SRI – Silicon Valley’s Real Old School Incubator
The 2,400-employee organization celebrates its 65th birthday this year.
An interesting perspective on SRI from Gigaom.com:
“These days, it seems like there’s a new incubator for just about every pair of 19-year-olds working on a mobile-payment startup.
But long before there was a Y Combinator or a 500 Startups, there was SRI International: the old school, non-profit research and development organization that’s had a hand in the creation of everything from Disneyland to the Internet. Started by Stanford University in 1946 as a way to drum up enterprise in the sleepy Bay Area, SRI is best known for churning out a smorgasbord of inventions like Technicolor (for which it won an Academy Award in 1959), to the first computer mouse, created there in 1968.” [read full article]