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).

Who can participate?

The Social Venture Accelerator (SVA) is a campus-wide resource open to all university students-- regardless of college or department affiliation. 

How to apply:

Applications for the Fall 2018 cohort are now being accepted! Apply online by October 19, 2018.
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What’s next?

Register to attend the Social Venture Accelerator Info Session on October 1, 2018.
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Once the application period closes, all entries will be evaluated by a team of judges. Teams will be selected for face-to-face meetings with some of the judges. Teams selected will be notified in late October/ early November and workshops will begin.


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