Science & Technology Showcase

8th Annual Science & Technology Showcase (STS) will be held on February 5th 2014.

 

Are you working on a technology that has potential for commercialization? Do you have a business idea in the science and technology space that you’d like to explore in more depth? Would you like a chance to win cash prizes?

 

If so, register now for the 8th Annual Science & Technology Showcase (STS) co-hosted by SEBA and Foster Business School’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE).

 

Participating in STS allows you to further explore the commercialization potential of your science- and technology-based ideas by presenting them to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors from the Seattle business community.

 

Since STS takes place in conjunction with a UW Business Plan Competition Networking Night, it is an excellent opportunity to find business partners AND to get valuable feedback on your idea and your pitch.

 

Last year we gave away EIGHT cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. You can’t win the money if you don’t enter!

 

What: 2013 Science & Technology Showcase

 

When: February 5th, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm (open to the public only after 6pm.)

 

Where: Anthony’s Forum, Demspey Hall

 

Who: Individuals or teams representing a science- or technology-based innovation with commercial potential. It can be something you’ve worked on out of your garage, in your lab (with your adviser’s approval), or in collaboration with the Center for Commercialization (again, please seek approval from your Technology Manager). The idea can be at any stage from pre-proof of principle to completed product.

 

Deliverables: A poster that explains the idea and its market potential and a one-minute “elevator” pitch. Note: SEBA & CIE will cover the cost of printing your poster. Posters should include a basic understanding of the target market for the proposed technology and the approximate size of this market (in $).

 

Why: Win money, gain experience, make contacts, and get feedback on your idea and pitch.

 

Bonus: To help you prepare we’ll be offering a Pitch Clinic run by a local professional prior to the event (Date and Time TBD). This event will prepare you to effectively communicate your ideas.

 

Applications at http://tinyurl.com/jvqsnc9

 

Applications will be due by Jan. 17th. Finalists will be notified by Jan. 20th.

 

Please direct any questions to Britton Stamper at [email protected].

 

Good luck!

 

Check out what one of our participants said about last year’s event:

http://projectnudge.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/seba-uw-was-a-great-event/