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Washington State University Entrepreneurship

Get Involved

The time, insight, and expertise you share with our students form a valuable part of the transformative learning we endeavor to provide at WSU.

BPC Event Schedule

Ways to Get Involved

Mentor a Student Team

Mentors and advisors enrich the educational experience of WSU students by advancing their careers and helping them accomplish more, faster. We rely upon our alumni and friends to make a tangible difference by providing business advice, support, and insight. Depending on their interests and time availability, mentors can be involved either as subject matter experts – sharing industry knowledge on an as-needed basis – or as a dedicated mentor to a student team participating in the BPC, the Jones Milestone Accelerator, or I-Corps.

Be a Judge

More than 70 entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals representing dozens of industries serve as judges in the Business Plan Competition each year. Complete the involvement form below to be included as either a Screening Round judge (participating remotely) or a virtual Presentation Round judge, all judges are invited to join us on campus for the final round presentations, trade show, and our awards ceremony and dinner.

Speak at an Event

We welcome experienced professionals, seasoned entrepreneurs, and industry experts to visit classes, join panel discussions, or give talks in their areas of expertise throughout the academic year. These engagements can be in person on campus or virtually

Involvement Form

 

For more information

Marie Mayes
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
509-335-5628
mmayes@wsu.edu

 

team at awards dinner
Pure Ear Products team chatting with BPC judge Garth Mader at the 2019 Awards Dinner