Register for Fall: Two 2-credit classes
Open to all Undergraduate & Graduate students from any department. No experience necessary.
Environmental Innovation Practicum (2 credits) | Tuesdays | 4 to 5:50 pm (now CR/NC)
Cross-listed: ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495
In each weekly seminar, students will hear directly from the entrepreneurs solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Past speakers included Amanda Sturgeon, CEO International Living Futures Institute and Chad Frischmann, VP Project Drawdown. Students then form interdisciplinary teams and create project-based solutions while receiving coaching from environmental professionals and entrepreneurs. Excellent preparation for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Cassie Maylor.
Health Innovation Practicum (2 credits) | Thursdays | 5 to 6:50 pm
Cross-listed: ENTRE 445/545
Students will hear inspiring guest speakers discuss the challenges every young business in healthcare or life sciences could face. By the end of the course students will have an awareness of the system of regulation of health technologies, the process of development, and the economics of healthcare. Great preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge or healthcare careers. Questions? Email Terri Butler.
Apply: The Lavin Entrepreneurship Program
Open to all undergraduate students – all majors.
Do you dream of creating your own startup? Aspire to launch a business, disrupt a market or change the world with your big idea? If so, you need to be part of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program! The Lavin Program is a highly-competitive program for undergraduate entrepreneurs from all majors and disciplines across campus. Only the brightest, most passionate and driven students are accepted into the program each year. By combining curriculum with hands-on learning, students gain the experience, skills and know-how to succeed in their future business ventures. Application deadline: October 21. Apply here: lavin.washington.edu
Apply: Entrepreneurship Minor (non-business majors)
Open to all non-business majors. Pre-reqs: ECON 200, ACCTG 219
Entrepreneurs come from every discipline. They are adept at turning novel ideas into reality, and are not afraid of challenging the status quo or tackling the big problems in society and science. But the truth is that it takes more than an idea to be successful: it takes the knowledge, experience, and network of a smart leader. Students who pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor are creative and energetic, with a critical eye for opportunities and the passion and skill to follow through. Application deadline: October 25
Learn more: startup.uw.edu/undergraduate-entrepreneurship-curriculum/
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: startup.uw.edu/entrepreneurship-certificate/
Attend! Buerk Center Events
Oct 4, Build Your Own Business, 6-7:30 pm Herbold Innovation Lab. Undergraduates only. Bring your idea for a product, service, or company; get feedback from your peers and advice from an expert entrepreneur!
Oct 18, Build Your Own Business, 6-7:30 pm Deloitte Commons. Undergraduates only.
Workshops – open to all students
Oct 11, Ideation and Design Workshop, 12:30-2 pm HUB 250 Join us for an ideation workshop that will get your innovative gears moving! Our guest speakers will tell you where the industry pain points are and will lead a studio workshop designed to get you thinking about the big needs in health, environment, or other areas. Find something that fits your interests and is worth pursuing. RSVP
Team Formation Nights
Oct 17, Team Formation Night: Maker Mixer, 5:30-7 pm Fluke Hall MakerSpace (215). You’ll learn how to use the 3D printers, sewing machines, and other tools. Get inspired to create something grand. RSVP
Nov 1, Team Formation Night: Build a Sustainable Future, 5:30-8 pm Gould Hall Court. Meet students who have ideas or could be on your team, and learn from angel investor Eric Carlson about how environmental innovations help to build a more sustainable future.
Attend! Seattle Startup Week
Interested in events happening as a part of Seattle Startup Week? Over 150 events happening October 8-12 throughout Seattle and across UW’s campus. Want a discounted student code? Contact us here.
Attend! Student Startup Showcase
October 12th from 9:30-11:30 in HUB 250, breakfast refreshments provided
Student-created startups and their progress will be featured by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in this exciting, engaging event! Students, faculty, staff, and the public, are invited to come learn and hear from these startups about their entrepreneurial journey and showcase their innovations that were born at, or with help from, the University of Washington. Take advantage of this event to see the work being brought to life by student run startups!