Linden Rhoads

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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Redfin CTO Michael Young departs

Redfin’s top technologist is saying goodbye to the online real estate brokerage after five years on the job. Chief Technology Officer Michael Young recently announced his resignation, handing over the CTO duties to vice president of engineering Sasha Aickin. At the time of Young’s hiring in December 2006, Kelman called the fellow University of California,… 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