UW Environmental Innovation Challenge Schedule

2015 UW EIC Schedule

Date Description Details
Jan. 22 - Feb. 1
Early Team Registration
For planning purposes, we ask that teams register for the EIC by Feb. 1.

Click here to register. (available by Jan 22)

February 22
5-7 page Business Summary due by midnight.
See the Judging Criteria for more information.
The business summary describes the problem, solution, market opportunity, and prototype. All teams receive written feedback provided by a panel of judges. The top 21 teams advance to the Challenge on April 2.

Feb and March Dates TBD,
3-5:00 p.m.
Office Hours with the experts.
By appointment only.
Registration link here in February.
March 11 6-8 p.m. Mandatory pitch workshop. Come prepared with your pitch. Mandatory for teams in the Seattle area. At least one member from each team must attend.
March 29 1-page Business Summary due by midnight.
Summary contains concise descriptions of the problem, solution, market opportunity, potential for impact, the prototype, and team information.

April 2, 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge

Set-up in the morning, judging begins in the early afternoon, followed by the reception and awards ceremony. All will be held at the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Recommended Events

Below is more information about the recommended events for the 2014 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Date Description Details
October 30 UW EIC Team Formation Night
Want to compete in the EIC? Have an idea but need team members? Come give a 1-minute pitch.
Want to join a team? Come listen to pitches and meet potential teammates.             
Electrical Engineering 303
5:30-7:00 PM
November 19
5.30-7.30 p.m.
Panel of Past Participants &Team Formation Mixer

Student Union Building (HUB) 145
January 15, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Team Networking Night!
Not too late to find a team or teammates! 
Anthony's Forum
January 22
Take Your Innovation to the Next Step
In this workshop, Buerk Center Director Connie Bourassa-Shaw will discuss what steps to take to get your idea off the drawing board or out of the lab and build a solid business plan around it.
Dempsey Hall 211


Additional Events
Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of writing and presenting a business plan.

Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Environmental Innovation Challenge, the Business Plan Competition and beyond.

BPC/EIC Resource Nights are open to students and the public. Session topics are subject to change. Learn more about taking the Resource Nights for credit (ENTRE 440/540).