Many of us have wondered what our CIS students end up doing in 10 years. (Many of us also wonder what a CIS student is?) It turns out these computer-gifted tykes we often see dragging through the Towne Building after a long night at the monitor often find their way to the top of their own totem pole after graduation– rather than another company’s. And Penn may be the part of the reason.
As BetaBeat reports, Penn’s students surpass those at Harvard when it comes to tech-fuelled entrepreneurship. That’s right: Penn, as well as MIT, Stanford, Columbia, and even NYU have prospective students looking at Harvard with skepticism. Penn, referred to as the “red-headed stepchild of the Ivy League,” (zing, but not really) has a strong alumni network in the flourishing tech scene in New York that supports Penn grads in their efforts to create startups.
Before Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook, Harvard hadn’t seen a startup in…well, a long time. Partially in response to this, Harvard built the $25 million dollar Innovation Lab, a space designed to be a home for would-be entrepreneurs.
At a university that’s remained the “top university for 375 years,” who knew Crimson could be so green with envy?