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SeattleU Alumnus Elias Baker, ‘16 and Company Co-Founders Among Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 List

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Elias Baker along with the co-founders of their company Nanodropper, were among those named to Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 list. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering, and is the Chief Operating officer of the Rochester, Minnesota-based company. Nanodropper developed an FDA-listed adaptor for eyedrop bottles that makes drops smaller, and according to the company, this reduces waste and cost of eyedrop treatments.
Feb 9, 2021

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React Mobile CEO Robb Monkman Speaks at IEC’s Virtual Founder Friday

Robb Monkman is founder and CEO of React Mobile

Robb Monkman, CEO of React Mobile sat down in a virtual fireside chat with IEC Interim Director Amelia Marckworth and an audience comprising of students, alumni, and community members. He discussed using technology and innovation to ensure health and safety. As a visionary for the company, Robb’s passion for safety and commitment to helping others is the backbone of the organization.
Nov 24, 2020

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New COVID-19 Travel Testing at Sea-Tac Airport Provided by Discovery Health, 2017 HSBPC Grand Prize Winner

The 2017 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Grand Prize Winner, Discovery Health now brings COVID-19 testing services to ticketed travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) starting on November 4, 2020, and the pilot program will run through January 31, 2021. The company utilizes...
Nov 9, 2020

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Black-owned businesses access over $1.5M in new capital with support of RAMP-up

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Over the last year, RAMP-up supported six Black-owned businesses in the Central Area of Seattle and in South King County with their expansion or relocation projects. These include Earl’s Cuts & Styles, Catfish Corner, The Barbeque Pit, Original Philly’s, A 4 Apple Learning Center, and Anchor of Home Adult Family Home. With help from RAMP-up, these businesses accessed almost $1,500,000 in new and pending capital, mostly in the form of...
Nov 4, 2020

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SU IEC announces the accepted teams for the 2020-21 Jones Progress Awards

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Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center awards two SU Alumni Business each $10,000 in 2020-2021 Jones Progress Awards (JPA), made possible by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation. Now in its seventh year, the JPA supports graduating Seattle University students and recent alumni entrepreneurs by providing a solid infrastructure of mentoring, grant funds....
Oct 27, 2020

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