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BYU entrepreneur program ranked among nation’s 15 best

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 14 2014 12:21 pm • Last Updated Apr 14 2014 06:02 pm

What’s the best place to learn how to be an entrepreneur?

Sure, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology "have a reputation for churning out revolutionary ideas and battle-tested founders," according to mashable.com, but entrepreneurs hail from good programs at universities across the country, including Brigham Young University.

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Mashable.com included BYU’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology in its list of "15 Colleges with Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs."

It noted that BYU alumni include Dave Bateman and Ben Zimmer, who founded Property Solutions International, a property management software provider; and Jonathan C. Coon, co-founder of contact lens distributor 1-800 Contacts.

Mashable.com said it judged schools on their faculty, course offerings, teaching principles and extracurricular activities, as well as on how many businesses they’ve helped launch and how many of those companies are still around, according to the site.

BYU was No. 2 on the list, after Babson College.

The 13 other schools are University of California, Berkeley; University of Chicago; Harvard University; University of Houston; MIT; University of Michigan; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; University of Southern California; Stanford University; University of Texas, Austin; and Washington University in St. Louis.

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