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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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…
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Startup UCLA’s Bruin Impact Challenge

Have an idea to create social impact?  We want to hear it!  The inaugural Bruin Impact Challenge invites students to cultivate early-stage ideas that drive positive social and environmental impact. During the fall and winter quarters, students will move through three selection rounds, including a final pitch showcase. Apply to get resources, networking opportunities, and a chance to win…
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Blackstone LaunchPad by StartupTree Ideas Competition

🌄Program Overview  The LaunchPad Ideas Competition is designed to provide students with early-stage ideas to compete for cash prizes! More importantly, participating students will gain access to the LaunchPad program on their campus, to get the support on their entrepreneurship journey and skill-building. This signature program supports LaunchPad’s goal in de-risking entrepreneurship, broadening accessibility, and diversifying engagement with a focus…
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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…

Startup UCLA Summer Institute

Startup UCLA Summer Institute The Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute online course will introduce students to social entrepreneurship, including starting social enterprises and non-profits. In this hands-on program, students will design their own actual social good organization. They will learn the basics of starting, building, and running non-profit organizations and social impact businesses. The…
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