July 18, 2013

UW launches record 17 startups in 2013

By Patrick Bell

via UW Today:

The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.

That makes fiscal 2013 the UW’s single most productive year for startup formation.  It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation.

Last year, President Michael K. Young challenged the university to increase its number of fundable technology startups.

“University startups give the American public a valuable return on their investment in academic research.  UW start-ups deliver impact to the public from our life-changing discoveries,” Young said.

Read more at GeekWire.

Photos from the event, featuring remarks by Vice Provost Linden Rhoads, President Michael K. Young, and Washington State Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender, are below the fold.

 

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