4 Canadian universities among top 50 universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 2, 2014

A venture-capital (VC) research firm has recognized the University of Waterloo, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University as being among the top universities in the world for VC-backed entrepreneurs. The schools in the list are ranked based on the number of graduates who went on to launch venture-backed companies over a 5-year period, the number of startups founded by alumni, and total capital raised. uWaterloo finished in 16th place; McGill, uToronto, and Queen’s finished in 31st, 33rd, and 48th, respectively. US schools dominated the rankings, with Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology taking the top 3 spots on the list. The highest ranking non-US institution was the Indian Institute of Technology, which came in 7th. Entrepreneur | Full Rankings