Application Information

Program Schedule

October 31, 2015
 Applications due

November 1-30, 2015
 Interviews with lead candidates

December, 2015
 mystartupXX program begins

Applications for the 2015-16 program are now open! Complete the online application by October 31, 2015 to be considered.

Following review of applications, selected teams/individuals will be a part of a six-month accelerator program that includes bi-monthly workshops, intensive mentoring tailored to individual needs and one-on-one business coaching focused on validating the business idea and taking it to market.

Program Benefits

Benefits for all Applicants

mystartupxx participants will participate in a six month accelerator program that includes workshops focused on various aspects of launching a startup - team building and leadership, performing a market assessment and obtaining customers' feedback, creating a value proposition, validating business models and understanding financing strategies needed to launch the business.

Up to 10 teams per year are accepted into the mystartupXX program. Prototype is not required at the time of application and teams with ideas in all stages of development are welcome to apply. All applicants and alumni have access to the growing mystartupXX network and are invited to networking events.

All applicants will become members of the mystartupXX alumni organization focused on building a diverse, global network of innovators, influencers and leaders of technology companies.

All applicants will be invited to the mystartupXX demo, where the mystartupXX teams will present their ideas to program supporters, gain access to potential investors and receive valuable feedback for next steps.

While participating in the program, teams can access mystartupXX co-working space on campus.

Funding for select teams in the accelerator

Eligibility
  • The program is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students with a business idea. A prototype is not required at the time of application.
  • The applicant has to be registered as a student at UC San Diego.
  • The applicant has to be willing to be the team leader. The team leader will receive assistance with the team building process. A team is not required at the time of application, however each team should have a woman in a leadership position.  Diversity on the team is encouraged. Preferably, the team members will be UC San Diego students.
  • If selected, the applicant has to be able to participate in all program activities
Selection
Selection Process involves a review of all applications and interview with selected finalists. The interview may be conducted by phone or in person. Applicants will be notified by email.
Questions
Please contact Kimberly Davis King, MBA, Co-director of mystartupXX at KKing@ucsd.edu or 858.353.4903, ­Lada Rasochova, Ph.D., MBA, Executive Director, California Institute for Innovation and Development, Rady School of Management at LRasochova@ucsd.edu or 858.926.8213­, or Rosibel Ochoa, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director, von Liebig Center, at rochoaf@ucsd.edu or 858.822.6775.