U of I Lauded as Top Entrepreneurship School by Forbes

Illinois entrepreneurship students

Forbes recently lauded Illinois as a top destination for students interested in entrepreneurship. The article highlighted some of the nationally-ranked titles U of I holds, such as PitchBook’s 2021 university rankings of top 50 schools for founders, where U of I came in as one of the top 10. 

The article also highlighted the University’s top alumni whose visions and entrepreneurial spirit have changed the world, with some of them being: Martin Eberhad, co-founder and ex-CEO of Tesla, Jerry Samford III, co-founder of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), Jawed Karim and Steven Chen of YouTube founding fame, and many more. A comprehensive list of the impressive, all-star companies that U of I graduates have found can be found here: https://entrepreneurship.illinois.edu/startups/. Not only did the article highlight the historically successful entrepreneurs U of I has produced, but it also talks about some of the more recent innovations such as SunKingAscent Integrated Technologies, and Natrion, to name a few.  

With a diverse and constantly changing ecosystem, entrepreneurship at Illinois is always partnered with several companies and organizations to enable students to convert their ideas into actionable realities. Some of its collaborations include resources like EnterpriseWorks at Research Park, the Technology Entrepreneur Center, and Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. With over 60 programs and 20 on-campus partner organizations, students interested in entrepreneurship can find something in the field of their choice: from healthcare and engineering to business management. 

Read more about entrepreneurship @ Illinois here.