The LaunchPad network helps students succeed in entrepreneurship and in their careers. Available to over 750,00 students globally, Launchpad is designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni.




Founders that Startup UCLA has supported


Venture Consulting Meetings

Meetings held by Launchpad consultants


Investments Received (M)

Funding received for Startup UCLA programming

Summer Accelerator

The Summer Accelerator provides a workspace, guidance, legal services and mentors to early-stage companies. The 10 week program exposes teams to top entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in web-related topics.

Faculty Innovation Fellows

FIF is a campus-wide program aimed at advancing innovative faculty projects into new startups, centers, or non-profits through a series of workshops and 1:1 venture consulting meetings.

Summer Institute

In this hands-on program, students design their own social good organization and learn the basics of starting, building, and running non-profit organizations and social impact businesses.


Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus, to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world, 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. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with Startup UCLA events, news, and more.


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Startup UCLA 2021 Summer Accelerator Demo Day

Join us in celebrating the 10th Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Demo Day! About this event After 10 weeks of intense preparation, Startup UCLA’s 2021 Summer Accelerator teams will be showcasing their startups to Los Angeles and the surrounding community. Don’t miss your chance to see UCLA entrepreneurs pitch their latest innovations at the 10th annual…
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We’re Hiring!

Startup UCLA Data/Website & Social Media Marketing Interns Startup UCLA is hiring 1-2 paid student interns to assist with our programs: Blackstone LaunchPad, Bruin Impact, Faculty Innovation Fellows, & Summer Accelerator. We are looking for UCLA undergraduate students who are interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, and events, are comfortable working in a startup environment, and have…

Blackstone Launchpad Summer Fellowship

In this LaunchPad Fellowship, up to 50 student founders will be awarded $5,000 in non-dilutive grant funding to support their time working on advancing technology ventures. The Fellowship is largely self-driven, but will include weekly skill-development workshops, goal setting, and peer and professional networking opportunities, as well as reporting requirements and regular check-ins with their…

UC Founder Survey

The UC Founder Survey will allow the University of California Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) team to learn more about our systemwide founder community. This 5-minute survey is designed to collect demographic data on founding teams currently participating in UC-affiliated innovation and entrepreneurship activities. The collection of this data will have a direct impact on UC’s…
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