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Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator 10th Anniversary

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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An Exciting Year for Startup

February 22, 2023

As we reflect on 2022, we are grateful for you and the opportunity to celebrate Startup UCLA’s 10th anniversary together, capping off a decade of entrepreneurial development and fostering the innovators of tomorrow. With your generosity, we raised nearly $50,000, which was enough to fully fund our eight talented Summer Accelerator teams. Your generosity not only helped seed eight innovative startups, but also fueled the entrepreneurial careers of the teams behind them.

As we move forward in 2023, we are so excited to see what these bright minds do next. Moreover, we are already hard at work preparing to support the next class of Startup UCLA and invite you to join us in building the next generation of change-makers.


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.

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10 Years

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


Seed Funder

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

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