Social Venture Accelerator

About SVA

The Social Venture Accelerator (SVA) is designed to support students of all levels at UC San Diego who are interested in creating social impact through entrepreneurship. SVA helps them to pursue their dreams of starting innovative, scalable, companies addressing important social issues.

SVA teams participate in workshops where they explore social entrepreneurship and focus on the various aspects of launching a startup. They are supported by a team of mentors and advisors with experience in social entrepreneurship.

SVA has developed from the recognition that students across UCSD show both a passion for addressing social issues and the ability to develop truly creative ideas to tackle these challenges. SVA is a joint project of the Rady School’s Center for Social Innovation and Impact (CSII) and California Institute for Innovation and Development (CIID).

The Social Venture Accelerator is now accepting applications!  Apply at:

Applications accepted through November 12, 2017.  Accepted teams will participate in the SVA program from late November through February 2018.  Individuals and teams at all stages of development are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, contact Kim King.