Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

JikoPower

JikoPower empowers people in third world countries by allowing them to generate electricity from cookstoves to charge their devices. JikoPower took home the $25,000 Herbert B. Jones Foundation grand prize at the UW Business Plan Competition on May 26, 2016, and launched a Kickstarter for additional funding in October.

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.

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.

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

The new 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is offered by the UW Foster School of Business and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. This program will prepare you to launch by giving you the knowledge, mentoring, experience, and connections to build a high-impact startup.

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.