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January 10, 2012
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Schooling for startups

We're pleased to bring you this special report for entrepreneurs -- both active and aspiring. In it, you'll find articles on MBA programs and how they are helping to make today's entrepreneurs sharpen their skills and give tomorrow's founders the tools they need to succeed. We hope you find our special report valuable and share it with your team and your fellow business leaders.

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Entrepreneurial MBAs 
  • B-schools provide budding entrepreneurs with opportunities, funding
    Many business schools offer programs that can help their students launch startups -- often before they even finish their studies. For example, at Harvard Business School, where about 5% of the 2011 graduates founded their own companies, more than $100,000 is available through entrepreneurship competitions. This slideshow recaps the opportunities available at the top schools as ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Students brainstorm Web-based business ideas at Wharton workshop
    Students at a workshop run by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School learned the ins and outs of starting an Internet business from scratch and came up with concepts for new companies. For example, one business idea, called Chow4You, concentrated on helping users to pick out meals that meet their dietary requirements. "The workshop was focused on learning the steps to take to make a business viable, especially focusing on user experience, which I found to be the most important topic," said participant Rohan Mirchandani. VentureBeat (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Harvard opens innovation lab
    Harvard University has opened an innovation lab that includes meeting rooms and a workshop for testing out new ideas. Fifteen entrepreneurs have been enlisted to provide information about law, accounting and other matters important for launching new businesses. Those who use the lab are "under no pressure to commercialize an idea," said Joseph Lassiter, the lab's faculty chair. Harvard Magazine (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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B-School Buzz 
  • The top 10 b-school trends of 2011
    An increasing number of business schools are offering courses focused on entrepreneurship, write Alison Damast and Erin Zlomek. Among the other trends that are shaping the business school landscape are that MBA graduates are entering an increasingly diverse range of fields and that the number of applicants decreased at many business schools in 2011, they write. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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