Network connections can be created anywhere. But universities may offer the most ample opportunities to create a strong link between great minds, planting the seed to future partnerships, and potential investment.
The network effect is a major driver of the VC industry. Founders may lean upon their connections when cultivating an idea or looking for investment. The 2017-2018 edition of the PitchBook Universities Report provides data on where founders have gone to school, ranking the top universities and graduate programs in order of the total number of founders they have produced.
- Top universities and MBA programs by number of founders produced
- Top schools by number of female founders produced
- Top programs by founders launching unicorns