As hubs for research, education and innovation, universities are foundational elements of a local tech scene.

Whether as training grounds for the next generation of technologists or as incubators for new business ideas, higher education institutions have a lot to offer to startups, corporations and other ecosystem supporters like law firms, accelerator programs and economic development groups. Some of these orgs offer internships or early career programs for talent pipelining, while others supply funding, mentorship and additional resources to help college-based founders establish their companies and bring their products to market. No matter what form these partnerships take, they serve to strengthen their local communities and shape the future of the tech industry.

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