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Excellent Prospects for Founders

WHU accounts for the second most founders of fast-growing start-ups

The excellent prospects for young company founders who graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management have now been underlined by an additional ranking. As is shown by the latest November ranking of the online platform GlassDollar, 13 of the 100 founders of the fastest growing start-ups in Germany hold a degree from the business school. This puts WHU in second place among all German universities. For the ranking, GlassDollar analyzed how the academical background affects founders’ entrepreneurial skillset. To create the monthly Top 100 ranking, the platform monitors and compares millions of innovative, high-growth startups from a variety of private company databases, company registers, and public sources.

The fact that WHU offers an excellent climate for founders is evident not least from the fact that alumni have founded nine unicorns to date, meaning start-ups that have been valued by investors at a company value of over one billion euros. Among these former start-ups are Zalando, Rocket Internet, and Hello Fresh. The recently published Exit-Monitor 2020 (in German) by the communications and PR agency Tonka also supports this fact: it showed that alumni of the business school achieved by far the most successful exits this year.