New accelerator in Seattle: Creative Destruction Lab to launch ‘deep tech’ startup hub with Microsoft, UW

Creative Destruction Lab, a nonprofit that runs nine startup accelerators across the world, is opening a new outpost in Seattle. The 9-month program, set to take place in November, will welcome 20 to 25 companies in partnership with Microsoft and the University of Washington’s business, engineering, and computer science schools. The initial focus for the accelerator will be the intersection of healthcare and software – namely, the impact of AI and machine learning on healthcare.

When discussing the impact of this new venture, François Baneyx, director of UW’s CoMotion incubator, noted in a statement: “It has the potential to transform and unify research and commercialization activities in the computational health space and will help establish Seattle as a beacon for these domains — drawing talent to the region while growing what we have here.”

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