Startup ecosystems need an outward looking university: Micah Kotch

As the second biggest tech environment in the country, New York needs a major research institution that is radically outward looking. NYU seems well on its way to filling that space here.

Silicon Valley has Stanford and Boston has MIT. A mature startup ecosystem needs some major institution working hard to turn research into products, and investors in those places learn that those institutions are fountains of profitable ideas, said Micah Kotch, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NYU Engineering.

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