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School Ties

You probably never considered your alma mater as an option for raising capital. Today, schools nationwide offer funding help.

This story appears in the November 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you are a college graduate, chances are your alma mater has called you asking for money. But have you ever called them for money? If not, maybe it's time to turn the tables and learn what the "U" can do for you.

Across the country, colleges and universities are recognizing the value of entrepreneurship. Your alma mater might be able to help you learn fund-raising skills or network with potential investors. The school may even be able to finance your company.

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