Why we chose it: This Ivy League school is ahead of the pack when it comes to bringing students of all disciplines together in entrepreneurship classes. Cornell is unique in establishing a formal system in which the school's law students provide affordable advice to campus startups, under the guidance of experienced faculty and attorneys. The school also has a well-established, student-managed venture fund that backs student startups. Its successful investments include SightSpeed (www.sightspeed.com), an Internet-based videoconferencing company. David BenDaniel, the theoretical physicist who helps run the entrepreneurship program, is known for rolling up his sleeves to help students start their businesses and for staying in touch to help them after graduation.
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