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White House touts Reedie for entrepreneurship


The Office of Science and Technology Policy touted Reedie Michael Richardson ‘07 in a White House press release for co-founding the tech startup Urban Airship while being supported by Oregon self-employment assistance funds. The release, which does not refer to Richardson by name, links to the Oregonian story “Oregon unemployment program aids entrepreneurs, lifts Urban Airship,” which chronicles the success of Richardson and business partner Adam Lowry.   

From the White House release: “For example, SEA allowed two unemployed software developers to co-found a new mobile advertising company in 2009 – and today that company has raised $6.5 million in venture capital, employs 28 workers, and plans to hire many more.”