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Entrepreneurship Events

Business Plan Practicum Class Resource Nights

Resource Nights (ENTRE 440/540 Business Plan Practicum), offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of creating a startup venture, from idea generation to legal issues to raising capital. Attending Resource Nights (ENTRE 440/540) is a great way to prepare for the Dempsey Startup Competition (Dempsey Startup) , the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), and the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge (HIC).

Thursdays, 1/10/19 through 3/14/19
6-7:50 p.m.
PACCAR Hall, room 192 (Shansby Auditorium)

Consumer Product Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 9-1pm, Anthony’s Forum (DEM 302)
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This pre-screening workshop is an opportunity for student teams who are preparing to apply to the Dempsey Startup Competition to gain valuable feedback on the first draft of their competition entry, as well as an early opportunity to work on their elevator pitch!

Participation is limited to current students who are entering the Dempsey Startup Competition for the first time, and are specifically working on a plan in the following categories:

  • Consumer Product/Retail
  • Software/IT/Apps
  • Non-Profits and social enterprises

Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, Mar 6, 1:00-6:00pm, 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.

Alaska Airlines Environment Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, April 3, 1:00-6:00pm, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Dempsey Startup Competition Deadline to Apply

Monday, April 8, at 11:59 pm

Dempsey Startup Competition Investment Round

Wednesday, May 1, 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 23, all day, various location in the Foster School of Business
Sweet Sixteen (top 16) and Final Round (top 4)

Dempsey Startup Competition Competition Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 23
Dinner and Awards Ceremony (all teams from Investment Round, judges, sponsors)