Forbes: UC Berkeley #3 Among Most Entrepreneurial Research Universities

The University of California, Berkeley, was ranked #3 among the most Entrepreneurial Research Universities in 2015, according to a list published this month in Forbes.

In the article, which appears in the August 17 issue, Forbes noted that Berkeley-Haas has three startup incubators on campus, including SkyDeck, a joint effort of the university’s research office and its business and engineering schools. The Haas School’s Lester Center for Entrepreneurship startup competition, called LAUNCH, awarded $50,000 in prizes to budding companies this year. (The 2015 LAUNCH winners included Transcense (Grand Prize); Haas student startup Xendit (runner up), DeviceFarm (Faculty Choice); and Haas student startup Optucourse (Audience Choice).

Forbes ranked the country’s most entrepreneurial schools based on the numbers of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn (adjusted to total student body size).

The magazine ranked both research universities and smaller colleges separately.

Stanford University topped the 2015 list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at #2.