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“Go to Market”

UW CSE professors Oren Etzioni and Shwetak Patel are featured in this article concerning University of Washington entrepreneurship in the latest issue of Columns, the UW alumni magazine.

The “best quote in the article” award goes to Oren – who has started multiple companies and holds the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professorship in Computer Science & Engineering:  “The obligation of venture capitalists is to make money.  My professional obligation is to satisfy my curiosity.  Curiosity-driven research – it’s a wonderful thing.”

Read the article here.