The Mother of Invention? Not Exactly.

The gender gap in academia at the faculty level has been well documented. Male faculty far outnumber women, particularly in the STEM disciplines, though the gap has narrowed in recent decades. It’s also no secret that the rate of academic entrepreneurship is on the rise: the number of startups formed out of university research has nearly doubled in the last decade, increasing from 533 in 2006 to 1,012 in 2015. It’s worth asking then: how does academic entrepreneurship break down along gender lines? READ MORE.