MBA or Accelerator: What’s Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?


The benefits of an MBA program:

1. An MBA will provide you with the knowledge you need to get your business started and help prevent some silly mistakes that other beginning entrepreneurs make.

2. When pursuing an MBA you are provided access to the university’s resources, programs, talent pool and alumni networks.

3. The total experience will help you establish a baseline of business credibility with potential customers, partners and investors.

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Oxford launches world’s largest university venturing fund

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Oxford can rarely be accused of failing to think big. Number one in the UK for its research impact and consistently scoring at the top of global rankings, the institution produces some of the best research and academic spin-outs in the world. In the past year and a half, Oxford saw 2014’s largest university spin-out exit of gaming firm NaturalMotion in a $527m acquisition, a $104m series A for its immunotherapy spin-out Adaptimmune which subsequently floated in April 2015 raising $191.3m in its IPO, and has supported the launch of two seed funds at Isis Innovation, the university’s technology transfer office (TTO).

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U-M to lead statewide Tech Transfer Talent Network to bring more inventions to market


To turn an invention into a marketable product that can benefit society, you need, above all else, the right people involved. That’s the premise behind a new $2.4 million statewide program called the Tech Transfer Talent Network. It is led by the University of Michigan and funded through a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The network includes seven universities and regions with strong research-based technology opportunities or clusters of talent, and in some cases, both.

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University Unplugged: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Course Comes to London

Stanford University, one of the world’s great institutions for turning hi-tech ideas into huge businesses, is going to start teaching in London from the autumn.


The Californian university, where Google began as a PhD project, is going to offer its “Stanford Ignite” entrepreneurship course in London for the first time from September.

Universities around the world have been experimenting in ways to teach students beyond their own campuses.

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