Face­book started in a Har­vard dorm room. iRobot got its start in MIT’s Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence Lab. Sand 9 was founded as a Boston Uni­ver­sity Pho­tonics Center spinout. In Boston, busi­ness and higher edu­ca­tion have long been intertwined.

And now more than ever before, a new wave of inno­va­tion is coming directly from Boston-​​area insti­tu­tions, fueled by pro­grams like Northeastern’s IDEA, Harvard’s i3, Tufts’ Busi­ness Plan Com­pe­ti­tion, Startup Babson, and Emerson’s E3 which fund and foster the next gen­er­a­tion of busi­ness leaders.

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