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Xconomy: “The Startup Hall Story – How it Could Transform Seattle’s U District”

startup-hall-bikeXconomy writes:

“The second floor of what used to be known only as Condon Hall – and the University of Washington’s ugliest building [editorial note: Sieg Hall is offended by this!] – holds seeds of a re-invented neighborhood where students, researchers, and entrepreneurs learn, work, and live; where tech startups and established companies build businesses with the technology and talent flowing from the university; and where professionals zip to jobs downtown on light rail …

Chris DeVore is barefoot at his stand-up desk.

“DeVore, who manages to come across in conversation as simultaneously relaxed and intense, is partner at Founders’ Co-op, director of Techstars Seattle, and a key arranger of the unique deal that brought Startup Hall into being …

DeVore said the strengths and needs of the startup community and the university complement each other well. ‘Talent is the most important ingredient for building an innovation company, and the U is the most open platform for pulling in and developing talent in the Northwest,’ he said.”

Read more here.

October 23, 2014