Congratulations to the Bruin Impact Challenge Semifinalists!









Congratulations to the Bruin Impact Challenge Semifinalists!




Happy Week 1 Bruins 🎉
We want to wish you a very happy new year! We hope this year is filled with happiness and joy. It is important to set goals for the new year, but as we operate remotely for the next two weeks, make sure you practice self-care and check up on your mental health. Stay safe – we’ll get through this! 🙂

BRUIN IMPACT CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the Bruin Impact Challenge Semifinalists! Fifteen teams were selected to move into the final round and pitch their social impact ideas for a chance to win cash prizes and propel their ideas forward! 

Ideas range across sectors and industries from organizations making health care more accessible to art exhibitions for racial justice to green building startups and everything in between. There were so many great ideas and we’re excited to see them take shape in the final round of the competition  💡

Thank you to everyone who applied to the inaugural Bruin Impact Challenge!

CLUB FEATURE: 180 DEGREES CONSULTING

180 DC at UCLA leverages the potential of high-performing university students in solving the most pressing issues at the intersection of business and social impact. 180DC provides high-quality, innovative consulting services to socially-conscious organizations in order to develop practical and sustainable solutions to their challenges. In 2021, 180DC at UCLA was recognized as the Most Innovative Branch in the Americas at the 180DC Global Awards!

180DC recruits new members during fall and winter quarters and will be recruiting during Week 2 of this quarter. The recruitment process involves an initial application, coffee chats, and final interviews. Applications are due January 9th at 11:59 pm.

For students looking to learn more about consulting, 180DC also runs Consulting Connect, which is an open group that connects UCLA students to free consulting resources. 180DC and Consulting Connect frequently host panels and events featuring industry consultants, firms, and other social-impact-focused guests. Check out their page for details on winter recruitment and information on upcoming events!

And stay tuned for weekly features highlighting all of the amazing student organizations that use the Startup UCLA coworking space!

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

Associate roles for the 2022 Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator are now open!
The Techstars LA Accelerator is looking for amazing individuals to work closely with and 12 startups over the 3-month program. You will get opportunities to work with early-stage ventures and build relationships with hundreds of phenomenal people within the Techstars network. 
The open roles include 
Operations Associate (start mid-Feb – end mid/late Jun), Business Development & Growth Associate (start early Mar – end mid/late Jun), and Design Associate (start early Mar – end mid/late Jun). They are conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible!

OPPORTUNITIES

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Competition – Los Angeles

What: Los Angeles regional competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.
About: You must be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student with a company operating for at least 6 months with at least $500 in generated revenue or $1,000 in investment to compete. The competition is a joint event for high school and college entrepreneurs through the Los Angeles and Orange County Entrepreneurs’ Organization chapters and takes place on 1/29/22 at 10 am in Long Beach. Participants compete for mentorship and cash prizes of $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place).
Application Deadline: Learn more and apply by January 8 here, and check out the deadlines for all GSEA competitions worldwide here.

Annual UBS Jobs & Internships Fair
What: A recruitment-focused career fair that allows employers to showcase internship and full-time opportunities in various industries such as finance, consulting, entertainment, public relations, communications, accounting, sales, operations, marketing, human resources, etc.
About: The fair is open to all students at UCLA and typically attracts over 500 attendees from all majors and grade levels. It specifically caters to careers in business and is put on by the premier business organization at UCLA. Some companies that will be attending include KPMG, Oracle, UBS, Beghou Consulting, RPA, and more!
Event Information: The event will take place on 
January 12, 7–9 PM PT on Zoom, to attend RSVP 
here

UCLA Anderson Technology Entrepreneurship Collaborative (UCLA ATEC)
What: A Pitching and Networking Event
About: Join a team of Executive MBA students in a 3-month long accelerator-model entrepreneurial venture! Participate in the creation of a business, become a pro at 
Bubble.io “no-code” software development, expand your professional network, and gain insight into how a business degree can help you reach your career goals.No technical experience is needed! Flexible time commitment: 2-4 hours per week, negotiable with EMBA students.
Event Information: It will take place on
January 15, 6-8 PM PT on Zoom.
Please see the program flyer and you can RSVP here.

Fishbowl Challenge
What: A 6-month intensive venture-building program for young college entrepreneurs.
About: Participants will work with students across the globe to build tech-based social ventures that combat issues in these 5 critical areas: Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, Education Technology, Healthcare, and Renewable Energy & Sustainability. Teams will receive the direct support and mentorship of world-class senior-level industry leaders all through the program. Up to $50,000 in seed funding will be allocated across the winning ventures to work on their ideas.
Application Information: Applications are now open! If you are interested please fill out the 
2022-2023 Fishbowl Challenge Interest Form to stay updated on application timelines, important events, and opportunities to join their workshops. More details can be found here: fishbowlchallenge.com.

