Happy Thursday, Bruins! ☀️
We hope you have been taking time to relax since we have exactly two months of summer break left. As Covid numbers have started increasing, it is important that we mask up and stay safe!
Summer Accelerator teams had a productive third week in the program! Some of our teams kicked off the week by meeting with high school students in the Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute to provide feedback on their social enterprise ideas. On Tuesday, we heard from Jamika Martin, founder of ROSEN Skincare and Summer Accelerator '17 alum, on how she landed her products on retail shelves. On Wednesday, teams pitched their products to Tim Groeling, Professor of Communication and Startup UCLA Co-founder, as well as Robert Jadon, Director of the Summer Accelerator. The teams received valuable feedback on their presentation skills including how to efficiently cover their topics within a certain time limit and how to appeal to a specific audience, as our teams prepare for next week’s Mentor Night.
Meet the Compined team! The team is comprised of Tony Xiong and Tristan Que – both UCLA undergraduate students – as well as Mia Wang, an undergraduate student at Occidental College. They’ve spent the past seven months working together and are now part of the 2021 Summer Accelerator. 

With so many messaging apps on the market, users frequently have to go through the long and painful process of signing up for an account in order to connect with others online. Compined solves this problem by removing the registration process and allowing users to join without an account. Compined users can make and join chat rooms and even browse interest-based communities from around the world. Compined also offers unique features such as anonymous messaging and in-chat polls to make the chatting experience more fun for consumers. 

This team is on a mission to spread the idea that chatting without an account is both safe and enjoyable. Their advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? Believe in your vision and work hard to achieve it. 

Check out Compined
ELIMS, founded by UCLA alumna, Belinda Lau, is a sustainable oral care brand founded by dentists and medical device professionals who wanted to craft environmentally conscious alternatives to oral care products that are clogging landfills and damaging our planet. Check out their range of toothpaste and teeth whitening kits here
Cure N Go is seeking a Sales Intern! 
Cure N Go is currently a team in the 2021 Summer Accelerator with the goal of curing hangovers using an herbal remedy. Responsibilities for the sales intern role include: Cold calling, in-person visits & emailing local convenience & liquor stores to bring products into the retail industry; attending and participating in meetings, workshops, events, and exhibitions; reviewing sales performance against sales targets; observing and carrying out sales processes; and identifying potential weaknesses and offering improvement suggestions, among other responsibilities. Learn more and apply through Linkedin
Formative is hiring! 
Formative is a student learning and analytics platform that aims to challenge the current test-based approach to K-12 education. A member of the 2013 Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator, Formative recently raised $70M in funding and is now looking to expand its team. Learn more about the available roles and apply

UCLA Health is seeking an Accelerator Program Manager!
UCLA Health is looking for an Accelerator Program Manager to help oversee its EDA SPRINT Challenge Award. Apply
here and learn more about the program here

UCLA Biodesign Program is accepting fellow applications!
Applications are open to become a 2021-2022 fellow in the UCLA Biodesign Program. Over the course of the year-long fellowship, trainees learn the fundamentals of product development – from the identification of clinical opportunities to the initiation of a new venture. Apply
here and learn more about the program here

UCLA Ventures is seeking a Program Assistant! 
UCLA is striving to be a leader in entrepreneurship, and UCLA Ventures is seeking a program assistant to help with this mission. The program assistant will provide administrative support to UCLA Ventures and its programs. They will work with staff on various projects which include, but are not limited to, managing its donor database, its portfolio of UCLA startups, and its social media presence as well as assisting in event planning. Apply by
July 30th via Handshake here

DrinkLyte is looking for a Brand Ambassador!
DrinkLyte is seeking a field brand ambassador to give out and educate the people about DrinkLyte's products in LA. In this program, you will also be helping in organizing the events and handling the company's social media. A perfect summer part-time job, 5-10 hrs/wk, paying $13/hr, with no prior experience needed. Learn more and apply
here. You can also apply by sending a cover letter and resume to The company is recruiting actively. 

