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Competitions at the Foster school provide students the opportunity to solve real-world problems, join a team, network with business leaders, and collaborate with peers in an intense team-driven environment.

Dempsey Startup Competition team
Dempsey Startup Competition

A platform for student-led ventures. This competition provides student teams with mentoring from entrepreneurs and investors, the opportunity to tell their stories to the Seattle startup community, and the visibility they need to get going. Since its inception in 1998, 139 teams have received over $1.2 million in seed funding.

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Environmental Innovation Challenge contestant with sample
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Apply your knowledge and ingenuity to solve environmental problems. Since 2009, teams have received $416K in prototype funding and prize money for innovations in alternative energy production, clean water, fuel efficiency, etc. This annual challenge is open to students from colleges and universities across the Pacific Northwest.

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Health Innovation Challenge team pitching
Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

A platform for interdisciplinary student teams to work on new solutions to existing health/healthcare problems, new approaches to helping people live healthier lives, new opportunities for care and treatment, and new product or services to bring to market.

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Global Business Case Competition team
Global Business Case Competition

An annual international case competition that brings together undergraduate university students from across the globe to compete in a fast-paced and challenging business case study.

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Russell Investments International Case Competition winners
Russell Investments International Case Competition

An annual event in which teams of undergraduate business students apply their knowledge and skills to a real-life international business problem

Learn more about the Russell Investments International Case Competition

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