The Seattle Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a teenage entrepreneurial challenge competition hosted by the Seattle Entrepreneurship Club and the Little Masters Club, which will be held in Seattle on March 3, 2019. The Challenge aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to innovate and build platforms for youth entrepreneurs in North America.


Current middle school, high school students in the Greater Seattle Area


Judging Criteria

• Idea

• Product/Service

• Preparation for launch

• Execution Plan

• Social Impact

• Team

• Presentation


Challenge Prizes

We will judge the top three winners with generous rewards, more project guidance and support.

First Prize:$1,000

Second Prize:$800

Third Prize:$500

The Entrepreneurship Challenge will also feature special prizes($200 per winner):

• Best Original Idea

• Best Team

• Best Presentation

• Best Social Impact

What’s moreSeattle Entrepreneurship Club will also host a series of workshops before the submission deadline to help participants prepare for the competition.



01/01 – 02/20: Challenge application
02/23: Select 10 entrepreneurial teams to participate in the finals
03/03: Final

    2:00PM- 2:30PM: Introduction & Keynote Speech

    2:30PM-4:30PM: 5 minutes setup and pitch/demo for each team, 3 minutes Q&A

    4:30PM-5:00PM: Judging

    5:00PM-5:30PM:Announce winners and prizes

    5:30PM: Social time


 * The event organizers reserve the right to use the photos and videos taken at the event for promotional purposes.

*NOTE: Please don’t forget to submit your slides to by 02/20/2019


2019-03-03  Sun
2:00pm – 6:00pm



Room 404 – 405, Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004



Jeanie Zheng, VP of Engineering, GoDaddy, Inc

Jeanie serves as Vice President of Engineering at GoDaddy, Inc. where she leads the Content, Search, and Merchandising Platform and the White Label Reseller Platform teams. She also serves on the Advisory Board of KeyoCoin, a technology startup using Blockchain to solve reward system inefficiencies and fragmentation for customers in travel.  

Jeanie also held engineering leadership roles at several companies including Expedia, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and IBM, etc. She has a long track record of leading high-performance engineering teams to success and has extensive experience in Cloud Services, e-commerce, Big Data and Analytics, and Distributed Systems. Jeanie holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor’s degree with double majors in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Shanghai JiaoTong University.

Wei Fu, Director of Engineering, VMware Cloud Native

Wei Fu has been serving as Director of Engineering in Cloud Native at VMware since August 2017, leading one of the company’s top focal area supporting enterprise customers’ next-generation infrastructure/platform transformation via cloud technologies. She brings over 10 years of comprehensive experience in software architecture, design, coding and testing. Before then, Wei led the design and implementation of identity solutions for VMware’ flagship enterprise product – vSphere through multiple major releases.

Wei earned a doctor’s degree from Washington State University in 2007, her master and bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 1999, all in computer science. The first thing after graduation, she joined a small startup company aiming to rapidly build up versatile engineering skills. Since then, she has not only cultivated comprehensive engineering skills with growth mindset, but also advocates that technology need be pragmatic yet fearless solving genuine problems that indeed matter.

She strongly believes that agility is an attribute and perseverance is indispensable.

Justin Rogers, Software Engineering Director, Facebook

Justin Rogers is a software engineering director in Facebook’s AR/VR division focused on mobile standalone devices, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest.

His teams develop software that enable virtual desktop like experiences and hosting of 2D content in VR. He also leads the VR Web initiatives and helps set vision for Oculus Browser, the top app on the Oculus mobile platform.

Outside of work Justin is a startup investor and advisor who focuses on incubating startups from pre-investment through initial Seed rounds. He has past investments in and current investments in Toybox, a 3D printer for kids.

Mr. David Zook,

Principal of SVT;

Co-founder of Big Brains Education System(BBES);

WASABI” – Robotic VEX team founder and coach;

Lead Teacher in Robotics, Robinson Center for Gifted Education, University of Washington

Mr. David Zook led the VEX robotics team to the 2011 world championship, the 2017 Washington state championship and the 2018 world top 20


Minda Brusse,

CEO, Grubstakes Member, Startup Advisor

Minda loves startups! She has been building new companies for more than two decades in areas such as eProcurement, retail ops technology, blockchain apps, and online media. Minda also advises early stage startups on business strategy and is CEO of a new startup in the home remodeling industry.  


Kevin Yu,

VP of Engineering, Azuqua

Kevin is the VP of Engineering at Azuqua Inc. As one of fastest growing startups in Seattle, Azuqua powers the future of work by connecting cloud applications and automating the business workflow. It is trusted by innovative companies such as Airbnb, Adobe, HubSpot, VMWare, Zendesk e.g. with their most critical business processes.

Prior to this role, Kevin was co-founder & CTO of social leadgen startup Socedo Inc. which was acquired by Azuqua in June 2018. Before co-founding Socedo, Kevin helped build a few enterprise products at Microsoft, including v1 SQL Reporting Services. As a community volunteer, Kevin mentors other new founders at Founder Institute and advises Seattle Enterpreneurship Club and UW Chinese Enterpreneurship Network.

Mentor holds a MBA from UW, M.S from University of Maryland, Peking University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology.


Seattle Entrepreneurship Club


Little Masters Club


Roxwat 洛华留学
C2 education
Aurorae Young Learning, LLC
AoPS Academy


Emerald Parents Association
DreamBuilders Today
Chinese Microsoft Employee Network (CHIME)
Tsinghua Alumni Seattle
Univ. of Sci. and Tech. of China Alumni Association in Seattle
Seattle NanKai Univ. Alumni Association
Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech. Alumni Association of Seattle
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. Alumni Association of Seattle
Northwest Youth Leadership Club
Shandong Univ. Alumni Association in Seattle