Grads & Undergrads: Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Upcoming Innovation and IP Workshops

Mark your calendar for upcoming panels:

  • Business Models and Financial Projections | Next Tuesday, Jan 24, 5:30-7:30pm, HUB 214
  • Polishing Up Your Business Summary | Wednesday, Feb 1, 5:30-7:30pm, HUB 214


Meetup: Networking Night for Student Entrepreneurs – This Thursday

Students from programs and majors across campus are invited to the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s final networking/meetup event of the year. If you’re a student putting together a team for one of our innovation competitions or a student who would like to join a team (or if you’d just like to learn more!), join us! There will be plenty of food and beverages – bring your ID if you’re over 21. Don’t miss the opportunity, and the fun!



Thursday, January 19, 7:00–8:30 pm

Dempsey Hall, Anthony’s Executive Forum (3rd floor)



Speaker Series: Resource Nights – Every Thursday Evening

Instructor John Zagula is set to unroll his tools to help you learn how to get your early stage business ready for prime time. Missed the sessions in the prior two weeks? The videos and PPTs are posted to the Resource Nights website by end of day Friday following each class.


Workshop: Build Your Own Business (BYOB) – Next Tuesday

BYOB is an extracurricular drop-in workshop for undergraduates of any major who have an idea for a product or service and would like to share their idea, receive feedback from their peers and coaching from an experienced entrepreneur. No matter if you’ve got a startup in the works or are just beginning to develop an idea, this is a great way to meet other students and entrepreneurs who can help you build your idea into your own business! No registration required. Facebook event:


Workshop: “Take Your Innovation to the Next Step” – Next Thursday

With Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director of the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Tips and tricks to get through the screening rounds of our top three innovation competitions: the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge and the UW Business Plan Competition (see competition details below).



Thursday, January 26, 4:30-5:30 pm (precedes Resource Nights)
Herbold Innovation Lab, Dempsey Hall 211

Facebook event:


Info: What should you do with a startup idea?

Have an innovative idea? Great. Now you just need to design it, build a prototype, create a business plan, find funding, and do some marketing. Phew. Don’t know how to do all of that? No worries. The UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship ( offers resources, workshops, mentors, programs, and three annual competitions to help you! Email Leslie Mabry for more information:


Three Innovation Competitions!

  • Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC): a competition for students who have innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems
  • Health Innovation Challenge (HIC): a competition for students who have innovative solutions that address health and healthcare challenges
  • Business Plan Competition (BPC): a WA-wide, multi-tiered startup competition at UW for students with big ideas and the passion to see them through

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