A groundbreaking survey of UVA alumni published by the Batten Institute indicates that companies founded or supported by alumni have employed 2.3 million people and generated $1.6 billion in annual global revenue. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been a major beneficiary of this diverse array of enterprises.
How can policymakers influence the direction of entrepreneurial activity? A recent paper by Batten Fellow Jeffrey York and Darden Professor and Batten Institute Academic Director Michael Lenox suggests that economic incentives are not the only tool at their disposal.
In the i.Lab: RelishMBA, Adding Value to MBA Recruiting For Second Year student Sarah Rumbaugh, the MBA recruiting process led not to a job but to a business idea and an opportunity to develop it in U.Va.'s i.Lab Incubator. Her venture, RelishMBA, improves the recruiting process for students and for companies in search of talent.