The Zuckerberg syndrome has spread. Young, brilliant scientists are not patiently waiting until they graduate to get a job or start a company.
Instead, they are using college and graduate school as an incubator, and innovation is the result.
While he was working toward his doctorate in computer science at University of California San Diego, Kian Wi Ong had an idea that he thought had commercial potential, so he entered a contest at UC San Diego to try to win a $50,000 grant. “Mary Zoeller, our adviser from the von Liebig Center, gave us invaluable pointers as were preparing and helped us hone the presentation to deliver a clear value proposition for our ideas and technology,” Ong said.
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