Insead pair in wine venture

Alumni hope to transform UK sparkling wine industry

Privateer Holdings is a firm in Seattle, Washington United States headed by Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue and Christian Groh that seeks to pursue investment interests in the field of medicinal marijuana and cannabis. Michael and Brendan met at Yale Business school.

Yale MBAs in joint venture

Start-up aims to capitalise on moves towards cannabis legalisation in the US

Fesnter Jurich
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Entrepreneurs have their day in the sun

Stanford MBAs exploit a gap in the clean-energy market

David Klein, Jessup Shean and Michael Taormina commonbond
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Graduate investors fund the next generation

A student team have set up an MBA crowdfunding platform

Chris and Natasha Ashton of PetPlan with their dogs Montgomery and Wellington photographed at their office in Philadelphia,
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Entrepreneurs see pet project develop into a thriving venture

An expensive trip to the vet was the trigger for two Wharton MBA graduates to set up a pet insurance company

Victor Henning and Jan Reichelt
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Entrepreneurs learn to work together on the road to Mendeley

The MBA partners, who met at business school in Germany, have created one of the world’s largest research databases

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Artists steered towards the right connections

Musicians and film makers are turning to an internet crowdfunding platform to secure donations for their ventures

Christian Klemenz
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A network that runs from Bavaria to Delhi

Access to well-placed alumni played a key role in the launch of a beer exporting business

Colin McElwee of World Reader
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A tale of technology and the written word

A project to deliver books to children in Africa using ereaders has won widespread support

Mark Lee Ford
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Doctors discover an entrepreneurial pulse

Executive students from Duke University are introducing US medical technology in Japan

A degree of responsibility

A masters programme in sustainability has given the managers of an NGO an holistic appreciation of the business

Entrepreneurs help start-ups to meet their MBA match

An online consultancy set up by two childhood friends gives even the smallest venture access to business expertise

Start-up ‘makes the grade’

The Stanford partners behind property website Trulia on taking their idea into the classroom

All eyes on a niche business

Inter-disciplinary teaching at Sauder was the spur for a team of students to create a thriving venture

When friendship and fashion equal success

The founders of an online luxury retailer are drawing on lessons learned at Harvard Business School