The Albers School of Business and Economics organizes various events throughout the year, from leadership and entrepreneurship talks to alumni get-togethers. Bookmark this page to stay informed.

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Events About Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and More

The Albers School of Business and Economics hosts a robust program of events throughout the year, mostly concentrated during the academic year months of September to June. Most of our events are free and open to the public and explore topics from leadership to entrepreneurship and beyond. Bookmark this page and follow our social media accounts to learn about our upcoming activities.

This page also lists informational sessions organized by Albers for individuals interested in graduate business education. 

April 2024

People, Planet, and Profit: A CEO's Perspective on Leading a Food Co-op Steeped in Community and Purpose
Thursday, April 25th, 2024
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

PCC Community Markets President and CEO Krish Srinivasan is the final guest for the Albers Executive Speaker Series' 2023-24 season. He will share what it takes to be a responsible steward of an organization focused on balancing profit and its purpose to serve the Pacific Northwest community through a commitment to high quality natural and organic food.

Free and open to the public; registration required. Save your seat on this registration page.

Friday, April 26th, 2024
4 to 6 p.m.
ADAL Stuart T. Rolfe Community Room

Join us for a fireside chat with Hello Robin founder Robin Wehl Martin, a 1992 grad of Seattle University. From humble home kitchen beginnings, Hello Robin's cookies now have two storefront locations in Capitol Hill and University Village.

Founder Friday is a recurring event organized by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). Every quarter, the IEC invites Seattle University alumni founders to share their entrepreneurial journeys with students, fellow alumni, faculty, and the general public. 

Founder Friday with Hello Robin is free and open to the public. Registration required; sign up on the registration page.

May 2024

Friday, May 3rd, 2024
3 to 6 p.m.
Student Center, Seattle University

Teams that have advanced to the Semi-Finals round feature their products and/or services at a Tradeshow. Judges visit each of the teams' booths to determine who will make it to the Final Round.

Now in its 26th year, the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition is a signature event of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC).

Friday, May 31st, 2024
4 to 7 p.m.
Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

Teams that successfully advanced from the Semi-Finals make their final pitches to the judges. The grand prize is $20,000. 

Now in its 26th year, the Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition is a signature event of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). Registration required.

June 2024 Events

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Seattle University Quad 

An annual celebration for Albers graduates; registration required.

Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Climate Pledge Arena
Undergraduate ceremony: 11 a.m.
Graduate ceremony: 5 p.m.

August 2024

Friday, August 9th, 2024
7:10 p.m.
T-Mobile Park

Join us in this SU alumni summer tradition as the Mariners play the New York Mets. For ticket inquiries, contact Christie Cotterill at