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We support the development of an entrepreneurial mindset through student coursework, venture creation, pitch competitions, events and internships.

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EMPOWERING STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UC SANTA CRUZ

Entrepreneurial Resources

We help students incubate their ideas to establish an entrepreneurial mindset that inspires them to succeed in their education, business and life.

Experiential Learning

Based on the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Lean Startup Method, we develop curriculum that teaches students real-world entrepreneurial skills and supports venture creation through seed funding and mentorship for student entrepreneurs.

Change-making Community

We provide a like-minded community of entrepreneurs and access to founders that support student-led innovation.

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YOUR PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

PROGRAM BENEFITS

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Every year, we provide hundreds of students with coursework, boot camps, and competitions to learn about entrepreneurship.

STUDENT-LED INNOVATION

We support several dozen student-led ventures every year, with the support of national partners, such as the Blackstone Launchpad and the National Science Foundation.

IMPACTFUL INTERNSHIPS

Through our internship program, we have served more than 30 undergraduate students and 220 small and locally-owned businesses.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In 2023, we are launching an Innovation & Entrepreneurship certificate. As part of the program, we help students develop their leadership, teamwork, and communications skills.

EVENTS

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STUDENT  TESTIMONIALS

Taking entrepreneurship classes opened up infinite doors of opportunity for me and has shaped my journey at UCSC. That led me to become very involved with the SCEE entrepreneurial student club, where I had the pleasure of co-organizing Slung Tank and connecting with many ventures supported by the Blackstone Launchpad, the NSF I-Corps, and the CIED community.

Smeet Mehta, SCEE President

Our Partners

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