The Basement is UC San Diego’s most recent incubator and accelerator for student entrepreneurs, aiming to harness the knowledge and expertise of alumni in every industry to help tomorrow’s innovators.
Entrepreneur Challenge, a student organization housed at The Basement, fosters community involvement and technological advancement by bringing teams of students together with local professionals.
The Innovation Space at qualcomm institute engages with industry, startups and national laboratories by offering workspace to entities with or without UC San Diego connections.
mystartupXX at the Rady School of Management nurtures the next generation of female founders and female-led technology companies through mentorship, education and funding. Ashley Van Zeeland, M.B.A. ’12, called the mystartupXX mentors a “great sounding board.”
Pathways Ventures is the Rady School of Management’s resource for undergraduates, while MBAs and other graduate students can apply for funding under the Rady Venture Fund. The fund provides investment capital, education opportunities and hands-on learning.
StartR, a six-month accelerator available to both UC San Diego students and alumni, is also tied to the Rady School. Founded by Rady students in 2013, the acceleration program held on the Rady School campus accepts up to six teams per cohort.
The von liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering provides commercialization support to bridge the gap between laboratory discoveries and products that address market needs.
The TriNet Challenge, hosted annually by the Rady School, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jacobs School of Engineering, focuses on environmentally relevant ideas and innovations. The competition is open to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff.
The Triton Technology Fund, managed by alumnus David Schwab, ’79, supports startups in the software communications, electronics and medical device sectors, and is eligible to UC San Diego-affiliated faculty, staff, students, researchers and alumni.