☺️ Happy September ☺️
The first Monday of September is celebrated as Labor Day. This holiday began to celebrate workers and their achievements during the Industrial Revolution. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend Bruins!

Our 10th annual Summer Accelerator Demo Day is September 9th, register below!
Registration for the 2021 Summer Accelerator Demo Day is now live! Please join us in watching our 10 teams present their startups on September 9th from 4pm to 6pm. Register on Eventbrite here
As we reach the end of Week 9, Demo Day is officially one week away! On Tuesday, teams heard from Blake Johnson and Scott Cohen, co-founders of Byte, as part of our weekly Fireside Chat. Blake and Scott shared the lessons they've learned on a variety of topics, including finding the right business partner, building teams, staying focused, and the importance of staying metric and data-driven. On Wednesday, teams had office hours with Summer Accelerator Director Robert Jadon to get their final questions answered ahead of Week 10. That concludes Week 9 – don't forget to register for Demo Day!
Meet the TradeUp team! The team includes brothers Paolo Shamoon, a UCLA undergrad, and Dylan Shamoon, a UCLA alum, as well as Kalvin Kazemi, a student at Santa Monica College. The team has been working together for 8 months and is now part of the 2021 Summer Accelerator. 

TradeUp hopes to solve the constant scamming that plagues the current trading market. The first time Paolo tried trading, he received a box of rocks in exchange for his Yeezys, instead of the item he was promised. Both Paolo and Kalvin are sellers in online marketplaces, and they knew there had to be a better way to facilitate these trades and prevent scamming. That’s when TradeUp was born. 

TradeUp aims to become the marketplace for trades by facilitating item trades already happening in Facebook groups and subreddits by adding an additional layer of security to the trade and preventing scamming. TradeUp’s end goal is to eventually introduce a marketplace where people can trade goods – like an Ebay just for trades. Learn more about TradeUp
Meet the Kindu TV team! The team is made up of Justin Moreno and Zach Merritt – a UCLA alum. Justin and Zach have been friends since childhood, and they have the yearbook photos to prove it! The two are currently building Kindu TV as part of the 2021 Summer Accelerator program.

Kindu TV is on a mission to replace YouTube in the classroom, which is currently the most visited education website by teachers. YouTube poses several problems for teachers, including inappropriate ads, unsafe content, and unprofessional recommended videos in the sidebar, among other issues. In short, finding outcome-driven and trustworthy education videos on YouTube is unnecessarily difficult for teachers, creating the need for Kindu TV.

Kindu TV is a home for elementary school teachers to find, share, and organize high-quality educational videos, all with no ads. Kindu TV boasts a growing library of 15,000+ crowdsourced and classroom-ready videos and collections. The majority of the videos are short music/dance/explainer videos on topics like phonics, counting, or addition. The team envisions Kindu TV as a replacement for YouTube in every elementary school classroom. In the future, they plan to continue to grow their library of content while also beginning to license content exclusively for Kindu TV.
Learn more and check out Kindu TV
Mindset & Milestones is seeking a paid, part-time Operations & Program Manager!
Mindset & Milestones is a social enterprise making entrepreneurial education a reality for girls everywhere and is seeking a paid, part-time Operations & Program Manager. This position is responsible for supporting the business by coordinating with pilot locations, managing business systems, and advancing business development endeavors. The manager reports directly to the CEO/Founder and will communicate directly with multiple stakeholders including, school/organization administrators, teachers, and students. The ideal candidate will be based out of Southern California and will leverage our proven methods, and create and design new strategies to best support Mindset & Milestones’ mission. The position requires rich creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset, and strategic thinking. If you think you would be a good fit for this job, please apply! People of all genders and backgrounds are welcomed! Apply here with your resume and skills by September 10th.

MAGICDATES' is hiring a content creator!
Looking for an ambitious student who's passionate about video creation including Reels and TikToks using current social media & cultural trends & industry-specific topics. You'll work closely with the founder and gain mentorship on entrepreneurship and digital marketing. You may use this experience for college credits. A three-month commitment is requested with a monetary stipend with a longer commitment. The application deadline is September 15. Email with qualifications and interest.

Flowductive is looking for interns!
Flowductive Team, currently a team in the 2021 Summer Accelerator, is looking for passionate builders, inventors, and thinkers to help with Flowductive’s growth. Flowductive is an app that allows you to track and sync your tasks and events, challenge yourself to dedicate productive time using Flows, and connect and encourage your friends. Our goal is to help our users with leading more productive lifestyles, and we hope to build that through social encouragement and smart tracking. Apply and learn more here.

XYLO is looking for marketing interns!
XYLO academy, founded by UCLA alums and professors, is providing educational courses on the study of technology and innovation to high school students. They are looking for undergrad students that can support their mission and want to gain experience in the high-ed-tech industry. This is an unpaid and part-time internship, where interns will assist with marketing campaigns. Email if you are interested. 
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
This five-session accelerator will dive into important topics you need to know to thrive in big retail.
About: Every single Wednesday in September at 2 pm EST, the Women-Owned in Retail Accelerator, brought to you by Lowe's Companies, Inc
. will serve up indispensable knowledge about the world of retail and how to get ready to breakthrough. The topics will range from manufacturing and packaging to navigating the process of proposals to creating and keeping customer loyalty to hidden costs and budgeting, and scaling up successfully after a winning pitch.

