Connecting UCLA students with LA's digital startup scene

Welcome to Startup UCLA

Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community; to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking; and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.

Recent News

LA Hacks is raising money from the LA tech community through an Indiegogo campaign: http://igg.me/at/lahacks/x/6568490   LA Hacks is a student-organized hackathon hosted at UCLA in Pauley Pavilion on April 11-13, and is anticipated to be the biggest ever hackathon in the nation! We’ve surpassed 3500 registrations thus far and anticipate having 5000 in total [...]

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Topic: BRUINCUBATE – Entrepreneurial Resources at UCLA – An Introduction to the UCLA Entrepreneurship Council and Launch of the UCLA Entrepreneur Portal Date: April 04, 2014 Time: 9am-10:30am Place: Suite 210, The Kinross Building (11000 Kinross Ave.) Space is limited. RSVP is encouraged: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/10806266835 The Entrepreneurship Council at UCLA is an informal council made up [...]

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What We Offer

  • A space where students interested in startup thinking, share ideas & hang out.

  • Events, including guest speakers from LA's vibrant digital startup scene.

  • A summer accelerator program, where teams develop ideas into prototypes and business plans

Advisory Board

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Barry Eggers

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Brian Lee

CEO & Co-Founder at The Honest Company

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Dr. Michael J. Burry

UCLA alumni and CEO, Scion Capital Group. Our earliest outside donor!

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Josh Neumann

Pacific Capital

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Richard Wolpert

Co-Founder, Amplify.LA, Venture Advisor, Accel Partners

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Ronny Conway
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T. Hale Boggs

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Steering Committee

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Andy Atkeson

Professor of Economics

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Brendan Rauw

Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship

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Charles Corbett

Professor, Anderson School of Management

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Dwight Streit

Director, Institute of Technology Advancement

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Elaine K. Hagan

Executive Director, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Jim Stigler

(Chair & Co-Founder) Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean, Division of Social Sciences

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Julie Strumwasser

Director of Development, Social Sciences

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Louis Gomez

Professor of Education

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M. Alex O. Vasilescu

Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Robert Jadon

Entrepreneur and Investor, Director of Startup UCLA Accelerator

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Tim Groeling

(Co-Founder) Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies

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William Ouchi

Distinguished Professor, Sanford and Betty Sigoloff Chair in Corporate Renewal, Distinguished Professor of Management and Organization