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Announcing the 2020-21 Albers-SJIM Business Plan Competition Final Round Judges

In the Albers-SJIM Business Plan Competition, students from Seattle University and St. Joseph’s Institute of Management in Bangalore, India come together in collaboration by creating business solutions for a pressing social problem. Teams are intentionally made of students from both schools to consider the causes, effects, and possible solutions to global issues from a larger perspective.
Mar 19, 2021

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SU Student Ideates a Solution that Connects Community Resources to the Needs of Students with Autism at the 2021 Jones Idea Challenge

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Funded by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation, the Jones Idea Challenge program challenges undergraduate entrepreneurial-driven students to solve real company problems. Student teams work with a team business coach and compete for $5,000 in cash prizes. By the end of the program, the Jones Idea Challenge produces innovative student solutions for business problems. Congratulations to Alejandro Ramirez (Team AR) for taking home the grand prize this year for his idea presented to The Madrone School!
Mar 11, 2021

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The 2021 Jones Idea Challenge: Innovation for Impact

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On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, sixteen student teams participating in the Jones Idea Challenge pitched their ‘intra-preneurial’ ideas to 60 people in attendance including 16 student-led teams, 8 company judges, students, coaches, and community members. In its second year, the Jones Idea Challenge is a competition for undergraduate entrepreneurial-driven students. It challenges them to solve real company problems by working with a team business coach and compete for $5,000 in cash prizes. In the end, the program produces innovative student solutions for real business problems.
Mar 4, 2021

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SeattleU Alumnus Elias Baker, ‘16 and Company Co-Founders Among Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 List

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Elias Baker along with the co-founders of their company Nanodropper, were among those named to Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 list. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering, and is the Chief Operating officer of the Rochester, Minnesota-based company. Nanodropper developed an FDA-listed adaptor for eyedrop bottles that makes drops smaller, and according to the company, this reduces waste and cost of eyedrop treatments.
Feb 9, 2021

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React Mobile CEO Robb Monkman Speaks at IEC’s Virtual Founder Friday

Robb Monkman is founder and CEO of React Mobile

Robb Monkman, CEO of React Mobile sat down in a virtual fireside chat with IEC Interim Director Amelia Marckworth and an audience comprising of students, alumni, and community members. He discussed using technology and innovation to ensure health and safety. As a visionary for the company, Robb’s passion for safety and commitment to helping others is the backbone of the organization.
Nov 24, 2020

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Contact

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Peter Rowan

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

prowan@seattleu.edu

Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth

marckwor@seattleu.edu