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Entrepreneurship Events

Entrepreneurship Events

Jump into the world of entrepreneurship! The calendar below features events and sessions such as Team Formation Events, Information Sessions, Build Your Own Business, Drop-In Hours, and more.

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Competition Application Deadlines & Dates

HIC

Prototype Funding Application Deadlines: November 19, 2019 | January 14, 2020

Student teams are invited to apply for funding to build prototypes for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge and the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Awards typically start at $500 and most are between $500 and $2,500! Limited funding is available for student teams from non-UW colleges and universities.

HIC

Hollomon Health Innovation Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2020

Live Round: Thursday, March 5 | 1:00-6:00 pm, HUB North Ballroom, University of Washington
Teams set up demos/simulations in the morning and pitch to a room full of judges early afternoon. Reception follows.

EIC

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2020

Live Round: Thursday, April 2 | 1:00-6:00 pm, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Teams set up demos/simulations in the morning and pitch to a room full of judges early afternoon. Reception follows.

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Dempsey Startup Competition Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 6, 2020

Dempsey Startup Competition Investment Round
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 to 6:00 pm, HUB Ballroom, University of Washington
The top 36 teams demo their business ideas and pitch to over 250 judges! Reception follows.

Dempsey Startup Competition Sweet Sixteen and Final Round
Thursday, May 21, all day, various locations in the Foster School of Business
Sweet Sixteen (top 16) and Final Round (top 4)

Dempsey Startup Competition Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 21
Dinner and Awards Ceremony (all teams from Investment Round, judges, sponsors)