Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
The Buerk Center promotes entrepreneurship to students— undergraduates to PhD candidates—across the University of Washington. Our students become leaders who challenge the status quo and change the way business is done.
We bring students from many disciplines together in the classroom and provide the framework and incentives to convert their ideas into thriving businesses. Over 70 businesses have launched as a result of our academic and practical experience programs.
The Business Plan Competition is a premier Foster School event involving more than 400 alumni and entrepreneurs as judges, mentors, supporters.
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The UW Environmental Innovation Challenge encourages students to solve our world's pressing environmental problems with innovations that have market potential.
The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers UW graduate students real-world experience and mentoring from the Seattle entrepreneurial community.
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