For education, for contacts, for stimulants: the universities are repeated in the history of the history of companies such as Microsoft, Airbnb, Amazon, Fitbit or Newman & # 39; s Own
importance of higher education It has many forms: the ability to learn from the most important spirits of a country at a certain time and the possibility to make social connections with other people ambitious and creative. That is why the quality of the universities is a decisive factor in choosing not only a calling, but also a place to study.
Business insider identified 26 large companies born from the most enriching educational enclaves in the United Statesboth from the hands of founders who graduated with all honor, as was the case Jeff Bezos in Princetonlike those of those who she overflowed their university careers, if Bill Gates.
The startup known for starting a pair of perfectly made pants is the creation of two students from the Stanford School of Business, Andy Dunn and Brian Spaly in 2007. Now produces the full range of men's clothing.
This scientific approach to workwear design came from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make clothing much more comfortable and sustainable. The Apollo 3 shirt is a joint creation of MIT and NASA and is promoted with 19 times more ventilated than cotton; Two people have run marathons with Kinetic Suit suits to spread their flexibility.
Amar Bose, who graduated from MIT, created the audio loop. In 2011 he delivered the most shares without voting rights to the institute, where he also worked.
Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia met at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and called Nathan Blecharczyk, who taught college houses with Chesky, and continued his studies at Harvard, technology director and co-founder of Airbnb, in 2008. Then thought they were about to place an inflatable mattress in the house they had rented in San Francisco to make it less difficult to pay the rent; today the company has a value of USD 25,000 million.
A group of MIT graduates, brain tumor researchers and chemical engineers set up the company's accessible skin care products. First they made basic formulas; Then they adjusted them with artificial intelligence according to millions of comments. A whole range of products, including the bestseller The Glow Maker, has a value of less than USD 30.
If an entry is required, this online exchange office offers it: connect buyers and sellers to concerts, sporting events, films and other forms of live entertainment. It was founded in 2000 by investors Eric Baker, a Harvard graduate, and Jeff Fluhr, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania, both students at the Stanford School of Business.
Phil Knight, graduated from Stanford, founded in 1964, with Bill Bowerman, Blue Ribbon Sports, a distributor of Japanese Onitsuka Tiger sports shoes. In 1971 he changed the name of the company into Nike, by the Greek goddess of victory. In 2017, the value of the brand was USD 29,600 million.
The first company with a value of more than USD 1 billion was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Berkeley, graduated Steve Wozniak. Today it is the world's largest technology company, the third largest manufacturer of mobile phones and the largest music seller.
For USD 10 per month, the company was founded in 2010 by two graduates from Harvard Businesses, Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, samples made from four or five products presented in a box, generally cosmetics and skincare. By May 2018 they had raised money for almost USD 90 million.
Katrina Lake, a graduate of Stanford and Harvard, worked with the purchasing manager of J.Crew Erin Morrison Flynn, this service from
the shopping staff. In February 2018 Stitch Fix was worth about USD 2 billion.
This Walmart subsidiary since 2016 was launched in 2015 and received USD 820 million in four rounds from companies such as Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Ventures and Alibaba. Marc Lore and Nate Faust, graduates of Harvard and Princeton, have founded it together with Mike Hanrahan.
The giant was founded by a Princeton graduate, with honor. Jeff Bezos has today as well
The Washington Post and the company Blue Origin of space infrastructure. Amazon made him the richest man in the world.
An adaptation to the English of the Persian word for
wise, this online preparation service for a large number of exams started in 2009, when Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy were students at the Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley.
Donald Fisher, a Berkeley graduate, and Doris F. Fisher, a Stanford graduate, founded Gap in 1969. The first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, with Levi's jeans and vinyl LP, attracted teenagers.
With sensors to detect dirt and avoid furniture, the iRoomba stand-alone cleaner, which has been extended to the iRobot Home app, was the idea of two MIT graduates, Colin Angle and Helen Greiner, and MIT professor Rodney Brooks while they were worked in the institution's artificial intelligence laboratory.
The food company that allocates all its profits, after paying taxes, to a foundation that supports educational and charitable organizations, started in 1982 with the author A.E. Hotchner and actor Paul Newman, who also graduated from Yale. The company has donated more than USD 530 million in total.
This technology company for travel in the world, a spin-off from Microsoft, is the creation of Richard Barton (as Glassdoor and Zillow), graduated from Stanford.
The internet-based service that offers monthly a selection of five new books to its subscribers and whose editors have discovered some of the most important works of American literature, such as Ernest Hemingway and Margaret Mitchell, is based on 1926 by the graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Harry Scherman. After a break, it was relaunched in 2015 and has more than 100,000 members.
Bill Gates overflowed from Harvard to Microsoft with Paul Allen. Since 1975, the company has grown into the personal computer market.
An online platform for attending courses, doing specializations or graduating from universities for far less than physical assistance: that was the idea of Stanford professors Andrew Ng (graduated from MIT and Berkeley) and Daphne Koller (graduated from Stanford).
This company, founded in 1983 by Scott Cook and Tom Proulx, Stanford graduates, tested his products with ordinary people until it reached a simple way to file a tax return.
This furniture and home furnishings location started in 2002 as the initiative of two graduates from Cornell University, Niraj Shah and Steve Conine.
The leading provider of physical activity tracking devices and other wearables has been created by a Harvard-defector, James Park, and a Yale-graduate, Eric Friedman.
The supply chain for the office opened in 1986 in Brighton, Massachusetts, where Leo Kahn, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia, and Thomas G. Stemberg, who graduated from Business at Harvard, lived.
The brand that became the home for luxury but semi-accessible fashion dates back to 1867 when it was founded by Andrew Saks, graduated from Cornell University.
Also from Cornell were David Litman and Robert Diener, who founded this site in 1991. The company, which became part of Expedia in 2001, today has 85 websites in 34 languages and offers 325,000 hotels in 19,000 locations.
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