Venture Coaching

Startup UCLA offers the opportunity to schedule a time to meet with a member of the Startup UCLA staff to discuss your idea, startup, small business, non-profit, or similar endeavor. Meet our venture consultants to understand their areas of expertise a little better before scheduling your first meeting!
Please create an account on StartupTree to sign up for a meeting.

Joanna Reynolds

As Startup UCLA's Assistant Director & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Joanna will consult with you on your early-stage idea/venture to explore next steps and resources needed. Joanna has expertise in marketing, branding, non-profits, manufacturing, creative entrepreneurship, makers, artisans and social impact.

Rachel Parker Chavez

Rachael's expertise and primary focus is supporting social entrepreneurs and founders who wish to create positive social change. She can help with social and environmental impact strategy, impact measurement and management, and Human-Centered Design.

Student Groups

Startup UCLA provides its co-working space to student group to host their meetings and events. Check out some of UCLA’s student groups below that focus on various aspects of entrepreneurship.

UCLA MoneyThink

MoneyThink is an organization committed to serving the greater LA community through mentorship in financial literacy and professional development for underserved youth.

Website: https://www.uclamoneythink.com/


Bruin Advertising and Marketing Team

Bruin Advertising & Marketing Team is UCLA’s only student-run creative strategy agency. As the UCLA chapter of the American Advertising Federation, we engage in real-world projects, bringing those interested in the intersection between creativity and business together to work cross-collaboratively with clients such as Meta, Tinder, and Adobe.

Website: https://bruinadteam.com


LA Hacks

For 36 hours every spring, UCLA becomes home to 1000+ developers and designers in Southern California’s largest hackathon: LA Hacks. Selected university attendees will have the opportunity to create apps, software, hardware, and other products using various technologies and compete for over $25,000 in prizes.

Websitelahacks.com


180 Degrees Consulting

180DC at UCLA leverages the potential of high-performing university students in solving the most pressing issues at the intersection of business and social impact. We provide high-quality, innovative services to socially-conscious organizations in order to develop practical and sustainable solutions to their challenges.

Websitehttps://www.ucla180dc.org/


Bruin Ventures

Here at Bruin Ventures, we educate members about the startup, tech, and venture capital industries through both a rigorous training quarter as well as hands-on experience working on projects with startups and VC firms.

Websitewww.uclabv.com


Sigma Eta Pi

We’re a diverse group of students of all majors with many interests but one in common- being drawn to and cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit. Members of Sigma Eta Pi have started over 21 different ventures. These include two backed by Y-Combinator (one of which was acquired by Square for $90 million), five fully funded projects (two by Venture Capital, three by crowd-sourced funding), and the largest hackathon the nation has ever seen.

Website: https://uclasep.com


Bruin Entrepreneurs

Bruin Entrepreneurs is the resource and hub for all things startup and entrepreneurship related on campus. Established in 2012, we’ve created a space for entrepreneurship at UCLA by hosting events and workshops, inviting speakers, and running an in-house accelerator.

Website: bruinentrepreneurs.org


Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is an online educational resource to help you learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and accelerate your success. From building your lean canvas to building a diverse workforce, it offers a variety of crucial topics to help you get started with your business.

Talent LMS

As a part of the Blackstone Launchpad Network, UCLA Students can now develop their entrepreneurial skills through a series of short, 15 minutes, training modules created by TalentLMS. To gain access to the training modules, apply on StartupTree.