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.

Bruin Impact

Bruin Impact empowers students to drive positive social change. Through mentorship, workshops and the Bruin Impact Challenge, students learn to leverage an entrepreneurial mindset and cultivate ideas to improve the world.


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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Bruin Impact Challenge Event: Theory of Change

Join us for Bruin Impact Challenge Events to hear from leaders in social impact, get support developing your Challenge proposal and pitch, and meet like-minded students working on similar things! 📍 Location UPDATE: All workshops will now be held online via Zoom only! 📝  Event Agenda Guest Speaker – Short Talk or Q&A Hands-On Workshop Networking…
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Startup UCLA – Innovation Fellows

Application for 2022 Cohort   Open office hours are being held to answer your questions about the program.  Stop by using this Zoom link at the following times:   November 5, Friday, 12 – 1 pm November 12, Friday, 3 – 4 pm November 19, Friday, 3 – 4 pm   You may also schedule a 1:1 meeting with…

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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