The mandate for C4C is to attract and retain top researchers so their organization strives to make the UW the best place in the world to work by providing unparalleled commercialization support. This session will discuss the goals, services and processes C4C uses to assist UW faculty in taking their research to market. These include start-up services, connecting early with industry, business strategy, UW new ventures facility, grant writing, and funding sources.
Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost
Center for Commercialization
Linden Rhodes is the vice provost of the UW Center for Commercialization, the unit of the University that seeks to commercialize discoveries emerging from research conducted at the UW. Previously, Rhoads was a veteran executive in the Seattle high-tech community. She co-founded or served as an active director or interim CEO of several successful Seattle-based startups, including ChiliSoft, Singingfish.com, AdRelevance, GBI, and Nimble Technology. A graduate of Smith College, Rhoads majored in geophysics. While working full time, she attended the UW School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property. Rhoads has been an active member of the UW community, serving on the board of the Washington Technology Center, the Dean's Advisory Board at the School of Law, the steering committee for the school's capital campaign, and the campaign committee for the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.