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By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - In 2010, four Emory College students met one night to upgrade a student website, but instead built a portal to organize campus life. The result: Campus Bubble, a platform for university information and posting from student groups, students and businesses.

Whether it’s easy tech tools, a poor job market or the $100 billion offering for Facebook, ideas are being hatched at campuses nationwide. George Washington University decided to offer “soup to nuts support” for start-ups in creating the Office of Entrepreneurship.

The National Business Incubation Association reports that one third of the 1250 business incubators in the nation are at universities and even a non-techie campus like Syracuse has jumped in.

Coveted spots like Y Incubator and TechStars have Silicon Valley mentors, and there’s TechArb at the University of Michigan. While universities have focused on the inventions of graduates, it’s become clear that undergrads understand social media best.

Learn more at The New York Times.

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