MBA Connect

MBA Connect is an MBA student-led coaching programme aimed at bringing together the brilliant scientific minds and ideas from the wider College with the industry and entrepreneurship experience of Imperial’s MBAs.

COVID-19 Task Force

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted all of us in challenging and unexpected ways. The upheaval on our social lives, work routines and learning environment would have been inconceivable just a few months ago. These are difficult and unprecedented times.

MBA Connect are conscious of the effects that this uncertainty will have on the Imperial College startup community. Do you need to pivot your business, adapt your strategy or approach issues in a new way? The world has changed, and as a result there may be new opportunities that were previously inconceivable.   

If you are an Imperial College startup (including alumni’s) and you are looking for a second opinion or someone to talk through plans and ideas, MBA Connect have established a new COVID-19 Task Force service to help.

We are offering to connect startups with MBA Connect mentors for one-off COVID-19 discussions. To register for the service, please complete a form using the button below.

Expert advice

The Imperial College Business School MBA consists of a talented group of individuals who can provide you and your business with specific industry insights, practical business knowledge and tips on business planning. At the same time, Imperial has many smart students with deep science knowledge that can contribute to MBA students’ growth. 

MBA Connect creates a bridge between the Imperial College Business School and the wider community at Imperial.

Anyone at Imperial with an idea, a product, or a company can apply to be part of MBA Connect. You may simply have an idea that you are looking to develop, or you may already have a company that you are looking to grow. Our MBAs come from a variety of industry and professional backgrounds so can help with all stages of your idea, product, or company’s development.

Here’s how it works: Each team is matched with a coach from the MBA programme. We take care to ensure that the matches are tailored to each unique situation based on industry or career or business goals. The coaching programmes are 6-8 weeks long depending of the needs of the founders.

The tailored coaching programme will help the teams to:

  • Develop specific industry insights
  • Grow career advancement and business strategy, for example marketing and communications, sales and pitch preparation
  • Develop your idea, product or company further

    Summer startup support

    Are you looking for startup support over the summer?

    In light of COVID-19, a number of Imperial College MBA students have indicated their interest in supporting Imperial startups over the summer. Full-time MBA students have a flexible academic requirement that would be satisfied by this activity. The MBAs typically have 6-years’ experience across a broad range of industries and functions. This is a great opportunity to add some insight and experience to your team. 

    Capacity: Flexible, part-time to full-time
    Duration: 2-months (flexible)
    Start Date: Flexible

    How it works: 

    1. If you are interested, please complete this application form here. Please take care with this application, it’s your opportunity to sell your start-up to MBA students.
    2. Startups will be sent details of any MBAs that indicate an interest in joining their team (this will include their CVs).
    3. We recommend start-ups then have informal discussions with interested MBA students.
    4. The start-up has the final decision on whether to proceed or not with the offer of summer support.

    Get in touch

    Want to learn more abut MBA Connect or chat to the team? Send us a message and we’ll be in touch!

    Get in touch

    Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 1964
    Email: enterprise.lab@imperial.ac.uk

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