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Contact Us – Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

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.

University of Washington
Michael G. Foster School of Business
227 Dempsey Hall, Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206.616.0734 | Fax: 206.616.3915
Map / Directions


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

Rob Adams
Rob Adams
Photo of Connie Bourassa
Connie Bourassa-Shaw
Executive Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Lauren Brohawn
Lauren Brohawn
Assistant Director, Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Terri Butler
Terri Butler
Assistant Director, Health Innovation Challenge
Emer Dooley
Emer Dooley
Pat Hughes Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Suresh Kotha
Suresh Kotha, Ph.D
Research Director
Chair, M&O Department
Flora Ku
Flora Ku
Operations Manager
Samantha Ogle
Samantha Ogle
Associate Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Photo of Jill Pimentel
Jill Pimentel
Assistant Director, Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
Dempsey Hall 202
Reagan Radosevich
Reagan Radosevich
Recruiting and Admissions, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Amy Sallin
Associate Director, UW Business Plan Competition and the Jones + Foster Accelerator
Charles Trillingham
Charles Trillingham
Assistant Director of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations

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.

See our board members