December 2, 2020

Do you have a science or technology-based business idea that you think has major untapped potential? Are you a student entrepreneur working on your own project that you plan to compete with at this year’s Holoman Health Innovation ChallengeAlaskan Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, or the Dempsey Start Up Competition

Presented by SEBA and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship of the UW Foster School of Business, the Science & Technology Showcase (STS) is a poster-and-pitch competition that allows students with very-early-to-mid stage ventures to explore the commercialization potential of their science and technology-based ideas. 

STS 2021 will be completely virtual and hosted on Remo. Teams will spend the first 50 minutes at their own tables to present their poster to roaming attendees and judges, after which each team will present their one-minute pitch to the whole conference. Teams present to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors in and around the Seattle business community. We are also excited to announce that to meet the year-over-year increased competition, we have doubled our prize amount range to $200 – $2000. Many of our past STS participants and winners have gone on to perform very well at the big three start-up competitions later in the year or have been accepted into the Jones + Foster Accelerator

Applications close after Friday, January 1, 2021. If your application is accepted as one of this year’s 20 participants, at least one member of your team must be able to attend at least one of our pitch clinics happening on 1/12/21 and 1/19/21.  

All this information and more can be found at As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Wishing all of you a safe and rejuvenating Thanksgiving break!

Makoto Take

VP of Membership, UW SEBA