Students pitch an early idea, collaborate with one another, receive feedback and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs Andy and Jana Kleitsch, and work through the next step in progressing on their idea.
Open to registered UW students (both undergraduate and graduate).
Friday, February 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Register Here
The Dempsey Startup Competition is the University of Washington’s annual business plan competition. Each year, nearly 90+ teams from around the region submit their ventures to be reviewed by hundreds of judges from Seattle’s entrepreneurial community. In this information session, we will review the timeline, structure and rules of the five-round virtual competition, followed by Q+A!
This event is open to all students in WA, OR, ID, AK and British Columbia. Teams that are planning to apply for the competition are strongly encouraged to attend at least one info session!
The Dempsey Startup Competition is the University of Washington’s annual business plan competition. Each year, nearly 90+ teams from around the region submit their ventures to be reviewed by hundreds of judges from Seattle’s entrepreneurial community. Questions about your team’s application? Join competition manager Sarah Studer for drop-in office hours to get your questions answered!
This event is open to all students in WA, OR, ID, AK and British Columbia who intend to apply for the competition.
Curious about entrepreneurship? Book a 30-minute Zoom session with Buerk Center competition and academic managers to discuss your idea, resources, and ways to get engaged. Learn how to start your entrepreneurial journey or take the next step!
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.