Need additional education to launch your business? Finding a great school focused on helping you, the entrepreneur, can help you build out your ideas through classes, mentoring, networking, access capital, and provide access to leaders who have done it before.
AffordableSchools.net just came out with their 50 most entrepreneurial schools in America. There’s a reason why many of the most successful corporations were co-founded by people who met in college. We’ve highlighted the top 5 here for you to check out.
Here are the Top 5 Schools for Entrepreneurs:
Stanford’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is rich and diverse, with deep ties to Silicon Valley and regions around the world. As such, our university’s activity for the entrepreneur is decentralized, flourishing through the work of students, faculty, and staff engaged in events and initiatives for the Stanford community. The Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN) is a working group of university programs and student groups offering opportunities for the Stanford community to learn and explore various aspects of entrepreneurship.
Berkeley is home to some of the world’s greatest minds leading more than 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units and addressing the world’s most pertinent challenges. Berkeley’s Lester Center for Entrepreneurship offers courses, awards, the entrepreneurs forum, competitions, and venture capital contacts.
MIT is a large, highly residential, research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a majority of enrollments in graduate and professional programs. The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship provides the expertise, support, and connections needed for MIT students to become effective entrepreneurs.
CalTech offers a range of entrepreneurial support for a school of only 2,300 students, including the yearly Entrepreneurs Forum as well as the Entrepreneurship Club. CalTech was recently awarded a joint grant with UCLA and USC for $3.5 million to foster aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
Harvard University currently supports entrepreneurship through a variety of programs, including the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH). TECH’s mission is to advance the understanding and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship through experiential education: by initiating, advancing and informing student projects. TECH helps faculty create and deliver innovation and entrepreneurship project courses, provides students with project support and sponsors and advises student groups working to build the Harvard innovation community. The Rock Center of Harvard’s Business School also offers a new venture competition, an accelerator, summer fellows, networking, and entrepreneurs-in-residence programs.
What are other great schools for entrepreneurs? Did yours make the list?
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