|Future Founders Fellowship
What: A year-long program designed to accelerate the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and their businesses.
About: Fellowship brings together an elite group of young founders who have generated over $139M in revenue, raised $86M in the capital, and created 1,000+ jobs. The fellowship will provide a lifelong community of support, access to mentorship, skill-building, retreats, and much more. The Fellowship begins in February 2022 and is open to 18 to 30-year old entrepreneurs.
Deadline: Learn more and apply by December 31 here.
Rice Business Plan Competition
What: Startup competition for student founders to pitch to investors, receive feedback, and advance their startups.
About: With access to mentors, real-world experience and investment opportunities, the Rice Business Plan Competition helps student founders stay on target and realize their potential. Since inception in 2011, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes. The tracks for the competition include Sustainability, Hard Tech, Life Sciences, Digital Experiences, and Consumer Services. The competition will take place on April 7-9, 2022 at Rice University.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by January 1 here.
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.
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.
E-Team Grant Program
What: It supports student-led science- and engineering-based teams from across the nation 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 the early-stage innovator teams who are developing scalable innovations that aim to solve a large social, health, or environmental challenge. Over the past two decades, VentureWell has provided over $10M in grants to more than 450 entrepreneurial teams. Their 380+ alumni ventures have received over $470M in follow-on funding since taking part in the E-Team program. Also, gain mentorship and training resources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.