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Starting a company doesn't require a business degree, but B-schools are increasingly getting into the start-up game. And more students than ever are using their experience to develop ideas and launch companies, both before and after graduation.

What does business school have to offer entrepreneurs? Some of the most successful founders say they acquired skills there that helped them build companies for the long term, as well as a network of alumni and professors that linked them to early investors.

Poets & Quants, a leading website for business school students, gave CNBC an early look at its first list of the top 100 MBA start-ups of the past five years. Here are the crème de la crème of that list, counting down from No. 10.

—By CNBC's David Spiegel
Posted 20 Nov. 2013

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