在过去5年中，有40位斯坦福大学（Stanford University）女性本科毕业生创立了公司，并获得了风险投资基金的支持。根据向私募股权和风投机构提供研究服务的PitchBook公司的数据，这一数值超过其他顶尖大学。斯坦福校友近年来开设，并获得风投基金支持的公司包括家居装饰网站One Kings Lane。其创立者为斯坦福毕业生苏珊•费尔德曼和艾莉森•平卡斯，后者是社交游戏商Zynga公司共同创始人马克•平卡斯的妻子。此外，另一位曾入选《财富》“40位40岁以下商界精英”的斯坦福校友，星巴克公司（Starbuck）董事克拉拉•史密斯，与前微软公司(Microsoft)工程师史蒂夫•加里蒂共同创立了社交媒体营销管理服务公司Hearsay Social。
在2009年至今创立公司的女性本科毕业生榜单上，哈佛以29人名列第三，位列拥有31人的麻省理工学院（Massachusetts Institute of Technology）之后。而在PitchBook公司编撰的过去5年创立公司并获得风投基金支持的女性MBA榜单上，麻省理工学院以23人名列第三，落后于拥有31人的斯坦福大学。
It’s back-to-school season, so it’s worth asking which top universities offer their female students the best springboard to a powerful position at the top of their own company?
Over the past five years, 40 women with undergraduate degrees from Stanford University have received venture capital funding for companies they founded, more than any other top school, according to data from PitchBook, which provides research to private equity and venture capital firms. Among the companies founded by Stanford alums receiving venture capital funding in recent years is flash-sale style home decor website One Kings Lane, which was founded by Stanford grad Susan Feldman along with Alison Pincus, the wife of Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus. Another Stanford grad, Clara Shih — a former Fortune “40 Under 40″ member who also serves on Starbucks’ board — co-founded social media marketing management service Hearsay Social with former Microsoft engineer Steve Garrity.
When it comes to MBA programs, Harvard tops the list with 56 female founders receiving funding over the past five years. Companies springing up recently that are led by female Harvard MBA’s include beauty and grooming products delivery service Birchbox, founded by Harvard MBAs Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, which recently raised $60 million in a Series B funding. Another company on the list is personal styling for women website Stitch Fix, which was founded in 2011 by Katrina Lake, who actually has degrees from both Stanford and Harvard.
Harvard also came in third on the list of undergraduate programs with 29 female-founder alums dating back to 2009, finishing behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its 31 female founders during that same period. MIT finished third on PitchBook’s list of MBA programs with female alums receiving VC funding over the past five years. MIT had 23 during that period, behind Stanford’s 31.
Of course, those three schools aren’t just churning out female entrepreneurs. Stanford, Harvard and MIT also placed in the top five (for both undergraduates and MBAs) in a separate PitchBook list ranking schools by the number of company founders of all genders that they produced. That the schools fared well on both lists — again, Stanford topped the undergraduate list, while Harvard’s MBA program topped its list — shows that these top schools are simply consistently producing successfully entrepreneurial graduates of all genders.