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Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper In the latest sign of Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Ventures announced today that it is teaming up with three venture capital firms from Seattle, London, and Israel to host a global competition for startups building AI-related technology. Called Innovate.AI, the new competition invites companies to […]

What would it take for Tacoma to become a hub for high-paying tech jobs?

Credit: Tacoma News Tribune, Kate Martin Amazon has raised the hopes of just about every city in the country, including Tacoma, when it said it’s looking for a suitable site for a second headquarters. Don’t break out the champagne and balloons, Tacoma. Tacoma likely won’t land the $5 billion building, and […]

Workshop: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Learn about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and Anchorage. Topics include: • Startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies. • Regional funding sources for startups raising capital. • Ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and […]

Tacoma doesn’t need PhDs to see a Tech Boom.

If you’re follow the ‘Cascadia’ discussion, you certainly know that Tacoma is being left out: https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/09/20/idea-whose-time-come-new-cascadia-innovation-corridor-connecting-vancouver-seattle/ What stands out to me if that Tacoma is just a 30 minute drive from Seattle, give or take traffic conditions.  The city is wedged between two, rather strong startup and tech ecosystems, in Portland […]