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Mobile vet David Bluhm named UW entrepreneur-in-residence

Seattle entrepreneur David Bluhm has joined the University of Washington’s entrepreneur-in-residence program as part of an ongoing effort by the university to match experienced Seattle area business leaders with new innovations emerging from the school. As part of the appointment, the co-founder of Z2Live, Medio Systems, 2Way and HandsOn Mobile is sifting through a handful of… Read More

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Newly-formed W Fund to pump $20M into university spinouts

Washington’s startup community is getting yet another shot in the arm, thanks to the efforts of a newly-formed venture capital firm whose goal is to mine universities and research institutions for the state’s very best business ideas. The University of Washington’s W Fund is launching today with about $20 million from private industry, leading venture… Read More

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UW president pledges to double startup production as new campus incubator hatches

University of Washington President Michael Young today announced an ambitious plan to double the number of startup companies coming out of the offices, research labs and dorm rooms of the state’s largest research institution. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Young called the opening of the New Ventures Facility at the UW Center for Commercialization an exciting day the… Read More

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University of Washington to hatch startup incubator today

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee earlier this week laid out an economic plan for Washington state that included ideas on how to spark more spin-off companies from research universities. As it happens, there’s already a strong movement afoot to make that idea a reality. The University of Washington today plans to host an open house for… Read More

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How Utah tops Washington: A university that spins out more startups with fewer dollars

Here’s the bad news: The University of Washington is not among the top schools for spinning out startup companies. Now, here’s the good news: The top school, according to a recent study by the Association of University Technology Managers, is the University of Utah. That’s significant because the UW — the largest research university in… Read More