We welcome community, alumni, faculty and student participation in our programs and center. Please contact us for more information or learn how to get involved with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
The Buerk Center integrates entrepreneurship into the fabric of the University of Washington, and invests in the students who want to shape the future.
We are a top 10 entrepreneurship program in the United States, offering students the best preparation, experiences, and network for their successful careers as entrepreneurs. We reach across campus to engage students in our classes, programs, and activities, and spin out 10 to 20 new student-led companies each year.
- We are inclusive, supporting entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thinking for all students who seek us out. We embrace the passionate risk-takers with a vision, but we also provide a basic understanding for those who are entrepreneurially curious.
- We play off the strengths of the University of Washington and Seattle. And we fully engage the entrepreneurial community in what we do.
- We experiment with new courses, programs, and activities, and build on those that resonate.
- We make entrepreneurship as real as possible within a university environment.
Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Buerk Center Advisory Board
The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board connects students, faculty, and staff to Seattle’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Board members offer vital support to the Buerk Center’s programs and curriculum—judging competitions, mentoring, strategic planning, offering financial support, and facilitating opportunities for idea-driven students to build networks that will help them achieve their start-up goals.