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The application for the 2017 Summer Accelerator is now closed.


Summer Accelerator 2017

 

Application Deadline
· Undergraduates applying for early admission to the Summer Accelerator (read more here): Sunday, February 5, 11:59 pm
· All other applicants: Saturday, April 8, 11:59 pm

Other Important Dates
· Undergraduates applying for early admission whom are accepted into the Summer Accelerator will receive notification of acceptance by March 15
· All other applicants will receive notification of acceptance by May 15

(Undergraduates are not required to apply for early admission. They are welcome to submit their application by the regular deadline of April 8, 11:59 pm)

The Summer Accelerator program begins Wednesday, July 5 and ends Friday, September 8.

 


 

Responsibilities
· Work on your idea/startup full-time in our co-working space from 7/5 – 9/7
· Attend all of our evening events (usually on Mon/Tues/Wed) – Weekly Fireside Chats, Skill Workshops, and the like
· Participate in our Silicon Valley trip 8/22 – 8/24* (updated)
· Participate in Demo Day at UCLA on 9/7
· Stay involved with Startup UCLA and its alumni network after the accelerator


Qualifications
· The team is at least 50% currently enrolled UCLA students (undergraduate or graduate) or recent UCLA alumni
· Be extremely passionate about your idea or entrepreneurship
· Willingness to go above and beyond to provide great work
· Superior communication and analytical skills
· Be a self-starter with a strong desire to succeed and to grow personally and professionally
· Thrives on receiving feedback and works well with others


Perks & Benefits
· $5,000 stipend provided to each team
· Co-working space alongside the other 7-9 accepted teams
· Meet top entrepreneurs. Past speakers include Natasha Case of Coolhaus & Brian Lee of The Honest Company.
· Meet top investors and experts (we’re sponsored by Lightspeed Ventures and Manatt Digital Media)
· $5,000 of Amazon Web Services Credits
· Complimentary legal guidance from Manatt Digital Media
· Trips to Silicon Valley and Santa Monica
· Meals provided 2-3x/week during evening events

 

Required Attendance (subject to change)
· Orientation on June 20th, 6-8 pm
· Week 1 of the program: July 5th, 6th, and 7th
· Mentor Night on July 19th, 7-9 pm

· Silicon Valley trip from 8/22 – 8/24* (updated)
· Demo Day at UCLA on 9/7

 


The application for the 2017 Summer Accelerator is now closed.