the program is admirable, it seems unnecessarily structured and does not yet offer a central platform to pair skill sets and build teams. I do hope that as the program evolves, it will grow to fill this gap.
(This article is a guest post by a student entrepreneur at London Business School. Read the rest of this post here)(The Author is an MBA from AGSM,UNSW,Sydney and Kellogg School Of Management, USA. He is also the Founder and Editor of DelhiPlanet Media You can follow him on Twitter @kirtidhingra)