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OUR PROGRAMS

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The Albers-SJIM Virtual Business Plan Competition

Students (virtually) come together from across the globe in collaboration to solve some of the worlds most pressing issues. 

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The Jones Idea Challenge

Work in reverse! A company pitches a problem to participating teams, and the teams work together to find a solution. Cash prizes are awarded to those who are the most successful.

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The Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition

One of the IEC's largest programs, the HSBPC provides a platform for all SU students and alumni to pitch their ideas and launch their businesses. 

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Jones Progress Awards

This rigorous SU alumni business accelerator turns goals into accomplishments by providing a solid infrastructure of grants, mentors, and connections.

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Resource & Management Amplification Program

RAMP-up is where we get hands-on in our community by aiding underserved businesses in the heart of Seattle.

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Founder Fridays

Learn from seasoned experts in the Seattle start-up community to hear stories, advice, and make connections.

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The FBX is a community of Pacific Northwest family business owners who gather to engage in education, networking, and professional development tailored specifically to their needs. 

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Accelerates Entrepreneurial Leaders for the Common Good through a Suite of Competitions and Experiential Learning Opportunities. Created by Nils Gollersrud, Bridge MBA '20.

IEC Stories & News

Announcing this year’s Jones Progress Awards contestants!

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This rigorous SU alumni business accelerator turns goals into accomplishments by providing a solid infrastructure of grants, mentors, and connections.
Nov 7, 2022

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Great news for all our Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition teams!

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One of the IEC's largest programs, the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition provides a platform for all SU students and alumni to pitch their ideas and launch their businesses.
Nov 4, 2022

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Announcing the 2022 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition's Grand Prize Winner!

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The Business Plan Competition was started in 1998 by Dr. Harriet Stephenson, a Seattle University faculty member who began teaching in 1967. It is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise.
May 23, 2022

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Announcing the 2022 HSBPC Final Four & Special Recognition Award Winners

Thank you to all of you who participated in the event. We truly could not make this experience extraordinary without you. Based on the scores of our Pitch Competition Judges and Trade Show, we are proud to announce our Final Four as well as the teams receiving Special Recognition Awards. SAVE THE DATE for May 20, 2022 5 PM @ The Collective Seattle to see which team will take home the $10k Grand Prize!
Apr 25, 2022

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Because of you, we can do all that we do.

The Innovation and entrepreneurship Center relies on the generosity of its community to sustain its presence and to grow the entrepreneurial spirit in its students. There are more ways than one in contributing to the acceleration of our future entrepreneurial leaders; in whatever way you can, we greatly appreciate it! 

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IEC SPONSORS

John Meisenbach
JOHN MEISENBACH

Silver Sponsor

WEWORK LABS

Silver Sponsor

STORY FRUITION

Bronze Sponsor

Don Leuthold
IN MEMORY OF DON LEUTHOLD

Broze Sponsor

The Swilo Team
IN HONOR OF THE SWILO TEAM

Copper Sponsor

 

Have questions? Curious about any of the programs? Want to get involved? We are happy to chat with you! 

Please reach out to Peter Rowan directly via email (prowan@seattleu.edu).

Contact

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Peter Rowan

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

prowan@seattleu.edu

Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth

marckwor@seattleu.edu