On the last day of the SFU-GEM Business week, we went to the North of Seattle to
visit an accelerator called « Techstars ». If this name sounds quite familiar to you this must be because it is the one that supported UBER in its early development. The company is located at the top of the stairs, overlooking the area between the University District and the bay, and is located on the second floor of 1100 NE Campus Parkway. Continue reading
Impact Hub is a company that provides co-working space and that also includes an innovation lab. With this concept, entrepreneurs are more inspired. Working together in a common space every day lets them have the necessary tools and encouragements to succeed in their projects. In Seattle, and we presume at the other offices around the world, there are so many people with different background and from different origins. Continue reading
I. Who they are?
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation was created in 2000, and is located in Seattle. It aims to help the world by investing in health innovations and education. Mr. and Ms. Gates decided to use their celebrity status for a good cause, and wanted a way for other celebrities and politician to engage in their cause.
We began our business week in Seattle with one of the most famous companies in the world, the one that allows us to write you these lines and that probably also allows you to read them, Microsoft.
On Thursday, February 16th, we had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the company Geocaching located in the northwest suburb of Seattle. We were first given a tour to observe the workplace atmosphere, learn how the departments are organized and see how the company functions. Then, various employees (including one of the company’s founders Bryan Roth!) introduced us to their company. Continue reading