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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

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Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Matthew Ferguson, Vice President | Xinova

Matt currently serves as VP of Innovation Services at Xinova, where his team creates opportunities for Xinova’s global network of innovators to deliver valuable solutions to our customers. Across a range of industries from materials to food and beverages, Matt leverages a strong technical background and commercial focus to understand customer’s challenges and align our technology sourcing and development efforts to address them.

Prior to Xinova, Matt co-founded medical imaging startup LodeSpin Labs to develop next-generation cardiac diagnostic imaging. After leading spinout from the University of Washington, Matt served as CEO, helping to secure $1.5MM in research funding and managing the company’s global research programs.

Matt earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and a Certificate in Technical Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington, where he was also VP of Membership for the Science and Engineering Business Association, a student-led group connecting engineering students to the business community. Prior to UW, Matt earned a B.A. in Physics from Pomona College.


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