Stanford, Harvard, MIT Top New List Of Schools Producing The Most Funded Founders

From Crunchbase: After two years of pandemic disruptions, in-person graduations are back again. And over the next couple weeks, millions of students will be dressing up for the speeches and celebrations that come with another major milestone’s completion.

For the entrepreneurial minded, among others, it’s also time to reflect on one of higher education’s great questions: Was it all worth it? And does a prestigious degree really give you a leg up on the competition?

While Crunchbase data can’t answer these specific questions, it does offer some insights into how a degree from a particular institution correlates with one’s likelihood of becoming a funded founder. It turns out, your likelihood of raising funds for a startup has a pretty strong correlation with where you attended school.

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Bryan and George Stokes

Father & son duo set to graduate from LSU together

From Louisiana State UniversityBryan Stokes will receive his Master of Business Administration, while his son George will receive his bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in professional sales.

“My dad motivates me to become as great of a man as he is; I am very proud of the both of us for accomplishing the goals we had in place,” George said.

Bryan originally attended LSU in 1983 for his undergraduate studies. He then left the university in 1990 to join the U.S. Army serving as a helicopter flight engineer.

While serving in the Army, he attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science.

“I had always been interested in pursuing my MBA but after completing my bachelor’s degree I decided to take the semester off; that semester turned into 20 years,” Bryan said.

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IÉSEG School of Management unveils its new 2022-2027 strategic plan

From France: With the arrival of its new Dean Caroline Roussel, French business school IÉSEG has announced its newly outlined 2022-2027 strategic plan, “Inspire – Connect – Transform.” The plan highlights the institution’s firm foundation and its vision for the years to come.

“Inspire – Connect – Transform” is a strategic plan rooted in a collective effort of the entire IÉSEG community, involving academic and administrative teams, students, alumni and partners of the socio-economic world. With the vision of becoming a hub of collective intelligence supporting both entrepreneurship and innovation to respond to the current environmental, social, societal and economic challenges, the new IÉSEG strategic plan is composed with 5 key orientations – including:

  • To propose an engaging student learning experience
  • To become an interdisciplinary hub, integrating AI and humanities
  • To develop an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • To be an intercultural, diverse and inclusive community
  • To reinforce the systemic and global approach to sustainability

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NEOMA Business School unveils Reims campus

NEOMA Business School in France has revealed the architectural plans for a new 109-million-euro campus in Reims, which will open to students for the start of the 2025 academic year. The campus will accommodate 4,700 students and cover 1.8 hectares of land. Work is scheduled to start on the campus in April 2023.

Buildings on the new campus will reflect the school’s commitment to sustainable development, meeting the standards of internationally recognized green building certifications such as LEED, WELL and E+C. Its facilities will offer an extensive range of post-bachelor’s programs and training provisions in line with NEOMA’s commitment to lifelong learning. Included in this roster are the Master in Management, Master of Science, and PhD courses.

“This project offers several advantages, especially a strong visual identity which will make the campus clearly recognisable,” says Delphine Manceau, dean of the school. “It combines very strong identifying elements, for example the large hall which places the student at the heart of the building. We also favoured the use of wood and glass to promote a friendly atmosphere and flood the area with light. Several easy-to-access green spaces are planned for both the inside and outside of the campus.”

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