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B-School Highlights: London Business School Gives Startups a Boost


A company helping people to use smart phones to monitor moles for signs of skin cancer was one of the seven graduate businesses who received a Founder Award on Nov. 8

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A company helping people to use smart phones to monitor moles for signs of skin cancer was one of the seven graduate businesses who received a Founder Award on Nov. 8

London Business School’s Deloitte Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship gave seven promising graduate businesses a hand at its first Founder Awards on Nov. 8. The startups, which included a handbag company and another that allows people to use smartphones to monitor moles for signs of skin cancer, received a year-long place in the school’s incubator, a small cash injection, mentoring from Deloitte and London Business School faculty, and access to training and workshops, among other things.

The International Masters of Management (IMM) executive MBA program increased its number of partner institutions from four to seven. E.M. Lyon Business School in France, FGV School of Administration – EBAPE in Brazil, and Tianjin University College of Management & Economics in China joined existing partners CEU Business School in Hungary, GISMA Business School in Germany, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in the U.S., and TiasNimbas Business School in the Netherlands. The 20-year-old program made the change in response to the increasingly global economic climate, according to a Nov. 9 announcement.

The MBA Career Services Council and the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) will host the second annual NAAMBA Global Career Forum at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers in Hong Kong from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8.

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center (GCEC) recently awarded the 2012 Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Award to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative at McDonough School of Business, according to a Nov. 7 announcement. McDonough’s program was honored for its impact on the field of entrepreneurship education.

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Di Meglio is a reporter for Businessweek.com in Fort Lee, N.J.

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