Trinity first in Europe for producing entrepreneurs for sixth successive year

Trinity has been ranked in the top 50 universities globally for producing venture-backed entrepreneurs from its undergraduate programmes

Trinity has been ranked in the top 50 universities globally for producing venture-backed entrepreneurs from its undergraduate programmes. 

The ranking was done through Pitchbook’s 2020 Universities Report, placing Trinity at number 49 worldwide, also making it the only European university in the top 50. 

During the years between 2006 and 2020, where the statistics for the ranking come from, Trinity alumni produced 277 entrepreneurs who formed 254 venture-backed companies, amassing a capital of approximately $4.8 billion. 

In the last year, there has been an increase from 251 to 277 entrepreneurs, with the company count rising from 228 to 254 and the total capital raising to $4.8 billion from $4.1 billion in 2019. 

Provost, Dr. Patrick Prendergast, said that “innovation and entrepreneurship are enormously important for universities all over the world and we are proud that Trinity continues to excel in commercialising research and educating students to be creative and entrepreneurial”.

He continued: “The scale of our ambitions in this area is reflected by our plan to develop a new Gran Canal Innovation District for Dublin, where universities, high growth companies and technology and creative start-ups are embedded in an amenity-rich residential and commercial location.”

“The news that Trinity is Europe’s leading university for graduate entrepreneurship for the sixth successive year supports our ambitions and our role as a global leader in enabling the best students to become the best entrepreneurs,” he added.

The latest 2020 rankings for the university programs are to represent the universities that  produce the most entrepreneurs that go on to garner venture funding in the last year.