Have a Wonderful Juneteenth Weekend!

Have a Wonderful Juneteenth Weekend!
Despite it being summer vacation, Fridays still have a special place in our hearts. The UC system will be commemorating Juneteenth next Monday, and we hope that everyone has a wonderful 3-day weekend!
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Brand Socialite Social Media Marketing Intern
Brand Socialite is a two-sided marketplace where brands can book high-rated talent and manage entire events in one place, using matchmaking technology to fill shifts in real-time with promotional models, bartenders, servers, photographers, etc. They connect businesses with high-quality, reliable, pre-screen professional talent who enjoy a flexible schedule while earning extra income. Their ideal candidate will have an eye for clean and artful visual design, deep exposure to modern social media marketing designs and long-term campaigns, videography and photography skills, and be extremely familiar with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Sapchat and TikTok. Please send your resume to 
info@brandsocialite.com. Link to full job description: Social Media Marketing Intern

Drink Lyte is hiring a brand ambassador! 
We’re looking for a couple of enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to represent DrinkLyte out in Los Angeles at various events as a Field Brand Ambassador! Job duties include: Handing out DrinkLyte Samples at 2-3 events per week in Los Angeles, educating people about the product and its benefits, getting people to share their DrinkLyte experience on social media, assisting the founder with organizing events and field sampling, and taking photos and videos at events to post on social media. This is a part-time position (5-10 hours per week) that will pay $13 an hour. No experience necessary. To apply, please email your resume to victoria@drinklyte.co

Human-Centered Design Class
About: Want to learn about prototyping over summer? Enroll in this free course taught by world-renowned designers at IDEO to learn about turning your idea into a tangible product or service at a low-cost and risk-averse way!
Application Deadline: Enroll today here.

Amazon Black Business Accelerator 
 Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support.
Application deadline: Learn more
here. Applications for grants will open on July 1st!

Nucleate Bio Info Session July 8th
Nucleate Bio is a nonprofit student-led bio entrepreneurship program that facilitates the formation of life science ventures
About: Nucleate Bio connects early-career scientists (PhDs, postdocs & research scientists) with business students and provides them with a structured educational framework and one-on-one mentorship that leverages our world-class network & resources. Participants will meet potential co-founders, pitch their ideas to industry experts and venture capital funds, and gain opportunities for non-dilutive funding & perks. They are holding an info session for others to meet the Nucleate Bio team, learn more about the program, and prepare for the application process. Join their info session on July 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM PT.

GSV Startup Bootcamp III
What: 7-week sprint to build confidence, capabilities, connections, and courage
About: This 7-week bootcamp (July 12-August 27) for aspiring entrepreneurs will allow you to hear from world-class speakers, learn about real-world case studies, and conceptualize your startup. Participants will also have the opportunity to pitch their startup at the end of the bootcamp.
Application deadline: Learn more and register today here.

WeTHRIVE Summer 2021 Cohort 
What: 8-week program for women business leaders
About: WeTHRIVE was designed to help WBEs survive the uncertainty of today and grow and thrive for the future. As part of this program, WBEs will attend virtual learning sessions with their track across five disciplines (Leadership & Communication, Financial Management, Business Strategy, Operations & Human Resources, and Marketing & Sales). WBEs should plan to commit about 3 to 4 hours per week to participate in weekly two-hour courses from leading instructors and 3 to 4 peer group sessions to network, collaborate, and connect with WBE peers. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by July 12th

VentureWell E-Team Grant Program
 Supports dedicated science- and engineering-based student teams from across the nation in bringing their high-impact innovation out of the lab and into the market
About: The program is seeking early-stage student teams who are on the path to launching science and tech innovations with a positive social, health, or environmental impact. Selected teams can unlock up to $25,000 in grant funding, along with sponsored entry into their Early-Stage Innovator Training Program.
Application deadline: Learn more
here. Applications will open late July.

SEED Lab Pre-Accelerator
8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs
About: SEED Lab is an 8-month pre-accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs. Developed in partnership with the University of California Riverside Extension, it aims to tap the deep reservoir of unrecognized talent within marginalized and under-served communities and support their efforts to identify and develop pioneering paths out of inherited problems that have buried and muffled those voices. The program is designed to support the implementation of visionary ideas into similarly powerful tools to generate social impact, deepen civic engagement, and bring about empowerment and sustainable change.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 1st 

SCALE Fall 2021 Cohort
What: 13-week program for early-stage aerospace startups
About: SCALE is designed to inspire a generation of students, entrepreneurs, and investors to pursue entrepreneurship for the development and advancement of novel technologies with aerospace applications and to build businesses here in Los Angeles. Each team selected for the program will receive personalized instruction and engage with potential corporate clients and investors. The program is designed to help teams set milestones, develop products, find the market fit and get customer traction, and secure the next round of funding. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 13th 

ASPIRE Program
What: Intensive 7-week program that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their venture
About: They are seeking seed-stage medtech companies to help pinpoint fundraising needs and develop the deal room materials needed to back up their ask. During this 7-week virtualized program, teams will spend one-on-one time with mentors-in-residence, including VentureWell staff and active investors, as they prepare for investment conversations. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 23rd

Last Thursday, President Biden signed a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday. Few holidays have made their way onto the calendars of companies with the same speed and purposefulness. Last year, brands ranging from Adobe to the NFL declared Juneteenth a paid holiday.

For many business owners, the question isn’t whether to celebrate the historical event, but how. While time off is the most common way to honor the day, many businesses are going a step further.

Read more about how brands are commemorating Juneteenth here.

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