Future Founders Startup Bootcamp
What: A free boot camp designed to help 18 to 30-year-olds turn ideas, passions, and side hustles into functioning businesses.
About: Participants gain access to workshops, mentorship, and resources covering topics ranging from customer discovery and finances to marketing, sales, and more. Startup Bootcamp kicks off in April 2022 and is open to any 18 to 30-year-olds who want to take their idea, hobby, or side hustle and turn it into a revenue-generating business.
Application Deadline: Learn more and apply by January 16
here. 

CGI U 2022 and Verizon Forward for Good Challenge
What: CGI U is looking for higher education students, undergraduate or graduate, who are addressing pressing challenges in five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
About: Students selected for CGI U’s programs will receive access to personalized mentorship, social impact programming, funding opportunities through CGI U partners, and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2022 virtual annual meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by January 21
here. 

DOE EnergyTech University Prize
What: A collegiate competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan
About: Student teams will compete for a total of $250,000 in cash prizes as they explore business opportunities for lab-developed or other high-potential energy technologies, assess commercialization opportunities through market analysis, and present a viable business plan to industry judges. Throughout the competition, you will receive mentorship and materials to help them succeed. 

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by January 31 here.

TCU 2022 Values and Ventures Competition
What: The nation’s premier undergraduate business competitions.
About: The competition boasts distinguished judges and mentors from among seasoned entrepreneurs, investment professionals, CEO’s and others. Throughout the two-day event, students will have opportunities to network with other like-minded students, faculty from across the globe and successful entrepreneurs and business professionals. Ventures submitted for the Values and Ventures® competition must be for-profit, values-centered enterprises. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by February 1
here.

VentureWell’s E-Team Grant Program
What:
Supports student-led science- and engineering-based teams in bringing their high-impact innovation out of the lab and into the market.
About: Every year, they award over $700,000 in non-dilutive E-Team grants to early-stage innovator teams who are developing scalable innovations that aim to solve a large social, health, or environmental challenge. Their 380+ alumni ventures have received over $470M in follow-on funding since taking part in the E-Team program.

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by February 2 here. 
 
Startup Fair LA
What:
Recruit talented and driven employees at Startup Fair LA for your start-ups. 
About: Bruin Entrepreneurs and Sigma Eta Pi are hosting their 9th annual flagship startup recruiting event, Startup Fair LA 2022, a career fair specific to LA-based startups. Startups will meet some of the best and brightest that UCLA has to offer to discuss potential full-time, part-time, or internship positions. 
Please reach out to startupfairla@gmail.com for further information on registering for this event!
Event Information: The event will take place from 5 pm to 8 pm PST on Friday, February 4, 2022, at UCLA’s Grand Ackerman Ballroom.

Agnostic Startup Accelerator
What: 14-week remote-first program is intended to achieve maximum acceleration for your company, industry, and growth-stage/needs.
About: The Long Beach Accelerator has graduated 12 cohort companies, 25% of which have received acquisition offers, and collectively raised over $4.5M in capital and earned over $1M in revenue since February 2021. Each month of the program startups will work on a specific component of the business with expert instructors, mentors, and other resources. Digital resource package worth approximately $500,000 and include services such as Amazon Web Services, Airtable, Stripe, Zoom, and many more. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by February 4
here.

Draper Competition
What: For undergraduate women seeking access to entrepreneurship opportunities, capital, and networks.

About: Virtual Info Sessions – Want to learn more about this year’s competition? Join us for one of our upcoming info sessions are on Monday 01/10: 1:30-2:00 p.m. (EST) and Wednesday 01/19: 1:30-2:00 p.m. (EST).
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by February 4
here.

UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition
What: Business competition featuring educational workshops and a cash prize competition, and will also help you grow as an entrepreneur and as a leader.
About: You will find opportunities to connect with fellow innovators, learn and apply business concepts in interactive educational workshops, build your team, grow your network—and compete for cash prizes. The competition will award more than $100,000 in prize money and in-kind prizes. Big Bang! runs November through May. The competition is designed for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with at least one founder affiliated with an institution of higher education within the State of California.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by January 19 Noon for early registration or February 10 for general registration 
here. 

WEEKLY READ



Engineering Entrepreneurship: Tips on turning campus opportunities into a startup
UCLA offers a myriad of pathways and resources for engineering students interested in entrepreneurship to take their ideas to the next level – including the resources we provide at Startup UCLA! Engineering PhD student Miles Lim and undergraduate computer science student Tristan Que are two Samueli students who recently grew their startups as part of the Startup Summer Accelerator Program. to learn more about the various ways through which UCLA engineering students can get involved in entrepreneurship, read more here.

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