The Basement is UC San Diego’s most recent incubator and accelerator
for student entrepreneurs, aiming to harness the knowledge and
expertise of alumni in every industry to help tomorrow’s innovators.
Learn more and be a part at http://ucsdbasement.com/
Entrepreneur Challenge, a student organization housed at The
Basement, fosters community involvement and technological
advancement by bringing teams of students together with local
professionals. Thanks to sponsors, the challenge is able to award over
$100,000 annually. http://ucsdbasement.com/eChallenge.php
The innovation Space at qualcomm institute engages with industry,
startups and national laboratories by offering workspace to entities with
or without UC San Diego connections. http://qiis.calit2.net/
mystartupXX at the Rady School of Management nurtures the next
generation of female founders and female-led technology companies
through mentorship, education and funding.
Pathway Ventures http://rady.ucsd.edu/ciid/pathways-ventures/ is the
Rady School of Management’s resource for undergraduates, while MBAs
and other graduate students can apply for funding under the Rady
Venture Fund. http://rady.ucsd.edu/ciid/rady-venture-fund/
StartR, a six-month accelerator available to both UCSD students and
alumni, is also tied to the Rady School. http://rady.ucsd.edu/ciid/startr/
The von liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the Jacobs School of
Engineering provides commercialization support to bridge the gap
between laboratory discoveries and products that address market needs.
The Trinet Challenge, hosted annually by the Rady School, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering, focuses
on environmentally relevant ideas and innovations. The competition is
open to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff.
The Triton Technology Fund, managed by alumnus David Schwab, ’79,
supports startups in the software communications, electronics and
medical device sectors, and is eligible to UC San Diego-affiliated faculty,
staff, students, researchers and alumni.
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In addition to the Lab to Market course
series, Van Zeeland took advantage of one
of the Rady School’s business accelerators,
mystartupXX, which specifically promotes
and supports female entrepreneurs with
startup funding opportunities.
“I welcomed the opportunity to join a
community of like-minded women,” says
Van Zeeland. “Female founders account for
less than 20 percent of high-growth startups, so the mystartupXX mentors were a
great sounding board in those early days. I
learned how to transition from academia to
the startup world, and weather the lumps
and bumps along the way.”
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