What makes a great university? Is it the pioneering academics that work there? World-class learning facilities and research? Or commitment to scientific inquiry and innovation?
All those things matter. But if you’re an aspiring business founder, you want hard data and results. So to help you figure out the best place to study, Resume.io used data collected from LinkedIn’s Alumni Search to see which universities have produced the most company founders.
The study looks at what schools in the UK and US have produced the most founders historically and which ones are the best incubators for the current crop of business leaders and tech start-ups CEOS.
Unsurprisingly, Ivy League schools were the starting place for many of USA’s most successful founders, including Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The pair met while studying at Stanford University.
Similarly, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious schools- Cambridge and Oxford – continue to produce the most graduate founders on the other side of the pond.
But you don’t need a life of privilege to get a leg-up. Because many newer schools and remote institutes are helping future founders learn the skills they need to turn great ideas into successful businesses.
Find out who they are – and much more – in the full study below.