Social Entrepreneurship Event, Entrepreneur Outlook Survey & Summer Internships!

Social Entrepreneurship Event, Entrepreneur Outlook Survey & Summer Internships!
☀️Happy week eight, Bruins! ☀️
You’re in the homestretch of spring quarter! With midterms, finals, and summer internships starting soon, this time of year can be very stressful. Follow along with the gif above to practice your deep breaths during stressful times. You got this! 
Interested in social entrepreneurship? Have an idea for a social venture? Want to work in social impact? This event is for you!
Learn from a panel of seasoned experts about their social impact work and journeys to success, then join a series of short small group mentoring sessions with each panelist where you can ask questions, get specific feedback and network with like-minded students.

This event will take place
May 20th (today!) from 5-6:30pm. Register for it here
Please join Startup UCLA in celebrating UCLA undergraduate students who are creating for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprises. Students will pitch their latest innovations and share the importance of being research-driven to inform and shape the development of their business. Professor Tim Groeling, UCLA Department of Communication and co-founder of Startup UCLA will moderate this virtual event for Undergraduate Research Week.

This event will take place 
May 26th at 1pm – register here. Check out all programming for the UCLA Undergraduate Research Week, which will take place between May 24th and 28th, here
Are you a US-based student entrepreneur? If so, LaunchPad wants to hear from you! Complete the 2021 Student Entrepreneurial Outlook Survey by May 28th here
Brand Socialite is seeking 5 interns! 
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. We connect businesses with high-quality, reliable, pre-screen professional talent who enjoy a flexible schedule while earning extra income. Brand Socialite is seeking interns in 5 areas:
Business Development Intern, Social Media Marketing Intern, UI/UX Designer, Web/App User Interface/Experience Market Researcher, and Web Developer. Role descriptions are linked. To apply, please send your resume to

Sunga Life is seeking interns!
Sunga Life is a men’s and women’s lifestyle brand that is all about Freedom. The company was founded by a Navy SEAL with the initial dream to bring Brazilian style swimwear to the USA. Now the company offers a variety of athletic apparel and is managed by two UCLA MBA candidates, one of which is the founder. Sunga Life is looking for someone interested in a variety of e-commerce projects. The company is small, so you’d work directly with the owners and they would find projects that best align with your own professional goals. Projects may include updating Shopify site and product pages, marketing, affiliate management, social media, advertising, or finance/accounting. If you’re interested, please send a short intro of what skills you’re trying to improve and your CV (Bullet list or a specific niche project is fine) to

Big Ideas Contest is seeking 2021 Innovation Ambassadors! 
The Big Ideas Contest is looking for people passionate about social change and entrepreneurship to be Innovation Ambassadors at each UC campus! Big Ideas is a UC-wide, early-stage entrepreneurship program that provides the platform for students to create, build, fund and scale their social ventures. The IA role consists of the following work streams: Network identification and engagement, Outreach, Events, and Student advising. 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply
UCLA Social Enterprise Academy Venture Showcase
Three teams representing local nonprofit organizations will pitch their business ventures for up to $30,000 in funding. Audience members will also have the chance to select the recipient of the Audience Favorite Award of $5,000.
Event date: This event will take place
May 27th at 5pm. Register here

Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 
Win $100K of equity-free prize money! 
About: Perks of Startup Battlefield include weeks of free training with the TechCrunch team to perfect your pitch, global exposure thanks to a worldwide virtual audience, complimentary benefits and perks, and the champion will claim $100K. Any early-stage startup founder with an MVP – regardless of category or geographic location – is eligible to apply. 
Application deadline: Apply to compete by
May 27th at 11:59pm. TechCrunch Disrupt will take place September 21-23. Learn more and apply here

Pasadena Angels Volunteer Program 
Volunteer opportunity for MBA students, law students, or exceptional junior or senior undergraduate students 
Pasadena Angels is always looking for energetic volunteers who are driven by innovation and want to make real contributions to our entrepreneurial culture. This exciting 3-month opportunity will provide exposure to the process, mechanics and community of early stage investing and may include real-world functions such as deal sourcing, due diligence, portfolio tracking, branding and awareness, marketing, events and recruitment. Interested students are encourage to learn more and apply to our Volunteer Program here

Activate Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson
2-month incubator for startups in the idea or prototype stage 
About: This program is designed to help first-time founders validate problem-solution fit, determine customer segment, and product-market fit. Experts host 20 hours of workshops on three needs for companies at ideation, including: customer development, branding and marketing, financial modeling, and product development.
Application deadline: Registration closes May 31. Register here

Women Founders Network 2021 Fast Pitch Competition
Win $40K+ in cash prizes and $100K+ in professional services!
About: This unique opportunity provides female founders with valuable leadership, coaching, and in-kind sponsorships that allow top women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that sharpens their plans to scale their companies and makes their business more appealing to Angel and VC investors. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by June 1

Innovate@UCLA’s 2021 Spring Quarter Tech Bootcamp Demo Day 
Teams from Innovate@UCLA’s Young Tech Professionals Tech Bootcamp will showcase their social impact project pitches! 
About: Student teams have been working on their projects since the beginning of April. Industry professionals coached the students and guided them through the solution implementation. Speakers and other experts were also brought in each week to educate the students on digital and business topics such as Design Thinking, Data Analytics, UI/UX Fundamentals, How to Pitch, etc. Projects center on four themes: CleanTech, EdTech, HealthTech, and SmartCityTech. 
Event date: This event will take place on June 2nd from 6:30pm to 9pm. Register
15 Well-Known Businesses Started by Asian Entrepreneurs
At least 1.9 million businesses are owned by Asian Americans in the United States, and new businesses are started daily. Despite growing numbers, many Asian Americans have to overcome various challenges to find success, from language barriers to financial uncertainty. Even with all of these obstacles, Asian American entrepreneurs are continuously contributing to and often dominating and shaping the business world in many markets. From IT companies to beauty brands to social media sites, here are 15 inspiring Asian entrepreneurs who started well-known businesses around the world. Read more 
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