Recruiting with a startup twist

The UW Startup Job Fair gets underway with tables labeled with 32 company names you’ve probably never heard of: FlyHomes, AnswerDash, Saltbox. But that’s the point – these are early-stage companies poised for the next phase of growth. The Seattle entrepreneurs who’ve come to recruit are dressed casually, a hub of T-shirts and jeans in... Read More

New Health Innovation Challenge launches

Eighteen teams of excited students clustered together in the University of Washington’s Dempsey Hall. The students put up posters and perfectly curated prototype displays as the start time of the inaugural Health Innovation Challenge on March 3, 2016 approached. They were joined by nearly 120 health professionals, CEOs and technology experts, who were on hand... Read More

The TMMBA ROI: Meet the panelists

When considering an MBA program, it is important to consider your return on investment (ROI) since you will be investing a significant amount of time and money. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing valuable insights from a panel of TMMBA alums who impart their perspective and explain how ROI is measured in many... Read More

Resilience, leadership and perseverance: Premera CEO encourages Foster grads

Jeff Roe (EMBA 1997), president and CEO of Premera Blue Cross, was the commencement speaker for the University of Washington Foster School of Business Executive MBA, Technology Management MBA, and Global Executive MBA programs on June 6. Roe, who earned both undergraduate and MBA degrees from the UW, shared with Foster’s newest graduates three pieces of... Read More

Myspace founder urges Foster grads to ask “why not?”

Speaking at the Foster School’s Undergraduate Graduation Celebration in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sunday, Chris DeWolfe (BA 1988) pledged to veer from commencement address orthodoxy. “It’s appropriate that we rip up the commencement speaker handbook,” DeWolfe said. “After all, you are a generation of disruptors… And unlike the professional pessimists who are cynical about... Read More