The number of Wharton MBAs who start their own companies after graduating has nearly tripled in the last five years, according to data from Wharton reported by Bloomberg Business Week.
7.4 percent of Wharton’s 2013 MBA class are starting their own companies, up from 2.6 in 2008, Business Week reported.
Additionally, the number of MBA students interning at startups is up nearly 15 percent since last year.
One Wharton MBA and startup founder herself, Marissa Hu, explains the trend by saying that Wharton supports entrepreneurs more than it used to. In a similar vein, there are also organizations like Venture for America, which aim to get more college graduates working at startups. Venture for America recently expanded to Philadelphia.-30-