ENTRE Digest: Opportunities for Creative, Entrepreneurial Students

1. Upcoming Info Sessions

2. Program Deadlines for non-business majors

3. Build Your Own Business (BYOB)

4. Open Classes / Leadership Opportunities

1) Upcoming Info Sessions

The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship works with undergraduate and graduate students of every discipline, whether they are merely curious about startups and entrepreneurship or passionate about starting their own company one day. We provide opportunities to turn an innovative idea into a reality through majors, minors, certificates, competitions, mentoring, resources, and more. RSVP here for our info sessions!

1. Thursday, Sept. 29 | 1:30-2:30 in Paccar 299 (Deloitte Commons)

2. Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 4:30-5:30 in Dempsey 211

2) Upcoming Deadlines

Do you dream of being your own boss or running your own business? Apply before it is too late for the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program and the Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business majors!

Freshman and sophomores of any major have until October 23 at 11:59 p.m. to submit applications for the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program. This competitive extracurricular program can help students channel their passion, creativity and determination to turn a great idea into a real company. Learn more at lavin.washington.edu.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can also develop the skills to start their own company through the Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business majors. The deadline to apply is October 25 at 11:59 p.m. If you have questions about either of these student options, e-mail Leslie Mabry at mabryl or head to startup.washington.edu.

3) Cool Idea for a product/service? Drop-in workshops start next Tuesday!

Build Your Own Business (BYOB) is a 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! BYOB is extracurricular, open to all majors, and requires no registration or credit load. Meets every other Tuesday in fall and winter quarters in Dempsey Hall, room 211, from 6-7:30 PM. Learn more or join the Facebook event.

4) Three Open Classes for Undergraduates of any major

1. ENTRE 370: Intro to Entrepreneurship | 3 sections | 4 credits

Professor Pahnke will be teaching three sections of the course this fall, and is opening up slots in each section for non-business majors. In the course you will learn the fundamentals about starting a technology-based business, create a term project, and connect with the entrepreneurship committee at UW and in Seattle. If you are interested and have trouble registering, email Professor Pahnke at eacox. Make sure to include your preferred section and UW ID#.

2. Cross-listed: Environmental Innovation Practicum | Tues, 4-5:50 | 2 credits or drop-in

Innovative? Register now for the Environmental Innovation Practicum, open to all grads and undergrads. Students hear fantastic leading-edge speakers, work on idea generation for changes that will make a difference in the environment, then roll up their sleeves and work on cross-disciplinary teams to figure out how to make their ideas a reality. Upcoming speakers include: Sara Hunt of Pacific Northwest National Labs, Martha Campbell of Rocky Mountain Institute, and James Connelly of the Living Product Challenge. Cross-listed: ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498, ENVIR 495

3. Cross-listed: Health Innovation Practicum | Thurs, 4-5:50 | 2 credits or drop-in

The Health Innovation Practicumkicks off Thursday, September 29, 4-5:50 pm in Paccar 292. Fantastic speakers will showcase some terrific Seattle-based innovations in health and talk about what’s hot now. Visitors to the class are welcome. Registration for students is open to grad and undergrad of ALL MAJORS. Cross-listed: ENTRE 490/579

Know a student looking for a leadership opportunity? We are recruiting students for the TLButler.

*The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship has a lot of exciting things going on! To help make it easy to digest, we’ll send you an “Advisers Digest” every other week full of opportunities for your students. Feel free to forward this digest to your students or colleagues, or copy sections of our digest into your own newsletters. Questions? Email Leslie: mabryl

Leslie Mabry | Assistant Director

Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship | University of Washington

Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223

206.685.5669 | mabryl | @LMabry4

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