Calling all UC alumni! Be recognized and showcase your startup. Watch the video to learn more from our senior vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship, Christine Gulbranson.

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Win a chance to pitch your startup in front of 600+ corporate VCs!

Five finalists will have the incredible opportunity to:

  • Receive 1-on-1 coaching from VC mentors in preparation for the finale pitch
  • Pitch their startup at the Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit held in Monterey, California from January 30th to February 1st, 2018.
  • Network with 600+ top corporate VCs over the three-day event.

Ready to take your venture to the next level?

All UC alumni in the U.S. are welcome to enter. Your entry will be judged on innovation, marketability, presentation and social impact.

How to Apply:

  1. Create a pitch video (up to 2-minutes in length)
  2. Include a copy of your pitch deck
    (use this template PPTX | PDF)
  3. Complete the online form by 11:59 p.m. PST on December 15, 2017



Finalists are paired with a VC mentor to help prepare for thier final pitch.


Celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurial accomplishments of our 1.8M UC alums worldwide.

Following the success of our UC Entrepreneur campaign for students, faculty and staff, the UC systemwide Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship launches the UC Entrepreneur campaign for Alumni.

2016 Winners


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The UC systemwide Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship works to increase UC's innovation capabilities and to create new opportunities for the UC community. It supports campus programs and forges alliances with the government, private and philanthropic sectors to promote public benefit and economic growth.

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