StartR Rady

What is StartR Rady?

StartR Rady is a non-profit accelerator program for Rady School of Management students and alumni designed to provide entrepreneurs the tools needed to start and grow their businesses.

Founded by a group of Rady students in 2013, this free, six-month long acceleration program held on the Rady School campus accepts up to six teams per cohort. The program includes workshops, mentoring, advice and access to other resources for early-stage companies. At the conclusion of the program, teams present their pitches at Demo Day, attended by investors, industry experts and the San Diego community.

Who can participate?

Exclusively for MBA students and alums, at least one member of each team must be a current Rady School of Management student or alumni and be willing to act as a team leader. Teams at various stages of business development are encouraged to apply. Teams are expected to participate in workshops and meetings with their mentors, and to maintain contact with program leadership.

What does StartR Rady provide?

  • Co-working space on the Rady campus
  • Mentoring
  • Educational workshops
  • Seminars
  • Office hours with Rady professors, industry experts, and service providers
  • Access to other funding sources at UC San Diego and the San Diego community
  • Access to other resources (3D printing, etc.)
  • Participation in the Demo Day at the conclusion of the program

What is the length of the program?

The program is 6 months long and offered twice a year (Fall and Spring).

What is the application process?

Applications for the FALL 2019 cohort are now open! Apply by October 6th!:


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