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“Sujal Patel’s love letter to startups: 6 reasons why you should make the plunge”

Our friends at GeekWire cover Sujal Patel’s terrific talk on startups during the first day of UW CSE’s 2012 Industry Affiliates Meeting:

“The University of Washington computer science department sends more than half of its grads to just four companies:  Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.  And while those tech giants pay well – on average more than $100,000 for software developers – they’ve certainly moved well beyond the startup phase.

“So, what’s it going to take to get more computer science grads to consider making the startup plunge?

“Hearing from folks like Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel – who sold his Seattle startup to EMC for a cool $2.25 billion in 2010 – certainly can help.  In one of the most compelling and informative talks I’ve seen on the wonders of the entrepreneurial journey, Patel laid out no fewer than six reasons why startups are better than big companies.”

Read more of John Cook’s terrific article  here.

October 24, 2012