Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Joe Chocolates BPC team

Joe Chocolates, a chocolate-covered espresso bean company, pitches their product at the BPC Investment Round on April 27. A total of 36 teams competed at the Investment Round — Joe Chocolates is one of the teams selected for the BPC Sweet Sixteen round on May 26.

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.

UW Business Plan Competition Final Awards

On Thursday, May 26, the UW Business Plan Competition awards a record number of prizes and a total of $85,000 to  outstanding student-led startups. Check back after 9 p.m. on the Foster blog to find out who the winners are. Be sure to follow along on Twitter using #UWBPC2016.

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.