Not that 9 = 20, but it is interesting to note from the story's graphic that BYU
is ranked #7 in the nation for start-up companies. Could have been mentioned.
The amount was mentioned just not the ranking.
The story ignores BYU's efficiency. It mentions the efficiency of the U,
starting 20 companies despite MIT getting 5 times more funding. of course BYU
started 9 companies despite the U getting TEN times more funding.
The U's cooperation with start ups is often in the form of near extortion. They
can claim intellectual property that was not theirs, but defending it in court
is too costly for a small company.
The fact that Utah has two schools in the top ten is quite impressive.
Look at Utah State's ROI. What a joke.
Maybe the BYU companies aren't mentioned because they're all in Utah County,
involve some kind of juice or vitamins, and have a strong MLM component! More
This is not the first time Utah State has disappointed. Looks like it is time
for Utah to shift more research dollars from Utah State to other schools. How
about working on creating a third Doctoral/research university in the state such
as Weber? I'm sure they would outperform Utah State in no time.
For over 50 years, Utah State (through its Space Dynanics Lab) has put more
experiemetns and technology into outerspace than MIT, Harvard or any other
insitution in the world. They just launched the WISE satellite; built and tested
100% at USU in Logan. It brought hundreds of millions of dollars to Utah....and
it has done so at NO COST to Utah Tax Payers and hasn't taken anything away from
other Utah schools. USU has changed THE WORLD more than once with its innovative
space technology.....don't be shocked when USU does it again in other arenas.
The BIG problem with the AGGIES is that they are too humble and they are not
located in SLC or Provo, and they don't tell the whole world. While I am not an
AGGIE, I am very proud of our land-grant university and the U and BYU. I'll bet
if they all worked together more we would have WORLD CLASS....no UNIVERSAL
acclaim!GO AGGIES! GO UTES! GO COUGARS!