– 15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

connellydale.graduate-kick-line15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs

Can I start by saying this phrase sound like an Oxymoron.

My premise is simple enough. Those attending any type of “upper” educational course are expected by society to NOT fail. Plainly enough, you are “graded” on your ability to learn or know the subject – not your ability to execute the subject for a monetary profit.

It is impossible to grade on the future, so it is assumed that the “education” will result in a profit in the future — but plainly that makes no sense. The best an “upper” level education can offer is the ability NOT to make mistakes – because that is what you learn to do best.

So, is this a con-game? No telling, this is a review of the article, NOT the college programs.

Okay. Review of article. It’s pretty. The “mobile first” design sucks. The article provides NO proof that “Entrepreneur” programs work. Certainly, more than half the “alumni” could not have attended the so-called “Entrepreneurship Programs”. NOTE: it does not say “15 Powerhouse Colleges”.

Sham, Scam or Not? You decide.hollins.edu_lowres_track_685_2

  1. Babson College
    Notable alumni: Michael Bastian (founder, Michael Bastian), Arthur Blank (co-founder, Home Depot), Bob Davis (founder, Lycos Inc.) and Alberto Perlman (co-founder, Zumba)
  2. Brigham Young University
    Notable alumni: Dave Bateman and Ben Zimmer (founders, Property Solutions International) and Jonathan C. Coon (co-founder, 1-800 Contacts)
  3. University of California, Berkeley
    Notable alumni: Gordon Moore (co-founder, Intel), Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell (founders, Indiegogo), Marc Tarpenning (co-founder, Tesla Motors) and Steve Wozniak (co-founder, Apple)
  4. University of Chicago
    Notable alumni: Bryan Johnson (founder, Braintree) and Matt Maloney (co-founder, GrubHub)
  5. Harvard University
    Notable alumni: Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna (founders, Birchbox), Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss (founders, Rent the Runway), Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Salman Khan (founder, Khan Academy), Scott McNealy (co-founder, Sun Microsystems), Mark Pincus (co-founder, Zynga) and Ron Shaich, (co-founder, Panera Bread)
  6. University of Houston
    Notable alumni: Rod Canion (co-founder, Compaq Computer Corporation) and John Moores (co-founder, BMC Softwares)
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Notable alumni: Colin Angle and Helen Grenier (founders, iRobot), Amar Bose (founder, Bose Corporation), Robin Chase (co-founder, ZipCar), Tom Leighton and Danny Lewin (co-founders, Akamai Technologies), Jonah Peretti (co-founder, The Huffington Post and founder, BuzzFeed) and William Porter (co-founder, Etrade)
  8. University of Michigan
    Notable alumni: David Barger (co-founder, JetBlue Airways), Bharat Desai (founder, Syntel), Brad Keywell (co-founder, Groupon), Jerry Murrell (founder, Five Guys Burgers and Fries), Larry Page (co-founder, Google) and Robert Shaye (co-founder, New Line Cinema)
  9. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Notable alumni: Ryan Allis (co-founder, iContact) and Jason Kilar (founder, Hulu)
  10. University of Pennsylvania
    Notable alumni: Neil Blumenthal, David Gilboa, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider (founders, Warby Parker), Leonard Bosack (co-founder, Cisco Systems), Josh Kopelman (founder,, Cyrus Massoumi (founder, ZocDoc) and Elon Musk (co-founder, PayPal and co-founder, Tesla Motors)
  11. Princeton University
    Notable alumni: Jeff Bezos (founder, Amazon) and Frank Moss (co-founder, Bluefin Labs)
  12. University of Southern California
    Notable alumni: Marc Benioff (founder,, Scott Cook (co-founder, Intuit), Shelly Hwang (co-founder, Pinkberry), Paul Orfalea (founder, Kinko’s) and Andrew Viterbi (co-founder, Qualcomm)
  13. Stanford University
    Notable alumni: Brian Acton (co-founder, WhatsApp), Rich Barton (founder, and founder,, Sergey Brin (co-founder, Google), Joe Coulombe (founder, Trader Joe’s), Reed Hastings (founder, Netflix), Reid Hoffman (founder, LinkedIn), William Hewlett and David Packard (founders, Hewlett Packard), Jawed Karim (co-founder, YouTube), Kevin Systrom (co-founder, Instagram) and Tim Westergren (co-founder, Pandora)
  14. University of Texas, Austin
    Notable alumni: Burt Butler Beveridge II (founder, Tito’s Vodka), Austin Ligon (co-founder, CarMax), Red McCombs (co-founder, Clear Channel Communications), William Nowlin and Dave Truchard (co-founders, National Instruments) and David Smith (co-founder, Sweet Leaf Tea Company)
  15. Washington University in St. Louis
    Notable alumni: Barry Babcock and Jerald Kent (co-founders, Charter Communications) and George Zimmer (founder, Men’s Wearhouse)

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