Venture Beat on College Classes That Serve as Incubators

Christina Farr of Venture Beat profiles some of the top classes at US research universities that are being used by students to launch firms:

Given the amount of preparation and forethought it takes to start a company, you may think it ludicrous to expect entrepreneurial success in a semester or two.

Yet, a handful of programs across the country have produced their fair share of fresh-faced CEOs. The lesson here? If they can do it in 10 weeks on a shoestring budget, you can too. The nationwide frenzy for entrepreneurship can in large part be attributed to a select group of college classes that train and mould lazy co-eds into fully-fledged business leaders.

Warning: usual suspects such as Stanford and MIT are written up in article, as well as some lesser knowns such as Wash U in St. Louis.

via From MIT to Stanford, college classes where a startup is the final exam | VentureBeat.


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