Entrepreneurship is more than a collection of courses. It's a philosophy, a mindset that inspires innovation, risk-taking, and seizing opportunities in any form of business venture.
Students (virtually) come together from across the globe in collaboration to solve some of the worlds most pressing issues.
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.
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.
This rigorous SU alumni business accelerator turns goals into accomplishments by providing a solid infrastructure of grants, mentors, and connections.
Apply by Oct. 24th, 2021
RAMP-up is where we get hands-on in our community by aiding underserved businesses in the heart of Seattle.
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
SU IEC announces the 2022 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals Teams and Finals Judges!
May 4, 2022
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
SU IEC announces the 13 Semi-Finalist Teams for the 2022 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition. Each of these teams has submitted business plans that stood out, and we cannot wait to see what they will each bring to the Semi-Finals.
Mar 29, 2022
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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Have questions? Curious about any of the programs? Want to get involved? We are happy to chat with you!
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