Entrepreneur hopefuls need to take a close look at the university they chose to attend. The University Entrepreneurship Report by Accounting Degree compared funding and deals pulled in from the graduates from six universities. Combined, alumni from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, NYU, U Penn, and MIT raised $12.6 billion across 559 deals. While Stanford is the clear winner, with their grads pulling in $4.1 billion in 203 deals from 2007-2011, there are other factors that should be considered before deciding on a university. For one, the report also shows that Harvard and NYU are experiencing the fastest growth rates in financing deal activity. In addition, deals and funding by sector play a major role in the data. For example, a future entrepreneur interested in Tech Software will find that UPenn receives more funding in that area than the other five universities. Meanwhile, a person interested in Tech-Chips, MIT would probably be a better fit, as that university’s grads pull in the most amount of funding for that sector.
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