Where Funded Founders Went to School

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Most universities do not give out degrees on how to launch a startup, business and technology columnist Joanna Glasner correctly observes.

But where do startup entrepreneurs obtain their university educations? This article and report summarize both the universities and the business schools that graduate the most startup founders who raised $1 million or more over the past year.

Among U.S. universities, Glasner found, Stanford University led the pack with 318 alumni followed by MIT (242), University of California at Berkeley (208), Harvard University (189), and Cornell University (104).

Among U.S. business schools, Harvard leads with 192 followed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (116), Stanford University (112), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (47).

But if your school is not on the list, “no need to fret,” Glasner writes. “More than 16,000 people founded or co-founded companies that raised $1 million or more since last May, according to Crunchbase data,” she writes.  

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