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Darden’s Batten Institute provides $13,000 summer stipend, workspace to aspiring MBA entrepreneurs

Today we read in Charlottesville rag┬áThe Daily Progress about UVA-Darden’s summer incubator for MBA entrepreneurs. The Batten Institute provides a $13,000 stipend as well as other support (e.g. speaker series, group discussions) over the summer to students who are starting up their own businesses. The article profiles two entrepreneurs – Jacqueline Wilde, a student with … Continue reading

Madison Dearborn alum Rick Desai writes that MBAs make great entrepreneurs

Rick Desai, founder of Dashfire and a Madison-Dearborn-trained entrepreneur, was a panelist this past spring at the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference. He found that the recurrent theme of the session was around the widely accepted fact that startups these days need a technical co-founder. Not true, he argues. MBAs add value, too. “This cohort of people … Continue reading