Since its inception in 1979, CIED has supported UC Santa Cruz students along their path of entrepreneurship. We provide student coursework, boot camps, pitch competitions, and internships.
We provide real-world opportunities, such as business pitch competitions sponsored by UCSC, CruzWorks, SCEE and Blackstone, that can serve as a launchpad for students’ professional career paths.
GET VIRTUAL & INTERNSHIPS
GetVirtual teaches students how to be project managers while supporting small businesses by building websites and social media campaigns free of charge.
We have paid student internships in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Santa Cruz.
Student Creativity Empowerment and Entrepreneurship UCSC Club
SCEE aims to build a diverse community of student innovators and creative problem solvers. We encourage students, through our engaging events and workshops, to have unique insights on social and technical problems our society is facing today.
OUR FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
I-Corps is a co-curricular program that enables the transformation of scientific discovery and invention to impact through venture creation.
Thanks to a partnership with the Blackstone Launchpad, we help build next-generation companies through inclusive and equitable innovation.
We announce calls for applications, workshops, events, funding and mentorship opportunities on CruzX. In order to participate in our programs, please join CruzX by using your UCSC email.