New job opportunities, pitch competitions, & more!









New job opportunities, pitch competitions, & more!




Happy Thursday Bruins! 🥳
Have you heard? UCLA has been named the No. 1 public university for the fifth year in a row! This ranking is thanks to everyone in the UCLA community who helps make this university great – including you! 

With that said, we can’t wait to see you back on campus very soon. Be sure to follow us on Instagram so you know where to find us tabling during Week Zero 👀  The Startup UCLA coworking space will be open in just a few weeks! 🎉

WE’RE HIRING INTERNS!

Startup UCLA is hiring 1-2 paid student interns to assist with our programs: Blackstone LaunchPad, Bruin Impact, Faculty Innovation Fellows, & Summer Accelerator. We are looking for UCLA undergraduate students who are interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, and events, are comfortable working in a startup environment, and have some flexibility with schedule. Interns will work approximately 10+ hours per week and will be expected to be both team players and independent workers, manage multiple projects, and have great communication skills. 

Data/Website Intern: will update the website with event and news content, collect and analyze data, and support the launch of a new community platform. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with Airtable, Excel, Google Docs/Drive, and Slack, and have experience with data analytics and website creation/design/updates.
 
Social Media Marketing Intern: will analyze data from social media campaign performance, strategize and implement best practices for digital marketing, create social media posts and our email newsletter, and more. Ideal candidates will have graphic design experience, understand how to use Canva/Photoshop, have experience on social media platforms, and have excellent writing skills.

As UCLA transitions to on-campus activities this year, interns will be working primarily in-person at Covel Commons, Room 203 (one evening shift and one afternoon shift a week is required). Reception and monitoring space usage by students/student groups during evening and afternoon shift will be required. Tabling at events on campus will be required.

To apply: send your resume, a brief paragraph on why you want to work with Startup UCLA, fall school schedule, your availability to work (noting that 1 evening and 1 afternoon must be available at minimum) to startup@college.ucla.edu with the subject line “Startup UCLA Fall 2021 Intern” ASAP.

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

Circuit is seeking a Business Development Apprentice! 
Circuit is seeking a Business Development Apprentice to work alongside Circuit’s Los Angeles team to research target markets within Southern California and beyond. The business development focus will be research and support for business to business (B2B) and business to government (B2G) existing and potential clients. Example tasks include market research, researching targets based on location and demographic criteria, and identifying contacts within target locations. Additional tasks include, but are not limited to, research and support for government procurement and grant opportunities. The apprenticeship is a total of 240 hours, about 20 hours per week. All positions are remote and paid $15/hour. Candidates must live in Orange County and be considered low income. Submit a resume and cover letter to Alyssa Haerle at alyssa@ridecircuit.com by
September 22

ROSEN is seeking an Email Manager! 
At ROSEN, we’re creating the next generation of mass acne care. Research around acne + the customers have changed a ton since 1990, but the products haven’t. It’s time to change the way we think about breakouts. We’re looking for an organized, quick-responding, action-oriented person to manage our influencer email account. This role will include facilitating influencer posts, communicating updates with influencers and compiling influencer feedback. This Email Management position will manage the overall relationships and timely responses for our influencer and referral community. This is a part-time contractor role that requires 5-10 hours a week. If interested, email your resume and position of interest to Jamika Martin at jamika@rosenskincare.com

ROSEN is seeking a TikTok Manager! 
We’re looking for a creative, trend-aligned, results-driven person to manage our TikTok account. This role will include creating and scheduling all visual content, copywriting captions and comments, researching and staying on top of trends, and engaging with others on behalf of the ROSEN accounts. The TikTok Manager will manage the performance, growth and sales attributed to our TikTok account. We are looking for a part-time employee to join our team for this role. Additionally, we will have performance-based incentives, including: Flat rate bonuses for each viral post, revenue share in immediate boosted sales due to a high-performing post, and flate rate bonuses for substantial social media growth in both following and engagement. If interested, email your resume and position of interest to Jamika Martin at jamika@rosenskincare.com

ROSEN is seeking a Social Media Manager! 
We’re looking for a creative, trend-aligned, results-driven person to manage our Twitter and Instagram accounts. This role will include creating and scheduling visual content, copywriting captions and tweets, researching and staying on top of trends, and engaging with others on behalf of the ROSEN accounts. The Social Media Manager will manage the performance, growth and sales attributed to our Twitter and Instagram accounts. We are looking for a part-time employee to join our team for this role. Additionally, we will have performance-based incentives, including: Flat rate bonuses for each viral post, revenue share in immediate boosted sales due to a high-performing post, and flate rate bonuses for substantial social media growth in both following and engagement. If interested, email your resume and position of interest to Jamika Martin at jamika@rosenskincare.com

Emile Learning is looking for software engineers!
Emile Learning is building the Netflix of HS Education, where students can engage with their premium, short-form videos and earn high school and college credit. UCLA Anderson alum Co-Founder/President Michael Vilardo is looking for software engineers to start full-time as soon as possible, and/or target the July ’22 new grad class. Please directly email him at 
michael@hiemile.com or text him at 224-456-8915 for the fastest response. Learn more here.

OPPORTUNITIES

Founders Boost LA Fall 2021
What: 
Startup Boost is a global pre-accelerator program with a mission to lead pre-seed stage startups toward other accelerators, investments, and revenue
About: Each cohort takes place once per week over a 6 week time period, where speakers and mentors meet to work with promising pre-seed/seed-stage startups. The program is scheduled for a part-time weekly basis to create an iterative cycle of accountability and growth that maximizes and compounds the learnings and insights gained each week. The program culminates in a Demo Day.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
September 16 here.

Future Founders U.Pitch
What: A prestigious national elevator pitch competition where top collegiate founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.
About: A virtual competition, giving you a chance to win $10,000. Contestants will present their virtual pitches live to a panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders. In addition to the winners selected by our panel of judges, all participants will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award. The 2021 U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase will stream live globally on November 10.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 1
here. 

2021 Net Impact Consulting Challenge 
What:
Net Impact is seeking client applications!
About: In this three-week pro bono consulting engagement, nonprofit organizations and social enterprises can receive strategic and operational guidance from MBA students to address challenges in fiscal management, operations, marketing, and leadership transition. Prior projects have included: developing strategies for new revenue streams, aligning technology with the organization’s operations, and developing marketing strategies for target populations, to name a few.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 1
here.

XPRIZE Carbon Removal
What: A four-year competition aimed at tackling climate change by asking global innovators to develop solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. 
About: XPRIZE, organized by Musk Foundation, will be awarding $20 million dollars in the first year of the competition, so make sure to take advantage of this early funding for your carbon removal solution! 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 1 for the $5M Student Awards and December 1 for the $15M in Milestone Awards
here.

Wayfinder Incubator Program
What:
 Wayfinder Incubator at UCI Beall Applied Innovation connects UC-affiliated startups with a rich collection of no-cost resources needed to launch, grow and succeed.
About: The focus is on redefining the path of entrepreneurship education and the mindset of researchers. It is expected that your startup team has engaged with other entrepreneurial support resources available through UC schools, centers, and programs. Your team will be evaluated for fit based on progress goals, program expectations, and mentoring needs.

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 3 here. 

RevHub Incubation
What: RevHubOC supports social entrepreneurs find the resources, capital, and expertise they need to accelerate their mission over the 6-month program
About: Teams will receive education and content to help them reach their goals and measure impact, access to people and networks that augment resources and opportunities, and the financial support they need to start, grow and accelerate their venture. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 8 
here.

Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson
What: The Anderson Venture Accelerator offers a curated and immersive experience customized by vertical for early-stage startups. Approximately 10 companies are accepted per cohort.
About: The program runs once a year and offers one-on-one mentoring by UCLA Anderson alumni, weekly workshops that focus on the “how-to,” connections to capital, and regular networking events to engage with the Los Angeles startup ecosystem. Companies that participate in the cohort will have the opportunity to pitch and fundraise at the Venture Accelerator’s fall showcase. 

Application deadline: Learn more and apply by October 15 here. 

2021 Baylor New Venture Competition
What:
Win over $250,000 in cash and prizes as part of this business plan competition!
About: The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will host the eleventh annual Baylor New Venture Competition on March 24-26, 2022 at Baylor University’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. This business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate student created, managed and led ventures from across the globe. The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through: industry-specific mentorship towards sustainable business plans, exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators, and a chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by November 1
here

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Competition
What:
 Chapters and partners of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) will host competitions at the local and national levels, which will serve as qualifying events in the competition journey to the GSEA Global Finals.
About: You must be enrolled  in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application atleast part-time. You must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of your student business. Your student business must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application generating income.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by February 24 here.

WEEKLY READ

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! In the spirit of recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States over the next month, check out the LA Times’ list of 60 Hispanic and Latino businesses in the Los Angeles area that you should know about and support here. Coming out of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support our local small businesses. Be sure to check out these local Latino entrepreneurs!

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