June 22nd 2023

MCI joins the elite Babson Collaborative Global Network

The first German-speaking member in the global university network for entrepreneurial education

We are thrilled to announce that MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® has officially joined the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education as of June 1, 2023. This prestigious network, consisting of 38 member institutions from 26 countries, is a global hub for educators and institutions dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship education.

Joining the Babson Network aligns perfectly with MCI's mission as an entrepreneurial school. It offers MCI an opportunity to be part of an elite club of universities that are at the forefront of entrepreneurship education. As the first university from the German-speaking region in Europe to join this network, we are proud to bring our unique perspective and expertise to this diverse and dynamic group. This partnership will also enable MCI to strengthen and build our entrepreneurial ecosystem, a key motivation for our participation.

Being part of the Babson Network will allow MCI to share and gain best practices in the field of entrepreneurship, where faculty and students will have access to a vast network of resources, including study materials and collaborative projects. This will significantly enhance our educational offerings and provide our students with a broader perspective and deeper understanding of entrepreneurship.

MCI is excited to contribute its extensive experience in entrepreneurship, including its specialized knowledge in the area of family businesses, to the network. MCI’s unique insights will be a valuable addition to the collective knowledge of the network, enhancing the richness and diversity of the resources available to all members.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® as our first Babson Collaborative member school in Austria. The Babson Academy leadership team and the selection committee are impressed by how much MCI has accomplished since 1995 when it spun‐off the University of Innsbruck, and by MCI’s unique approach to internships and model for investing in MCI startups. Through cross-institution and cross-cultural exchanges with our global network, we believe membership in the Collaborative will help MCI accomplish even more in the years to come, and we know the insights, expertise and perspectives MCI faculty and staff will bring to our community will enrich us all," says Amir Reza, PhD (Dean, Babson Academy and Global Education)

I strongly believe that joining the Babson Collaborative is a transformative opportunity for our institution. It opens doors to a global network of like-minded educators, sharing best practices and cutting-edge research in entrepreneurship education. Collaborating with Babson College and fellow members empowers us to enhance our teaching methods, expand our resources, and create a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem within our institution. Together, we can shape the future of entrepreneurship education and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and business leaders,” adds Benjamin Suitner, BA MA, MCI Corporate Investment Management, Startups & Entrepreneurship.

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