Andres Vaher

Public lecture: From Monofunctional City to Vibrant Startup Ecosystem

Public lecture: From Monofunctional City to Vibrant Startup Ecosystem

Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00-11:45
Delta Management School, Room 1006

In 2023 Seattle ranked twelfth in the Startup Genome’s annual global startup ecosystem rankings in 2023 and fifth in the US. In the 1970s, Seattle was a one-company town. When recession hit and Boeing went from 108,000 employees to 39,000 employees, someone put up a sign that said “Will the last person leaving Seattle, please turn out the lights.” The talk will look at how a major city diversified its economy and grew a vibrant startup ecosystem.

Emer is a faculty member at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, teaching technology strategy, entrepreneurship, venture capital and specializing in all forms of technology commercialization. Emer loves to teach and has received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Outside the University of Washington, she raised and ran a $4.5 million early-stage technology investment fund. A former computer designer, and high-tech executive, Emer is passionate about education and gender equity. She holds BSc and MEng degrees from the University of Limerick, and an MBA and PhD from the University of Washington. She now runs Creative Destruction Lab at the Foster School of Business.


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