City of Seattle names first startup liaison

City of Seattle names first startup liaison

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City of Seattle names first startup liaison

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by TAYLOR SOPER / GeekWire

NWCN.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM

As part of Seattle’s effort to help support and expand the city’s startup community, the Office of Economic Development (OED) today named Seattle tech community veteran Rebecca Lovell as the new Startup Liaison for the City of Seattle.

The position was created as part of the Startup Seattle program, originally launched by Red Russak as an independent initiative before it was taken over by the city and championed by former Mayor Mike McGinn in May 2013.

“A key part of supporting Seattle’s growing economy is to make strategic investments in our competitive industry sectors, from technology to manufacturing,” said Mayor Ed Murray in a news release. “Nurturing our startups and helping innovative entrepreneurs expand in our city will allow our technology sector to continue to grow and support more jobs.”

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