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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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The Jones Progress Awards

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

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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.

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.

Upcoming HSBPC Events

IEC Stories & News

Our RAMP.up Client Account Managers for 2021 - 2022!

List of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center's RAMP UP Client Account Managers: Afrikaan Osman with an MS Computer Science , Komal Sanklecha with an MS in Finance, Ananya Jauhari with an MS in Finance, Michael Ross with a BA in Business Management, and Shruthi Dakur with an MS in Business Analytics

The Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center RAMP.up would like to present the 2021-2022 Client Account Managers for the following school year!
Dec 15, 2021

Read More about Our RAMP.up Client Account Managers for 2021 - 2022!

Introducing Our New Advisory Board Members

Every year at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, we are very lucky to work closely with our group of advisory board members who help shape the way the IEC runs on a year to year basis. This year, we would like to welcome all of our returning members with a warm welcome and thanks for always supporting our center’s endeavors. The advisory board is an integral part to the IEC’s development with their rich knowledge and expertise in entrepreneurship with all the experience they have. With that being said, we would like to welcome two new additions to our advisory board: Jessie Irwin and James Thompson.
Dec 13, 2021

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SU IEC announces the accepted teams for the 2021-22 Jones Progress Awards

Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center awards two SU Alumni Business each $10,000 in 2020-2021 Jones Progress Awards (JPA), made possible by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation. 
Nov 1, 2021

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Founder Friday Fall 2021

On Friday, October 15, 2021, our first Founder Fridays concluded this Fall quarter thank you to everyone that was able to attend.
Oct 18, 2021

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2020-21 Jones Progress Awards Winners Announced!

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Now in its seventh year, the JPA supports graduating Seattle University students and recent alumni entrepreneurs by providing a solid infrastructure of mentoring, grant funds, and connections to local networks. SU Student or Alumni Entrepreneurs who are accepted into the program work with a team of expert coaches to set large “milestone” goals for their business, and then work towards those goals over six months under the advisement of their coaches. If teams are able to fully realize all their milestones, each business receives a $10,000 prize.
Jun 11, 2021

Read More about 2020-21 Jones Progress Awards Winners Announced!

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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2020 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