Future Founders is hiring a Program Manager!
Future Founders is seeking an entrepreneurial leader who believes in their vision and wants to join them in their work. The Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the Fellowship and Alumni programming for diverse 18 to 30-year-old founders from across the country by helping the founders to leverage their networks, coordinating the right kind of speakers, and organizing impactful in-person and virtual retreats for their program participants to hit their goals. The application deadline is August 6, and to learn more about the position, click here. 
2021 Women Founders Foundation Fellows Program
Program to introduce college women to the world of investing and entrepreneurship 
About: After the WFN Fast Pitch Top 5 finalists are chosen, each team of two fellows and their mentor will be assigned a finalist company to analyze for its investment potential and prepare a due diligence report which they will present to the Junior Judges and Fast Pitch Judges. The mentors will be women angels and VCs. A $250 stipend will be given to all Fellows. They will also gain experience by learning about due diligence, studying a company, and presenting a live analysis.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
July 30th here. The program will take place in October 2021. 

VentureWell E-Team Grant Program
 Supports dedicated science- and engineering-based student teams from across the nation in bringing their high-impact innovation out of the lab and into the market
About: The program is seeking early-stage student teams who are on the path to launching science and tech innovations with a positive social, health, or environmental impact. Selected teams can unlock up to $25,000 in grant funding, along with sponsored entry into their Early-Stage Innovator Training Program.
Application deadline: Learn more
here. Applications will open late July.

SEED Lab Pre-Accelerator
8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs
About: SEED Lab is an 8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs. Developed in partnership with the University of California Riverside Extension, it aims to tap the deep reservoir of unrecognized talent within marginalized and under-served communities and support their efforts to identify and develop pioneering paths out of inherited problems that have been buried and muffled those voices. The program is designed to support the implementation of visionary ideas into similarly powerful tools to generate social impact, deepen civic engagement, and bring about empowerment and sustainable change.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
August 1st here.

WBENC Women & Pride Peer Groups and Community Building Event 
Event to address and help overcome the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ women business owners
About: Studies show that LGBTQ+ women are underrepresented at every stage of the management pipeline. For LGBTQ+ women, who are workplace minorities in both gender and sexual orientation, the feeling of isolation is common—and particularly challenging—in work environments. The Women & Pride Peer Group was designed to build a community of LGBTQ+ women business owners to voice shared experiences, strategize with one another to overcome problems and strengthen the WBENC entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Event date: This event will take place August 12th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm ET. Register here

SCALE Fall 2021 Cohort
What: 13-week program for early-stage aerospace startups
About: SCALE is designed to inspire a generation of students, entrepreneurs, and investors to pursue entrepreneurship for the development and advancement of novel technologies with aerospace applications and to build businesses here in Los Angeles. Each team selected for the program will receive personalized instruction and engage with potential corporate clients and investors. The program is designed to help teams set milestones, develop products, find the market fit and get customer traction, and secure the next round of funding. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
August 13th here.

ASPIRE Program
What: Intensive 7-week program that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their venture
About: They are seeking seed-stage MedTech companies to help pinpoint fundraising needs and develop the deal room materials needed to back up their ask. During this 7-week virtualized program, teams will spend one-on-one time with mentors-in-residence, including VentureWell staff and active investors, as they prepare for investment conversations. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
August 23rd here.

Quit Genius Raises $64 Million For Its Addiction Treatment Telehealth Startup
While countries focused on fighting the pandemic, individuals struggled as abuse and addiction almost doubled during this time creating an unseen epidemic within the nation. For Yusuf Sherwani and his fellow physicians Maroof Ahmed and Sarim Siddiqui it was hard to watch their patients try to get help for addictions in an environment where it was easy to get diagnosed, but much harder to get connected to treatment. The trio decided to develop a way to make existing proven treatments for addictions more accessible in the virtual environment, the "new" normal. So far, their company has helped two million 
people gain access to its opioid, alcohol, and tobacco programs. Read more here.
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