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UW startups for FY2013 four years later, 1

In 2014, Research Enterprise ran a series of articles on the fake startup metrics at the University of Washington: Only 1 University of Washington Startup for FY 2014 4 Not 17 University of Washington Startups in FY13 Faked Metrics in … Continue reading

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We are delighted to help Stanford become a better university [laughter]

University of Washington president Michael Young gave a ten-minute talk in February 2012 at the opening of a business incubator on the UW campus. The talk is fascinating as a rationalization for the $100M effort to flip faculty and student startups … Continue reading

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Technemort, the name never to be spoken

University of Washington president Michael Young gave a ten-minute talk in February 2012 at the opening of a business incubator on the UW campus. The talk is fascinating as a rationalization for the $100M effort to flip faculty and student startups … Continue reading

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The $100M Rain Dance

A basic premise of university technology transfer is that research conducted at a university produces discoveries and inventions that otherwise would not be made, patents are issued on these discoveries and inventions, and the patent position induces investors and companies to … Continue reading

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Only 1 University of Washington Startup for FY 2014

We have been asking whether public universities are honestly reporting their economic development activities, and at least for the University of Washington, the answer is “no.” The University of Washington released a list of 18 startup companies it claimed to … Continue reading

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The Hairball Theory of Ownership

Buried in a University of Washington web site on information technology, one encounters this statement: Except as noted by an agreement, a law, or a University policy (such as copyright policy), the UW owns all data and records, and all … Continue reading

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University startups, exits, and candor

The most recent Pitchbook has some interesting information on private equity exits.  If university administrators have been sold on the idea that there’s fast cash in startup company equity, there are also data to dampen administrative spirits. The Pitchbook identifies … Continue reading

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