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Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator 10th Anniversary

$47,807
95%
Raised toward our $50,000 Goal
26 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 20, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Thank you!

September 27, 2022

Thank you! Because of you, we raised nearly $50,000. We are absolutely blown away by the alumni, friends and community members who all joined together to fund this years Summer Accelerator teams and launch Startup UCLA into its next decade of Bruin entrepreneurship. 

Looking ahead to 10 years from now and beyond, the future for Startup UCLA and the numerous alumni who have been supported by its programs in the past decade is bright. Thanks to supporters like you, the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders can thrive at UCLA. 

We are truly grateful for all of your support. 

Coming together for Demo Day put us on track to reach our goal!

September 16, 2022

Last week at Demo Day, we gathered to celebrate ten years of Bruin entrepreneurship with alumni, staff, friends and family. When the Summer Accelerator teams made their pitches, they demonstrated what makes Startup UCLA so special. The teams highlighted their ingenuity and dedication, underscoring how far they have come after participating in the Summer Accelerator. Check out some of the highlights in our video below and stay tuned for the full recording. 

Thanks to you, we raised over $30,000 during Demo Day, putting us so close to reaching our $50,000 goal. Let's keep this momentum going as we close out our campaign! We are truly grateful for your support and generosity.

Accelerator Teams Pitch Their Startups

September 07, 2022

The other week, our teams had the opportunity to pitch their startups to venture capitalists. This invaluable experience in Silicon Valley allowed our teams to receive feedback, network and grow their ideas. Now during tonight's Demo Day, the teams will get to showcase their startups to the UCLA community. 

We are excited to announce that in honor of Demo Day and our 10th anniversary, a generous donor has pledged a matching gift up to $25K and another donor has made a gift of $10K. This puts us well on our way to reaching our goal! We hope you will join us tonight at Demo Day so we can celebrate your philanthropy and 10 years of Startup UCLA.


Kicking off the Startup UCLA Spark Campaign Strong!

August 12, 2022

Thanks to you – it’s an exciting first week of Startup UCLA giving in celebration of our 10th anniversary! This is truly a special time each year when program participants, alumni, faculty, staff and friends come together. Consider taking this time with us to reflect on your rich experiences with the program - whether you participated in the Summer Accelerator, took advantage of the many entrepreneur resources, provided mentorship, or have even generously given to Startup UCLA. We are thankful for YOU. With so much to celebrate - let's continue to rally as a community to reach our goal of $50,000 raised for our 2022 Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator teams. 

Check out the support here from the Chancellor in his Summer update on Startup UCLA's 10th anniversary.


Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

10 Years

Chip in $10 to celebrate 10 years of Bruin innovation.

$50

Idea Generator

Your gift will help create the foundational support for our programs, providing a community for Bruins to develop their startup ideas.

$100

Advocate

Your gift will help Startup UCLA provide the guidance, legal services and mentors to early-stage companies.

$250

Experimentor

Your gift will allow Startup UCLA to host and participate in local and national events and conferences.

$500

Mentor

Your support will help create internship opportunities for our students.

$1,000

Community Partner

Your generosity will help with outreach efforts to strengthen our community ties and bring industry experts to campus.

$5,000

Seed Funder

The funds you provide will enable one team to build their business during the Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator.

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