Category Archives: Startups

Cornboard, Part 2

Despite various announcements about possible products and manufacturing, Cornboard Manufacturing appears not to have manufactured much of anything by the time the Illinois patent expired in 2016. Although the company did not “disappear” like Illinois’s first exclusive licensee, it did … Continue reading

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A look at recent startups at Duke

A recent tweet called out the Duke University technology transfer program for starting 12 companies so far in 2022. That’s a good number of startups for a university. We should applaud. But the tweet went on to attribute the startups … Continue reading

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Undermining Bayh-Dole by relying on it? 2

We are working through an op/ed published in April 2021 by Niels Reimers, one of the recognized university TLO leaders from the 1970s on. We are working through it now because the Bayh-Dole Coalition is using quotes from it to … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, another bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 3

GeekWire published an article about what UW calls its new scheme to shorten negotiations with its spinout teams–UW personnel who have invented in their research labs and want to start a company to develop applications and products for their inventions. … Continue reading

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Taking Apart APLU’s Talking Points on Bayh-Dole, 1

The APLU has published a set of talking points about a bunch of things (original spelling retained): TALKING POINTS: UNIVERISTY TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION, FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING, THE BAYH-DOLE ACT, AND FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENURSHIP/GAP FUNDING PROGRAMS Let’s call them “cash cows” … Continue reading

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UW startups for FY2013 four years later, 1

[Some 2022 updates below.] 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 … Continue reading

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FOIL Technology

A few years ago, the University of Washington claimed to have started a bunch of companies. I went through their lists of startups for two years and found they were making it all up. They claimed to have started 35 … Continue reading

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Voyage of the beagles

It’s not that I wanted to take a hiatus from posting ideas here at the Research Enterprise blog, but other writing tasks and various gusts of the life winds took me away from this forum. But I intend to be … Continue reading

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The Road to Redemption

Here’s a story in today’s Seattle Times about AnswerDash, a company formed by students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School (my emphasis): The company, founded in 2012, has raised more than $5 million, including a $2.9 million … Continue reading

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That's what we all expect from you anyway.

We have had a time of it exposing the disingenuous claims by the University of Washington’s startup program. There is much more going on than the bits I’ve pointed out. But some folks would rather live the lie than restate their numbers … Continue reading

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