Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Henrik and Gabi have a history of pioneering projects dating back from their high school days. These projects range from a Burmese refugee house-building organization, a cooking course for high school students to prepare for university, a pottery auction to raise up to £50,000 in charity funds, winning 2nd place out of 245 teams in the world's largest synthetic biology competition (iGEM) and founding a synthetic biology society at Imperial College. Henrik has managed the Imperial college wushu society as President, which won Best wushu club in Europe during this time. Henrik has also won the outstanding achievement award, which is granted to one undergraduate student in the college. Gabi has been sponsored for the Graduate Entrepreneurship visa by Imperial college, and implemented a new membership strategy which increased membership subscription for the yoga society by 150% and member attendance retention by 60%. As part of her first year in the MBA, Dominique is co-chairing the MIINT competition (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training), held for the first time at LBS. She is also organising a volunteering trek in Ghana during which LBS students will support local businesses with financial and business advisory skills.
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References are also available upon request.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We have an impressive advisory board with both entrepreneurial and scientific experience. These include Professor Richard Kitney, Professor Paul Freemont, Dr.Tom Ellis, Oliver Sexton and Stephen Chambers. Aside from this, we have a team of enthusiastic volunteers who help us on a short-term basis with product development, market research and obtaining interviews with customers to validate our business model canvas.