Happy week two, and happy belated Easter to those who celebrate! Huge congratulations to UCLA men's basketball for putting up an incredible performance against Gonzaga in the Final Four. We're so proud of how far they got, and we can't wait to see where they take things next year! 
The UC Founder Survey will allow the University of California Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) team to learn more about our systemwide founder community. This 5-minute survey is designed to collect demographic data on founding teams currently participating in UC-affiliated innovation and entrepreneurship activities. The collection of this data will have a direct impact on UC's ability to fundraise, develop programs, and better support the UC founder community. 
You can find the survey here. Please complete this survey by April 21, 2021.
In this LaunchPad Fellowship, up to 50 student founders will be awarded $5,000 in non-dilutive grant funding to support their time working on advancing technology ventures. The Fellowship is largely self-driven, but will include weekly skill-development workshops, goal setting, and peer and professional networking opportunities, as well as reporting requirements and regular check-ins with their LaunchPad campus Director. The Fellowship is open to all current students (graduate and undergraduate) of LaunchPad network schools as well as 2020 or 2021 graduates. 

Learn more and apply by April 27th
Interested in finance? Then UCLA MoneyThink may be the perfect club for you! We are an organization that endeavors to enhance financial literacy in our youth by teaching high school seniors from under-served communities about the world of investing (stocks, bonds, ETFs, REITs, etc), loans, interest rates, APRs, insurance, financial aid, and much more! Whether you have zero or vast experience in finance, our only required skill is that our members are passionate. We will provide you with the necessary skills to build on your knowledge of finance and prepare you to help mentor students. We are kicking off our spring recruitment process in the coming week so make sure to come out to our info session and check out our website here for more details on what we do!

Our info session will be Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm PST here. Applications will be due April 15th by 11:59pm here
Wondering what hiring executives at places like Blackstone, Techstars, and HubSpot look for? This is your chance to get the inside track and their perspectives on how to communicate your entrepreneurial inclination and experience on resumes and interviews during this event on Friday, April 9th at 1pm. Register for the event here and learn more about the LaunchPad Speaker Series here.
Michaelson Found Animals Summer Internship 
Michaelson Found Animals is seeking a junior or senior student for a 12-week remote internship to focus on their Leap Venture Studio & Academy programs. This program is the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem, and this is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working in startup accelerators, growing a community of startup founders, or getting involved in impact investing. 
Apply by April 18th

TradeUp is seeking a paid full-stack developer!
TradeUp is building the only secure solution to online item trading. Our team is searching for a full-stack developer to be a part of a startup aiming to transform online marketplaces, starting with streetwear and luxury goods in our MVP. TradeUp is currently participating in two startup programs: LaunchPad Spring Fellowship and Startup Labs UCLA. For more info on this paid position please fill out this form. Learn more about TradeUp here.
Venture Consulting Meetings
Through the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars program, students, alumni, faculty, and staff can schedule a free meeting with a LaunchPad venture consultant for feedback on their idea or startup at any stage. Meetings are available with Startup UCLA's Executive Director Deanna Evans, and Assistant Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Glentrez Olugeo. Additionally, meet our newest team member, Rachael Parker-Chavez, who specializes in social entrepreneurship and creating positive social change. 
Sign up for a venture consulting meeting

Startup UCLA Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute 
Remote summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors from July 12th to July 23rd
About: This hands-on summer program will teach students the basics of creating a mission-oriented venture and allow them to apply that knowledge by creating their own ventures, which they will pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors for feedback. Participants will be awarded 2 units of college credit upon successful completion of the program. Financial aid is available.
Registration deadline: Learn more and register by May 1
3DS (3 Day Startup)
3DS at UCLA is a free 3-day boot camp that guides students through the essential steps of founding a start-up company from scratch. From ideation, team formation, market research to rapid prototyping and final pitch, participants directly apply theoretical knowledge to come up with a sustainable business model. 3DS is open to grad and undergrad students of all years, majors, and experience levels. Acceptances would be made on a rolling basis. Please apply ASAP to increase your chances of participating

Application deadline: The program is free, but you must apply to get in. Apply by
April 10th here

UCLA ZAP Training Program
Training program of the NSF I-Corps at UCLA
About: NSF I-Corps provides training and funds to aspiring academic entrepreneurs who seek answers to the following questions: How to identify customers for your innovation? How to search for product-market fit? How to conduct an efficient customer discovery? These sessions are open to everyone! 

Application deadline: These sessions will take place April 9, April 16, and April 23rd from 3 to 5pm. You can find the Zoom link here (Meeting ID: 663 193 7598 and Password: 490798). RSVP at

2021 Rosenman Innovators Program
What: Innovation program for early-stage (up to and including Series A investment) healthtech startups 
About: Entrepreneurs in health technology have a great opportunity to distinguish their company and connect to investors and industry partners. The annual Rosenman Innovator program, based at UCSF Mission Bay, is calling for applications to the 2021 cycle. Ten companies will be selected from across California. Finalists get coaching in communications, product development, IP, clinical/regulatory, reimbursement, marketing and business strategy; pitch to a large group of accredited investors; and win services tailored to their needs.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
April 12th here

2021 Techstars Sustainability Summit 
Complimentary event for entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and community leaders to come together to collaborate on climate solutions 
The Techstars Sustainability Summit is an opportunity for the Techstars network and the wider climate and sustainability ecosystem to come together, share learnings, and kickstart the collaboration needed to scale solutions. Meet founders focused on sustainable technology and hear from leaders about realizing opportunities to rebuild cleaner, more resilient industries and infrastructure. Note the summit will be held at two different times to accommodate for global time zones. 
Date: The summit will take place April 15th. Register here

UCLA Anderson Impact Week 2021
What: Conference centering around the "Power to Change" 
About: UCLA Anderson’s Impact Week celebrates our community’s commitment to creating a more equitable, just, and sustainable society. With a theme of “Power to Change,” Impact Week 2021 will spotlight ideas, practices, and skills that business leaders need to change their organizations and industries in support of social justice, economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, quality healthcare, educational equity, and other important global goals. Speakers for this conference include Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán and Emma Stewart, Sustainability Officer at Netflix, among others.
Dates: Impact Week will last from April 19th through April 23rd. Learn more and register here

Grid 110 Summer 2021 Cohort Applications 
Free 12-week residency program
About: This is a three-month program designed to help entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of their ventures focus on the fundamental parts of building a successful, sustainable business. We’re looking for entrepreneurs that have moved past the initial idea stage and identify in (or in-between) the early validation stage or the post-launch stage looking to accelerate to the next stage of growth. This cohort-based program will connect founders with mentorship and skills development workshops from experts, among other benefits. 
Application deadline: Learn more about the program and apply by April 30th here. Virtual info sessions will be offered April 6th at noon here and April 21st at 5pm here
Student polishes entrepreneurial skills, teaches others in self-run nail business
This week, read about first-year UCLA pre-mathematics and applied science student Brianna Mercado and her nail business, BrisXBeauty. Balancing her job as a business owner and a college student has presented challenges for Mercado, but nothing she hasn't been able to overcome. Read more here
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