REPORT: U-M Among Top 10 Best Schools for Female Entrepreneurs
Maybe it’s because of the meteoric success of female entrepreneurs such as Jordana Schrager, Shelly Sahi, and many others who have launched their businesses while Ross students. Maybe it’s the presence of the Sam Zell and Robert H. Laurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Desai Accelerator, and the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship. Maybe it’s the annual funding competitions such as Entrepalooza and the Michigan Business Challenge.
It’s all those reasons, and many more, why the University of Michigan has landed on Pitchbook’s top-ten list of best universities for female entrepreneurs. U-M is among an elite group of institutions recognized by the business magazine that includes Stanford, Harvard, Yale and Brown.
What makes U-M so welcoming and supportive of entrepreneurs regardless of gender, but exceptionally inclusive of women? According to Fortune, it’s the support of an incredibly strong and engaged alumni network, extensive opportunities to draw investments from within the university, and exceptional engineering and computer science programs.
This ranking is one of many over the years that has recognized U-M and Michigan Ross as power players in developing student and alumni entrepreneurs. The university as a whole and Michigan Ross are regularly ranked among the top-10 in the nation.