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    Medical Device Exec Steve Dimmer Joins C4C as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Steve Dimmer, an entrepreneur with 25 years of broad experience founding, building and growing medical device companies, is C4C’s newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Dimmer co-founded and served as CEO of Holaira from inception through Series B financing in 2012. Holaira is a venture capital funded start-up with a novel therapy which has the potential to impact millions of patients. Prior to Holaira, Mr. Dimmer was a foundingView More

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    16th annual UW Biz Plan Competition is underway; 91 submissions whittled to 37 teams in first round

    The UW Business Plan Competition, now celebrating its 16th year, brings student-entrepreneurs with the passion, acumen, and big ideas together with judges from the Northwest entrepreneurial community in a multi-stage, real-world challenge. This year’s 91 submissions “demonstrate the remarkable creativity of students and their ability to pinpoint business opportunities ranging from health care, clean tech and consumer products, to micro hotels and 3-D printing,” saidView More

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    Evening Magazine features “Inventions that came from UW”

    Check out this recent story on Evening Magazine featuring inventions that changed the world that came out of the University of Washington. In addition to heavyweight innovations like the vaccine for Hepatitis B and long-term kidney dialysis, UW inventors discovered vinyl records, the color TV picture tube, and disposable diapers.

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    UW Music Professor’s Invention Featured on KUOW Interview with Dave Beck

    Award-winning KUOW producer Dave Beck produced a story on UW Professor Michael Brockman‘s invention called the Broctave Key, a new piston-style, push-button vent designed to improve the intonation of the saxaphone and other woodwinds. The story aired on KUOW’s Morning Edition on April 10, 2013. Read the story or listen to the audio recording here: “Seattle Inventor Finds Key to Solving Saxophone Discord” Brockman isView More

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    Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow Rodney Ho Awarded “2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology”

    Rodney Ho, Professor of Pharmaceutics and UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow, has been selected by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as the recipient of the 2013 Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology. AAPS is a professional, scientific organization of 11,000 scientists dedicated to the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances in science and technology. Professor Ho was chosen fromView More

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    Tabletop Card Game “Control-Alt-Hack” Released by UW Researchers

    UW Spin-out RGB Hats has announced the release of a new computer security-themed card game titled Control-Alt-Hack™: White Hat Hacking for Fun and Profit, based on the mechanics of Ninja Burger from gaming powerhouse Steve Jackson Games. Players of Control-Alt-Hack work for Hackers, Inc., an elite computer security company of ethical (a.k.a., white hat) hackers who perform security audits and provide consultation services. Their motto?View More

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    Nascent UW Spin-out PatientStream has broad ambitions in the $2.5 trillion health care industry

    [Excerpted from Foster Business, Fall 2012] It began with a problem. A glaring inefficiency of the modern hospital that is as pervasive as it is puzzling. In this age of digitized everything, the status of virtually every patient in virtually every medical department in America is manually tracked by erasable marker on an overcrowded white board. Still. Ben Andersen (UW MBA 2012) took up theView More

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    GEEKWIRE: 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 new technologies in a diverse set of arenas. ReadView More

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    Four new entrepreneurs-in-residence join C4C

    C4C’s highly effective Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program invites veteran industry experts to join C4C for six to nine months at a time. During this period, they help identify technologies with commercial promise, and provide UW researchers with real-world insights about the commercialization process along with expertise in target markets, product development, and fundraising strategies. The four newest EIRs are: Robert Barry has over twenty five yearsView More

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    App lets you monitor lung health using only a smartphone

    [Excerpted from UW Today] A new tool from researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital lets people monitor their lung function at home or on the go simply by blowing into their smartphones. A paper presented this month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing showed results that came within 5 percent of commercial devices, meaningView More