Have a great idea for an innovation that will contribute to a healthier planet? Thinking of competing in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge? We've got $45,000 in funding to help you build your prototype. Learn More or click here to apply.

Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

The Buerk Center promotes entrepreneurship to students across the University of Washington campus and beyond. Our students become leaders who challenge the status quo and change the way business is done.

Program Highlights

The UW Business Plan Competition

A premier Foster School event involving more than 400 alumni and entrepreneurs as judges, mentors, supporters.

The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Encourages students to solve our world's most pressing environmental problems with innovations that have market potential.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

UW graduate students can earn a certificate in entrepreneurship while gaining real-world experience and mentoring from the best of Seattle's thriving entrepreneurial community.

Jones + Foster Accelerator

Our accelerator helps early-stage, student-led companies get off the ground with six months of help from expert mentors and up to $25,000 in follow-on funding.

Buerk Center Newsletter

Check out our national newsletter for Buerk Center news, stories on alumni, and information on upcoming events. The October 2014 newsletter features networking tips from T.A. McCann, alumni company InTheWorks, Jones + Foster Accelerator team profiles, and more!

Top 20 for Entrepreneurship

The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Foster's MBA program #12 and undergraduate program #19 of in their listing of the 25 best entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. Foster graduates have started 140 companies and collectively raised $11 million in the last five years.

Interested in competing in the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge?
The Buerk Center's Team Formation website connects individuals looking for teams to join with teams looking for talented team members. Check it out!