Opportunities & Events

Throughout the year opportunities arise for entrepreneurially-minded students to participate in programs and competitions across the greater UC San Diego campus and into the community. Please check back frequently as we strive to bring you the most up to date information.

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StartR Ask Me Anything
TUESDAY, September 29th and October 6th
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Sign-up to Attend: https://bit.ly/StartR-AMA-2020

Come meet the StartR team and ask your questions! Learn
about our accelerators, including:
• StartR Rady
• StartR Inclusion
• StartR Impact
• StartR Veteran
Find out the qualifications for each program and what the
application processes are like.

Questions? Contact: ciid@rady.ucsd.edu 


May 30, 2020 - TEA San Diego Final Competition

The Entrepreneurship Accademy (TEA) is a nonprofit community providing education, mentorship and resources to the next generation of young entrepreneurs allowing them to elevate their ideas to the next level. This Final Competition marks the finale to our TYE 2020 Session, and will determine the winning team that will go on to compete in a global competition. Join in LIVE on Zoom to cheeron these talented young entrepreneurs. Register: https://bit.ly/2TLi8jO 


May 13th, 2020 - STARTR DEMO DAY

RSVP to Attend!

ONLINE EVENT! Join us for the pivotal moment when the Rady School of Management's StartR teams present their pitches and startup ideas!

About this Event

Due to the current Covid-19 situation and ever-changing conditions, we have decided to move our Demo Day ONLINE . UCSD Rady School of Management continues to prioritize the health and wellness of our community members, students, and staff amid the national health emergency associated with novel Coronavirus.

The StartR accelerator is a highly competitive program that includes several tracks targeting specific areas of interest: Inclusion, Impact, and Rady MBA. This event is an opportunity for some of the top teams from each track to present their pitch to the Rady School of Management and San Diego entrepreneurial communities.

Don't miss this pivotal moment!


Please RSVP by May 10th!

For questions, please email ciid@rady.ucsd.edu.

Apply for Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge

Do you have a vision that will change the world?
Our world needs changemakers who create new models and work within new paradigms of sustainable change. Innovate with us to make this world a better place and participate in the Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC).
The GSIC is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change. Apply for the chance to pitch your venture to a panel of judges for up to $50,000 in funding and other resources.

Apply Here: https://www.f6s.com/globalsocialinnovationchallenge2020/apply 

Competition Timeline:
• April 1st- Applications open
• April 23rd– Info Session (Virtual)- RSVP to attend: bit.ly/GSIC-2020  
• May 5th – Application closes at midnight
• May 7th– Pitching 101 workshop with Professor Kim Davis King **open to all students (Virtual) RSVP TO ATTEND: https://bit.ly/gsic-pitch101 
• May 21st- UCSD Final pitch competition (Virtual)
• June 12- 13 – Global Final at University of San Diego (Virtual)

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