Mexican University in Princeton’s Entrepreneurship Top 50 RankingBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Tue, 12/01/2020 - 13:54
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of Princeton’s 15th annual survey naming the top undergraduate and graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies earlier this month, with Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey placing fifth among the Top 15 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies for 2021.
Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine, highlighted the pandemic has triggered entrepreneurial interest. “That means there is even more hunger for valuable information on how to build and grow a business. We are proud to publish this annual ranking so that we can give future entrepreneurs guidance on the robust education programs that can help them start their journey.” The ranking followed a series of methodologic requirements: total enrollment, the total number of companies started by graduates over the last five years, number of programs sponsored by the university for mentoring and scholarships available, among others. “We are so proud to have made it into this publication’s Top 5. This is, without doubt, the result of efforts made by Tec’s community of students, graduates, professors and collaborators. We shall strive to continue encouraging entrepreneurship through initiatives and projects with even-greater impact,” David García Salazar, Dean and Executive President of Tecnológico de Monterrey, told Business Wire.
Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review, congratulated the university for its Top 5 ranking on Business Wire. “The school has risen dramatically in our lists over the years, moving up from a No. 23 ranking on our list for 2016. Tecnológico de Monterrey’s commitment to entrepreneurship education greatly impressed our editors.” The support given to student entrepreneurship has increased in recent years at the university. Last year, Rutopia, a sustainable Mexican tourism company started by a group of students from Tecnológico de Monterrey, won the prestigious Hult Prize given to great social entrepreneurship merits, as reported by Forbes. Business Wire reports that emphasis was given on this merit when ranking the university.
During the past years, Tecnológico de Monterrey has pushed boundaries in terms of entrepreneurship. In 2013, it created INCmty, an entrepreneurship festival that aims to connect and promote entrepreneurs with companies and investors through forums. The latest installment of the festival, INCmty 2020, took place in November entirely online for the first time in eight years, reported Milenio. More than 200 entrepreneurship conferences were conducted in five days, with a focus on sustainable innovation.