You don’t need a telescope to see the entrepreneurial impact of the University of Washington thanks to the new Seattle Tech Universe Map. The map, which was developed by our friends at the Washington Technology Industry Association and Madrona Venture Group, illustrates the evolution of our local tech ecosystem and the extent to which companies and organizations large and small have contributed to its growth.
UW shines brightly as an engine of innovation and local company creation in large part due to the entrepreneurial faculty and students of UW CSE. Our stellar contributions include machine learning startup Dato; adaptive education provider Enlearn; and Impinj, a leader in RFID technology – to name only a few. Also lighting up our economy: the entrepreneurial spirit of employees from companies such as Microsoft and Amazon – including countless alumni of UW CSE! All told, more than 600 information technology companies, and the connections between them, are represented on the map.
View the Seattle Tech Universe Map on the WTIA website here. Learn more about the project from the WTIA blog post here and the Madrona Venture Group post here. Also, check out some nice coverage of the map’s release by the Seattle Times, Re/code, GeekWire and Xconomy.