Apply to the 3rd Annual UC Entrepreneur Pitch Competition and win a chance to pitch in front of more than 700 VCs at the Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit and $15,000 in prize money. Learn more from Dr. Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president, Chief Innovation Officer for the University of California System.
The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of California created the Annual UC Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to help startups founded by UC entrepreneurs raise funding and build a network of potential investors.
With 250K students, 200K faculty, and 1.8 million living UC alumni, there is a richness in innovation we seek to capture and highlight as part of the UC Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Early-stage Startups The early-stage track is open to startups that are in or have completed any pre Series-A round of funding.
Later-stage Startups The later-stage track is open to startups that are in or completed Series-A or later.
Six startup finalists from each competition track will have the opportunity to:
One winner will be selected from each competition track and will receive a cash prize of $15,000 for his/her startup.
The 3 rd Annual UC Entrepreneur Pitch Competition is open to startups that have at least one co-founder who is a UC alumnus, student, faculty, or staff.
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Finalists are paired with a VC mentor to help prepare for their final pitch.
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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.