Event details: Learn more and register for all webinars here. 

Berkeley Skydeck
What: One of the top global accelerators is accepting applications for their Batch 13 cohort.
About: Berkeley SkyDeck is open to startups
with at least one team member affiliated with any of the ten University of California campuses, or is based outside of the US. As a UC Berkeley program, SkyDeck offers access to university faculty and countless resources, a home base for startups to launch in the Valley, such as an unparalleled network of 350+ exceptional advisors/mentors. Startups selected into the Cohort Program will receive a $105K investment and the opportunity to pitch to over 750 investors at the Demo Day.
Application deadline: Learn
more and apply by September 5 here.  

Tech Bootcamp
What: Bootcamp held by INNOVATE@UCLA student group to help you understand the social issues as you diverge on multiple ideas to find the strongest solution to even build and validate it. 
About: A 6-week boot camp led by seasoned industry leaders to help you gain product development and project management skills. You will be using the Google Venture Design Thinking framework to address a problem of social good and learn the steps required to produce the outcomes that would benefit the local community. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
September 5 here. 

Y Combinator
What: Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups through an accelerator program. 
About: If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 8 pm PT on September 8. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to read their applications. During the 3-month cycle speakers will be invited every week to talk about their startup and what they learned along with holding group office hours. Interviews will be held either in late October, November, or early December. About 11 weeks in, Demo Day will be organized.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
September 8 here.

UC Launch Accelerator
 Launch your startup and raise thousands of dollars in funding! University California's leading accelerator focused on transforming promising startups into scalable businesses.
About: To Know more about UC LAUNCH Program or to ask questions about the application process, join their 
Information Session on August 24th, 2021 Tuesday from 5:15 pm to 6 pm PST. 
Application Deadline: Learn more and apply by September 15

Up to Us
What: Up to Us gives students the tools to raise awareness about economic opportunities including helping them understand the fiscal challenges through different policy learning. 
About: It holds an annual competition to select teams from colleges and universities across the United States to receive training and funds to run tailored campus campaigns to educate their peers and inspire collective action. Prizes include $10,000 and paid trips to world-class conferences. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by September 15 

Founders Boost LA Fall 2021
Startup Boost is a global pre-accelerator program with a mission to lead pre-seed stage startups toward other accelerators, investments, and revenue
About: Each cohort takes place once per week over a 6 week time period, where speakers and mentors meet to work with promising pre-seed/seed-stage startups. The program is scheduled for a part-time weekly basis to create an iterative cycle of accountability and growth that maximizes and compounds the learnings and insights gained each week. The program culminates in a Demo Day.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by September 16 

Future Founders U.Pitch
What: A prestigious national elevator pitch competition where top collegiate founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.
About: A virtual competition, giving you a chance to win $10,000. Contestants will present their virtual pitches live to a panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders. In addition to the winners selected by our panel of judges, all participants will be eligible for the People's Choice Award. The 2021 U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase will stream live globally on November 10.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 1

XPRIZE Carbon Removal
What: A four-year competition aimed at tackling climate change by asking global innovators to develop solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. 
About: XPRIZE, organized by Musk Foundation, will be awarding $20 million dollars in the first year of the competition, so make sure to take advantage of this early funding for your carbon removal solution! 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 1 for the $5M Student Awards and December 1 for the $15M in Milestone Awards

Wayfinder Incubator Program
 Wayfinder Incubator at UCI Beall Applied Innovation connects UC-affiliated startups with a rich collection of no-cost resources needed to launch, grow and succeed.
About: The focus is on redefining the path of entrepreneurship education and the mindset of researchers. It is expected that your startup team has engaged with other entrepreneurial support resources available through UC schools, centers, and programs. Your team will be evaluated for fit based on progress goals, program expectations, and mentoring needs.

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 3 here. 

RevHub Incubation
What: RevHubOC supports social entrepreneurs find the resources, capital, and expertise they need to accelerate their mission over the 6-month program
About: Teams will receive education and content to help them reach their goals and measure impact, access to people and networks that augment resources and opportunities, and the financial support they need to start, grow and accelerate their venture. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 8 

Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson
What: The Anderson Venture Accelerator offers a curated and immersive experience customized by vertical for early-stage startups. Approximately 10 companies are accepted per cohort.
About: The program runs once a year and offers one-on-one mentoring by UCLA Anderson alumni, weekly workshops that focus on the “how-to,” connections to capital, and regular networking events to engage with the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. Companies that participate in the cohort will have the opportunity to pitch and fundraise at the Venture Accelerator’s fall showcase. 

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 15 here. 
Future of Work: The New HR Frontier
The rise of remote work has led to the adoption of new workplace technologies, with a handful of startups vying to be the next ADP or Workday. These startups are established to find solutions to ways to increase the efficiency for HR based responsibilities. Each startup is targeting a different area of HR, but to attain one goal of moving towards a new and a better future. Read more here.
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