Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Opportunities


APPLY: Applications Now Open for Health + Environmental Innovation Challenges
Holloman Health Innovation Challenge deadline (HIC): February 1, 2021
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge deadline (EIC): February 16, 2021

Calling all Student Innovators! Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing health and environmental problems. The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications from student teams for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) and the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC)!

Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska are eligible to apply by submitting a 5-7 page business summary. Teams are judged on the problem they’re solving, their 1-minute pitch to the judges, the prototype they demo, and their ability to articulate the potential for impact. Each competition will award over $35,000 in prize money to the winning teams! Start your application today!

APPLY: Prototype Funding | Closes December 7

Are you interested in applying to the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge or Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge? Prototype funding is back this year to help you make your model/prototype. Apply now!

Some restrictions apply. Application opens November 9 and closes December 7, 2020.

APPLY: Entrepreneurship Certificate (non-MBA graduate students)
Open to all non-MBA graduate and PhD students.

The Buerk Center’s certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of start-ups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you’ll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Working together, students bring ideas to life. Rolling admissions.

Learn more: https://foster.uw.edu/centers/buerk-ctr-entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship-certificate/

CONNECT: Join StartupTree and Get Started!

Are you curious about what it means to be an entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a startup and want to learn how to go from idea to launch? Explore the resources on our newly launched Get Started! page, including UW’s StartupTree platform — a virtual hub to connect with student entrepreneurs across campus.

Attend: Buerk Center Office Hours
Every Wednesday through December 09 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm PT


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