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.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the UCLA EURECA Program.

Recent News

We are pleased to have a Lunch Discussion at the Blackstone LaunchPad featuring Alex Lightman, author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, served as CTO of the United Nations‘ Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has authored several books on technology and society.an inventor and serial entrepreneur.   Wednesday, November 19; 12:00 – [...]

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November 17 – 23, 2014, Santa Monica Pier Join thousands of other entrepreneurs, developers, VCs, and techies for the greatest celebration of Los Angeles tech and innovation ever to hit Southern California Indulge in a full week of top-quality tech programming to quench your thirst for innovation Experience all that Silicon Beach has to offer right on the [...]

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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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T. Hale Boggs

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Steering Committee

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Andy Atkeson

Professor of Economics

Bea Richman

Director of Development, Undergraduate Education

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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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Louis Gomez

Professor of Education

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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