Startup UCLA’s Bruin Impact equips students with an entrepreneurial mindset, focused on innovation and creative problem solving, to cultivate ideas that drive positive impact, increase self-awareness, and develop leaders of change. 


Connect to social impact communities and opportunities throughout UCLA with curated content, social media and cross-campus partnerships.


Learn to apply an impact lens to your idea or enterprise to build ventures that are good for people and the planet through LaunchPad venture consulting meetings, workshops and events.


Develop your idea to create positive change through the Bruin Impact Challengea campus-wide competition providing resources and a chance to win from a Prize Pool of $10,000.

Bruin Impact Challenge

The inaugural Bruin Impact Challenge will equip students to cultivate ideas that improve the world. Over six months, student teams will participate in skills workshops, mentorship sessions and networking events, moving through three selection rounds and culminating in a pitch showcase for a chance to win cash from a prize pool of $10,000.


Workshops & Events

Networking & Mentoring

Personal Development

Prize Pool of $10,000


Social Ventures

Creative Projects


Strategic Giving


Oct. 2021

Dec. 2021

Mar. 2022