… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Saturday, October 8, 2011
University of Minnesota claims start up success
on par with Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.
"The review left no doubts about the office’s accomplishments — the OTC is spinning off startup companies on-par with Harvard, Columbia and Stanford universities, it concluded."
My comments on the Daily site:
Really? Somehow this seems incredibly unlikely....
What exactly does "on-par" mean?
“Stanford, to no one’s surprise, ranked No. 1 in a recent global “Top Ten” of university startup communities...Rounding out the top five were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, University of California-Berkeley and the Indian Institutes of Technology."
See selected Harvard startups: http://bit.ly/qeBH9k
For facts and figures about Columbia's technology transfer operation, please see: http://techventures.columbia.e...
In the long run exaggerated claims, such as the intro quote, make the U look bad to the community... Citizens and legislators are aware of the start-up generating productivity of Stanford, Columbia, and Harvard.
To claim that the U is "on-par" with them is absurd.
at 6:04 PM