Industry Community Classes Program
We launched the Industry Community Classes Program (ICCP) to conduct interdisciplinary, industry-specific research, and to solve practical problems existing within those industries.
- We group students and alumni across different programs based on specific industries, integrating the superior discipline resources of SJTU with industry for in-depth collaboration, holding lectures, seminars, workshops and company visits, convening once per month. As of November 24, 2021, the ICCP has carried out 48 issue courses and 39 industry research activities.
- Combining traditional business courses with emerging digital technology, the ICCP offers students more systematic and forward-looking perspectives.
- By end of 2021, the ICCP has 585 students in 9 industry community classes. We will cover more industries in the future.
MBA Entrepreneurship Fund
We have partnered with the Shanghai government to create an entrepreneurship fund for our MBA students. Each partner has contributed RMB10 million, for a total fund totaling RMB20 million (about US$3.14 million) and the fund invests about RMB300 – 500 thousand (about US$45,000 - $75,000) per promising startup.
The founders can buy out the partners’ equity stake, at the original valuation, within three years. In addition, we also provide offices and administration services at the SJTU technology park for those startups.
Investments to Date
Up to now, the MBA Entrepreneurship Fund had invested a total of RMB 33.6 million (about US$5.3 million) in 98 startups. Among these, 16 companies have received follow-on investment from VCs (more than RMB 300 million, or about US$47 million).
Antai alumni who have graduated within the most recent eight years are eligible to apply for the fund. Click here to learn more.