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At St. Thomas, The Hottest Tech Incubator You've Never Heard Of

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On the third floor of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, a collection of desks and conference areas might seem like just another busy student space, but it's actually home to a distinctive incubator program that's currently helping eight new companies find their footing.

St. Thomas was one of the first schools in the country to launch an entrepreneurship program nearly 20 years ago, and the university has provided significant startup funding help to numerous area companies through its investment mechanism. The incubator program is one more step in establishing the university's deep commitment to new businesses, notes Michael Moore, director of the school's funding vehicle, the William C. Norris Institute.

"All St. Thomas graduates or students have the opportunity to apply to the incubator program," he says. "Incubators have proven to be so valuable when it comes to tapping into a pool of experienced advisors and getting attention from advisors."

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Originally published: 02/20/2013, The Line