Supporting Startup Ecosystems: Capacity, Collaboration and Capital

By Entrepreneurs, Incubator/Accelerator. 0

In previous posts we discussed the challenges facing startups seeking to commercialize science originating from universities and research institutes, and pointed to how local startup ecosystems can aid in this process. This recent Techcrunch article about startup activity in Seattle shows how the University of Washington and the City of Seattle are working together to… Read more »

As Tech Investors and Accelerators Expand Investment Theses to Include the Life Sciences A Key Tech v. Bio Distinction Must be Understood

By Incubator/Accelerator. 3

There has been a lot of excitement over the announcement that a leading tech incubator — Y Combinator — is moving into the life sciences. We think this is great news and agree with the various plaudits for the move. There has also been criticism, as well as take-down of that criticism, both are conveniently… Read more »

Cheating Death: A Legendary Researcher Joins Startup


Last month one of the best known and respected geneticists, Cynthia Kenyon (login to view Dr. Kenyon’s profile Here), left the University of California San Francisco (login to view UCSF profile Here) and joined the California Life Company (Calico), a startup backed by Google. She joins a roster of other scientists at the startup which… Read more »