Foster Futures: Matt Koenig

It doesn’t take long to identify Matt Koenig (BA 2019) as an entrepreneur. The junior from Bellevue is a leader in the Buerk Center’s Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program, and former president of Startup UW—“the best student organization at Foster!” he says with characteristic verve—where he helped forge a national network of 25 schools, hosted a... Read More

Entrepreneurship Resource Nights: Business Models and Legal

Each week you can read a recap of the previous Entrepreneurship Resource Nights session. This week, instructor John Zagula recaps a class featuring Jesse Proudman, CEO at Strix Leviathan, and Tyler Hollenbeck from DLA Piper. If you have questions about the lecture series, or any of the Buerk Center’s student competitions, email Amy at This session closed out the plan... Read More

Seattle Growth Podcast Season 4.1: Grunge brings fame, sparks innovation

In its first three seasons, the Seattle Growth Podcast has examined many facets of the city’s unprecedented transformation—housing, healthcare, redevelopment, preservation, transportation, education, emergency services, public utilities, economic disparity, race and, most recently, sports. In the SGP’s fourth season, host Jeff Shulman turns his attention to Seattle’s famed music scene: past, present and future. Episode... Read More

Foster Futures: Sandra Mumanachit

It’s telling of Sandra Mumanachit’s (MBA 2018) humble character that she counts her biggest failure at Foster as one of her most indelible learning experiences. Overstretched with other commitments, her startup team never made it to last year’s UW Business Plan Competition. Nobody’s perfect. But missteps have been rare for this talented daughter of Thai... Read More