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




Founders that Startup UCLA has supported


Venture Consulting Meetings

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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.


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Summer Speaker Series: Jamika Martin

Startup UCLA Summer Speaker Series presents a virtual fireside chat with Jamika Martin, founder of ROSEN Skincare! About this event Startup UCLA presents a virtual speaker series event for the 2021 Summer Accelerator. Join Robert Jadon, Director of Summer Accelerator and co-founder of Startup UCLA, as he chats with Jamika Martin. Jamika Martin is the…
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Startup UCLA: Undergraduate Student Pitch Presentations

Please join Startup UCLA in celebrating UCLA undergraduate students who are creating for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprises. Students will pitch their latest innovations and share the importance of being research-driven to inform and shape the development of their business. Professor Tim Groeling, UCLA Department of Communication and co-founder of Startup UCLA will moderate the virtual…
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We’re Hiring!

Description: Startup UCLA is hiring one student intern to assist with the 2021 Summer Accelerator, a year-round Blackstone LaunchPad, and a Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute for high school students. We are seeking a UCLA undergraduate student who is interested in entrepreneurship, marketing/social media, events, and is comfortable working virtually 10-15 hours/wk, Monday-Thursday, from July –…

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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