The Institute of Translational Health Sciences and Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Summer Commercialization Fellowship Program offers graduate students with an entrepreneurial background an opportunity to build a commercialization plan for a promising technology.
The 10-week fellowship is divided into three phases: technology discovery and evaluation, market opportunity assessment, and product assessment. The fellowship concludes with a final presentation.
The fellowship awards five students with $10,000 stipends each and is managed by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, with support from ITHS, WRF, and CoMotion.
All UW Foster MBAs, Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate students (who have taken the core ENTRE classes), and graduate students with core entrepreneurial coursework in marketing, strategy, and finance in their backgrounds are eligible to apply.
Past fellows have included students from bioengineering, business, engineering, health sciences, pharmacology, information science, international relations, and law.