Cornell University

Johnson Graduate School of Management

Percentage of the 2011 MBA class that founded startups after graduation: 3.7
Percentage of the 2010 MBA class that founded startups after graduation: 3

Money that is up for grabs each year via school-sponsored entrepreneurship competitions: About $70,250:
• $13,500; Cornell Venture Challenge
• $5,750; Big Idea Competition
• $20,000; Hospitality Business Plan Competition
• $30,000; Advanced Materials Enabled Innovation Competition
• $1,000; $5 Challenge

Campus resources for student entrepreneurs:
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute at Johnson
Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise, & Commercialization
Cornell Entrepreneur Network events, which include Cornell Silicon Valley
• Other: VCs in Virtual Residence, Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, Pre-Seed Workshops, Cornell VC Directory

Student entrepreneurship groups or clubs:
The Big Red Venture Fund
Venture Capital Club
Private Equity Society
• High Tech Club
• Healthcare & Biotechnology Club

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