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 10th Annual Science & Technology Showcase (STS) co-hosted by SEBA and Foster Business School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
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: 2016 Science & Technology Showcase
When: January 21st, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Event will open to everyone for Networking Night from 7:00 – 8:30 pm)
Where: Anthony’s Forum, Dempsey 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 on January 5th, 2016 (Location and Time TBD). This event will prepare you to effectively communicate your ideas.
Looking for a team? Looking for team members? Post to the
UW Team Formation Site
Please direct any questions to [email protected].
Check out what one of our participants said about last year’s event: