EMPOWERING STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT UC SANTA CRUZ
We help students incubate their ideas to establish an entrepreneurial mindset that inspires them to succeed in their education, business and life.
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.
We provide a like-minded community of entrepreneurs and access to founders that support student-led innovation.
YOUR PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Every year, we provide hundreds of students with coursework, boot camps, and competitions to learn about entrepreneurship.
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.
Through our internship program, we have served more than 30 undergraduate students and 220 small and locally-owned businesses.
In 2023, we are launching an Innovation & Entrepreneurship certificate. As part of the program, we help students develop their leadership, teamwork, and communications skills.
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.