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Cascadia rising: New group aims to help Pacific NW rival Silicon Valley as unified innovation hub

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By connecting scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors, the Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network (CVAN) hopes to help startups with commercial-ready innovations get funding and redirect concepts that aren’t quite ready to go to market to research institutions.

Cambia Grove Director Maura Little told GeekWire that with “governments as the first mover, we’re taking the next step from the private, non-profit, academic sectors to build an even stronger network in the Cascadia region.”

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