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On Saturday, April 30 in 2022 Pacific Lutheran University will hold its annual PLU Business Plan Competition, which is sponsored by the Herbert Jones Foundation! 

This business plan competition is a unique opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs to gain valuable skills through a real-world process. 

The competition will engage students and local community members (including alumni) interested in launching a new business or organization (for-profit and not-for-profit).

Stay tuned for updates on the competition and check out additional information at:

Central Washington University today announced the establishment of a new Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) within the College of Business(CB) with the support of the Herbert Jones Foundation.

CWU will receive $15,000 for each of the next three years from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation to develop and sustain the institute. 

“I truly believe this new institute will become a key leader for economic development in central Washington, and also serve as the practical arm to commercializing university research and development ideas,” said Dr. Roy Savoian, CB dean. “It will become what we’re calling the confluence of our faculty and students with the business community we serve, including entrepreneurs in our region.”

For over 16 years, the Northwest Entrepreneur Competition has welcomed between 60-100 student teams from over 10 higher education institutions and regional high schools to compete, receive feedback, and ultimately improve their odds at entrepreneurial success.

As a collaborative, community-organized event, the NEC is managed by North Idaho College, the Spokane University District, and a large group of community judges, sponsors, and that value and support entrepreneurship in the Inland Northwest and beyond.

Exciting news and a great recap from the Engineering Innovation in Health (EIH) center at the University of Washington! 

The EIH Summer Incubator is supported by a grant from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation and is making a difference by helping UW teams and their projects advance from planning to real-world commercialization. 

UW's EIH accepted a record number of seven health innovation projects to continue development in the EIH Summer Incubator. The innovation projects called pHastCam, Safe&Sound, Mask Fit Testing, ProtectIV, Biloccult, Aeroception, and Under Pressure have continued to advance their projects towards clinical evaluation and commercialization.

This year, four past and current EIH teams were selected as finalists in the UW Holloman Health Innovation Challenge, including Under Pressure, who won 3rd place prize for $5000, and Mask Fit Testing, who won the $2500 Best Idea for Pandemic Preparedness award. Two EIH teams were recently awarded the $50,000 CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund award. Sensit-IV is a bedside diagnostic tool for targeted assessment of shock before, during, and after treatment to aid clinicians in managing fluid therapy. H2neo is an innovative, life-saving technology that provides affordable and accessible means of delivering IV fluids to vulnerable newborns in low-resourced settings globally to prevent neonatal dehydration. Sensit-IV has also gone on to win both Phases I and Phase II of the national VentureWell E-Team award for bringing high-impact innovation out of the lab and into the market. H2neo has also gone on to negotiate a licensing agreement for their innovative technology. The ProtectIV, Sensit-IV, pHastcam, and h2neo EIH teams were awarded $10,000 Murdock Foundry for Biochemical Diagnostic Pilot Awards.

Congratulations to all the EIH teams and the tremendous success you have achieved this year!

Learn more from the official press release below...




What's the Purpose of the Jones Progress Awards Program?




The Jones Progress Awards support graduating Seattle University students and recent alums in ramping up their new businesses by providing a solid infrastructure of mentoring, grant funds, and connections within the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Who Are the Program's Sponsors?

The Herbert B. Jones Foundation has provided a generous grant to the Albers Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) to seed the first series of awards.  The IEC welcomes sponsors that want to fund additional teams.

Taking a startup from idea to reality is a daunting process. The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jones + Foster Accelerator, now in its fifth year, helps student-led startups navigate that process with six-months of mentoring from Seattle entrepreneurs and investors, a framework for defining measurable milestones, guidance in achieving those milestones, and the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 in follow-on funding.

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