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Research & Thought Leadership

Stanford faculty conduct research on a wide set of entrepreneurial topics from the valuation of unicorn firms, to the impact of experienced entrepreneurs, to the unique challenges facing Latino and Black entrepreneurs in the United States.

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Entrepreneurship by Acquisition

Rather than founding a new company, some entrepreneurs choose to purchase an existing business, often in partnership with investors, with an eye toward expanding its growth and profitability. This model of “entrepreneurship by acquisition” gives young entrepreneurs an opportunity to lead a company relatively early in their careers.

Stanford GSB offers a popular course called Entrepreneurial Acquisition and publishes a biennial review of the search fund industry, which represents a unique and robust part of the entrepreneurial acquisition landscape.

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Stay connected to the latest Stanford GSB insights on entrepreneurship, including talks from entrepreneurial leaders, summaries of the latest faculty research, and profiles of alumni entrepreneurs and the companies they have founded.