Tel Aviv University took 5th in the world among universities with alumni that have a strong level of involvement in entrepreneurship, according to a ranking put together by Startup Genome, an innovation policy advisory and research firm for 2021. The ranking also has to do with the establishment of scaleup companies (companies that have advanced beyond the startup stage, with their worth estimated at $50 million or more, the report said.
According to the ranking, about 1,300 TAU alumni have founded active companies in a vast range of areas over the last decades, and about 40 of these have attained the status of scaleup companies.
The top four academic institutions that ranked ahead of Tel Aviv University are leading American universities in Califonria and Massachusetts — Stanford University, MIT in Massachusetts, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University.
Tel Aviv University is the only non-American university in the report’s top 10, which includes universities like Cornell University, Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.
The top four institutions in the ranking are leading American universities – Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, with Tel Aviv University coming right after. Tel Aviv University is the only non-American university in the ranking’s top 10, which also include Cornell, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. According to the ranking, about 1,300 TAU alumni have founded active companies in a vast range of areas over the last decades, and about 40 of these have attained the status of scaleup companies.
“This is a very significant achievement for both Tel Aviv University and the State of Israel. The Startup Genome ranking is a standard of entrepreneurial excellence of the highest level in the world. Israel in general, and TAU as its leading entrepreneurial university, form fertile ground for uniquely creative young entrepreneurs who establish independent companies and hold key positions in the world’s leading corporations. The rich toolbox which our students acquire during their studies serves them well when they enter the job market. We are proud of our alumni and students for this achievement and will continue to fortify TAU’s position in the top echelons of global entrepreneurship,” said Prof. Moshe Zviran, Dean of the Coller School of Management and Chief Entrepreneurship and Innovation Officer at TAU.