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Consumer Product Workshop - Product Design, Manufacturing, Retail Strategy + more!
Consumer Product Workshop - Product Design, Manufacturing, Retail Strategy + more!
WhenSaturday, Feb 15, 2020, 9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Campus locationDempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus roomAnthony's Forum - Dempsey 302
Event typesInformation Sessions, Workshops

Students: do you have an idea for a product that you’d like to take to market? Have you ever wondered how a consumer product gets manufactured? Discover the possibilities for your idea through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s first annual series of Consumer Product Workshop events organized in partnership with Seattle Made!

Consumer products are products purchased for personal, family or household use. Examples of consumer products include food, beverages, clothing, shoes, jewelry, furniture, pet accessories, electronics and more!


  • 9:30am - Breakfast provided by Honest Biscuits (see below for menu) 
  • 10am - Welcome + Intros
  • 10:15am - Product Design 101 - bring your creative energy!
  • 11:45am - Lunch provided by Healthy Creations (see below for menu)
  • 12:15pm - Bringing Your Idea to Market: Panel Discussion
  • 1pm - Mini Workshops (30-min rotating sessions including How to Build a Thriving Customer Community // Retail Strategy: Online Sales vs. Brick + Mortar Businesses // Manufacturing Your Product)
  • 3pm - Reflection + Next Steps!

Bonus: students who attend the full workshop on Saturday will not only leave with a clear roadmap on how they can take their idea and turn it into a reality, they’ll also earn a gift bag full of a variety of Seattle-made products from local companies!

This event is for University of Washington students (undergrad and grad) who have an idea and want to explore how to turn it into a reality!


Dan Sedlacek - Uphill Designs

UW alum Dan Sedlacek spent the summer of 2013 walking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Using a pack he had sewn himself, he was named ‘Uphill’ for his love of steep climbs and breathtaking views. Uphill Designs grew out of this experience.
Dan and his partner Mallory design and craft your go-to, everyday, special occasion, choose above all else, (inanimate) love of your life products - primarily out of full grain cowhide leather & waxed cotton canvas.

Mentors + Speakers:

About our Vendors: 
Honest Biscuits was started by Art Stone, who has bounced around between the law, art and food throughout his career. He first made biscuits with his grandmother in rural North Carolina when he was about four years old. After he "helped" her make the biscuits for dinner, she would give him dough to make into biscuity animals. For years, Stone, has tried different recipes and techniques to try to match his grandmother’s biscuit-making skills. After six months of perfecting his own recipe, he believes he may be finally catching up to her. He is trying to respect his grandmother’s legacy while injecting his own life experience, traveling and living in different places, to take biscuits to the next level.

On the menu:

  • Egg, bacon, + cheese biscuit sandwiches (GF option included)
  • Egg, sausage + cheese biscuit sandwiches
  • Egg + cheese biscuit sandwiches (GF option included)
  • Assortment of biscuits
  • Fruit salad
  • Coffee/tea/water
Healthy Creations - Chef Ariel Bangs focuses on culinary anthropology, clean eating, creating flavorful vegan and gluten-free meals—a new vision of what vegan and gluten-free should taste like. It should make your taste buds dance. Food should heal, inspire, excite and nourish our beings. Using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, grown sustainably, mostly grown locally, organic and without chemicals, leaving you smiling, inside and out.

On the Menu:

  • El Salvadoran Corn Salad (Romaine, corn, bell pepper, and black beans tossed in our lime cumin dressing)
  • Chiles Rellenos Plate (Hearty Cheezy, tomatoes, garlic, onions, sweet potato, black bean and mushroom stuffed poblano peppers served with refried pinto beans and cilantro rice)
  • Cacao Maria Luisa Cake (cacao cake infused with orange and chili pepper with orange marmalade jam and topped with a chocolate cinnamon drizzle)…
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