Eagles Startup Challenge

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Get Funding to Start Your Business!

This year, we have over $70,000 in prize money to give away!

The Eagles Startup Challenge is a free collaborative startup competition for EWU students of any major, experience, and class-standing! Students who compete will have access to money, resources, gain valuable weekly mentoring, and a resume-worthy experience. In 2020, 10 teams earned over $1,000, and one team earned $16,500.


Cash Prizes! Gain a resume-worthy experience, receive valuable mentoring, and start a business!

Important Dates

Trade Show Competition 2023
March 17, 2023
Spokane Public Library, 3rd Floor
906 W Main Ave, Spokane

Learn More

Have questions?
Email us at entp-center@ewu.edu.

Challenge Events

Throughout the Eagles Startup Challenge, you'll have access to weekly learning sessions and workshops taught by members of the Spokane entrepreneurial ecosystem. These weekly sessions will prepare you to compete in the four main challenge events.

2021-22 Finalists

Congratulations to our 2021-22 finalists! Kinetic Kitchens took home the first-place People's Choice Award and later received roughly $200,000 from an outside investor after the challenge. E-zevis took runner-up.

Six months later, all seven of our final businesses are still active!


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