Environmental Innovation Competition participants

Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

The Buerk Center promotes entrepreneurship to students across the University of Washington campus and beyond. Our students become leaders who challenge the status quo and change the way business is done.

Upcoming Deadlines

Register for winter quarter’s ENTRE 450/540 Business Plan Practicum

Office Hours with Experts

Are you in a team planning to enter one of our student innovation competitions (EIC/HIC/BPC)? Sign up for a half-hour, one-on-one meeting with a professional. Expertise includes legal, marketing, financial, business summary critique, and more. Register soon to nab a spot in our first session on Tuesday, Jan. 26 between 3-5 p.m.

Team registration for Health Innovation Challenge and Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Apply for the HIC and EIC beginning on Friday, Jan. 22! Register here for the HIC and here for the EIC. Contact Pam Tufts or Terri Butler with questions.

Program Highlights

UW Business Plan Competition

A premier Foster School event involving more than 400 alumni and entrepreneurs as judges, mentors, supporters.

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Encourages students to solve our world’s most pressing environmental problems with innovations that have market potential.

Health Innovation Challenge

A groundbreaking platform for innovation in the rapidly growing industry of health and healthcare.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

UW graduate students can earn a certificate in entrepreneurship while gaining real-world experience and mentoring from the best of Seattle’s thriving entrepreneurial community.

Jones + Foster Accelerator

Our accelerator helps early-stage, student-led companies get off the ground with six months of help from expert mentors and up to $25,000 in follow-on funding.