Summer Accelerator Demo Day registration is now live!

Summer Accelerator Demo Day registration is now live!
We are in the middle of August and we hope you are relaxing and staying safe! The Summer Accelerator Demo Day is getting closer – mark your calendars for September 9! UCLA is busy planning for students returning to campus.  We hope to see you soon!

😊 Be well 😊
Registration for the 2021 Summer Accelerator Demo Day is now live! Please join us in watching our 10 teams present their startups on September 9th from 4pm to 6pm. Register on Eventbrite here. Please note that once you register on Eventbrite you’ll see a Zoom registration link – you must also register on Zoom to gain access to the Demo Day webinar.
Please join us for a virtual Fireside Chat with John Tabis, founder of The Bouqs Company, next Tuesday, August 17th, from 5pm to 6pm. Register here.
Summer Accelerator teams had an exciting week six in the program! Our Tuesday Fireside Chat featured the amazing Kwanza Jones, CEO of SUPERCHARGED, who talked to teams about building a personal brand as an early-stage founder and discussed the ways in which she integrates innovation into her businesses through research and differentiation. Wednesday featured a social impact workshop led by Startup UCLA Venture Consultant Rachael Parker-Chavez, followed by individual team pitch prep and feedback from Summer Accelerator Director Robert Jadon and Professor Tim Groeling. Stay tuned for next week’s updates, and don’t forget to register for Demo Day!
Meet the CrewLAB team! The team is comprised of Dominic Pardini, Simon Hoadley, Tim Maytom, Marina Pardini, David Kerns, Peter Frederick, Jon Chou, and Bridget Hoadley – five of whom are UCLA alums. They’ve been working together on CrewLAB for over a year and are currently participating in the 2021 Summer Accelerator.

CrewLAB is on a mission to build better rowing teams by equipping coaches with tools that help them work smarter. The idea for CrewLAB arose when founders experienced the struggles of managing a rowing team while athletes/coaches at UCLA and could not find a solution on the market to fit their needs. Fitness apps like Strava focused on the individual rather than the team and management tools like G Suite were cumbersome and generic.

Today, CrewLAB is working with members of the rowing community to build a solution that helps coaches communicate training plans, understand athlete performance, and foster a strong sense of community in their team. So far during the Summer Accelerator, CrewLAB has been building out features on their app, running their LabCats rowing team using the CrewLAB app, and growing their customer base. Within the next year, they’d like to have several teams using the CrewLAB app and be making a positive impact on the rowing community.
Check out CrewLAB
MedTech Innovator is hiring a Marketing and Event Assistant!
MedTech Innovator is looking for someone who can support their day-to-day operations, including performing a variety of administrative, event planning, and communications tasks. The Marketing & Events Assistant will work closely with the Program Teams to execute regional pitch events, conference showcases, and virtual accelerator curricula. The position requires a bachelor’s degree with minimal experience. Learn more and apply
here. The company is recruiting actively. 

MAGICDATES’ is hiring a content creator!
Looking for an ambitious student who’s passionate about video creation including Reels and TikToks using current social media & cultural trends & industry-specific topics. You’ll work closely with the founder and gain mentorship on entrepreneurship and digital marketing. You may use this experience for college credits. A three-month commitment is requested with a monetary stipend with a longer commitment. The application deadline is 
August 15. Email with qualifications and interest.

Aptitud is looking for business development and marketing interns!
Aptitud, an elite fitness brand started during the COVID-19 pandemic is currently accepting business development and marketing interns! This startup is female-founded by UCLA alumna and went through the Startup UCLA summer accelerator, a Techstars summer fellowship, and is currently sold on Walmart (USA and Canada). Please email resumes to
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 here.

UCLA TDG Business of Bioscience Bootcamp
What: Free 5-week bioscience webinar
About: This weekly webinar, hosted by the UCLA Technology Group, will cover a variety of topics involving bioscience, from what you should know about drug development and the FDA review process to the basics of licensing university intellectual property to a startup. 

Event date: The webinar will take place every week on Fridays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm starting August 13th until September 10th. Register here to attend the whole program. 

2021 Women Founders Foundation Fellows Program
 Program to introduce college women to the world of investing and entrepreneurship 
About: After the WFN Fast Pitch Top 5 finalists are chosen, each team of two fellows and their mentor will be assigned a finalist company to analyze for its investment potential and prepare a due diligence report which they will present to the Junior Judges and Fast Pitch Judges. The mentors will be women angels and VCs. A $250 stipend will be given to all Fellows. They will also gain experience by learning about due diligence, studying a company, and presenting a live analysis.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by 
August 15th here. The program will take place in October 2021. 

Leap Venture Academy Bootcamp
What: The Bootcamp is a 4-day long, virtual startup program for underrepresented pet care entrepreneurs working on an early-stage idea or company.
About: The Bootcamp will include a variety of programming, ranging from workshops, 1:1 mentor office hours, and networking opportunities all geared towards helping your early-stage pet care startup achieve its key milestones.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by
August 15th here. 

BCP Tech Accelerator
What: The BCP tech accelerator is looking for innovative insurtech companies wanting to improve their client experience or increase the efficiency of the service team.
About: The panel of independent and expert judges will select the 5 participating companies for this year’s cohort, and those companies will be notified by the end of day Friday, August 27th. The winning cohort will be required to be in Kansas City for the first two weeks (9/20-10/1) and the last two weeks (11/1-11/12) of the program. The program will begin on September 20th and will conclude with a demo day on or around November 11, 2021. The program offers 35k investment, connections to investors, and most importantly connections to new sources of revenue.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by August 22nd

ASPIRE Program
What: Intensive 7-week program that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their venture
About: The ASPIRE Program is 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 here.

Berkeley Skydeck
What: One of the top global accelerators is accepting applications for their Batch 13 cohort.
About: Berkeley SkyDeck is open to startups
with at least one team member affiliated with any of the ten University of California campuses, or is based outside of the US. As a UC Berkeley program, SkyDeck offers access to university faculty and countless resources, a home base for startups to launch in the Valley, such as an unparalleled network of 350+ exceptional advisors/mentors. Startups selected into the Cohort Program will receive a $105K investment and the opportunity to pitch to over 750 investors at the Demo Day.
Application deadline: Learn
more and apply by September 5 here.  

Tech Bootcamp
What: Bootcamp held by INNOVATE@UCLA student group to help you understand the social issues as you diverge on multiple ideas to find the strongest solution to even build and validate it. 
About: A 6-week boot camp led by seasoned industry leaders to help you gain product development and project management skills. You will be using the Google Venture Design Thinking framework to address a problem of social good and learn the steps required to produce the outcomes that would benefit the local community. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by September 5

Up to Us
What: Up to Us gives students the tools to raise awareness about economic opportunities including helping them understand the fiscal challenges through different policy learning. 
About: It holds an annual competition to select teams from colleges and universities across the United States to receive training and funds to run tailored campus campaigns to educate their peers and inspire collective action. Prizes include $10,000 and paid trips to world-class conferences. 
Application deadline: Learn more and apply by September 15 

Founders Boost LA Fall 2021
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 

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 

Call for Code Case Study Competition
Call for Code is launching the Education Innovation Case Competition.
About: The competition targets both non-technical and technical university students alike worldwide, the Education Innovation Case Competition asks student teams to design and present a business plan for innovative, technological solutions that address a problem aligned to the Competition’s chosen theme: “A future of education that ensures accessible and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.” It will end with an exciting awards ceremony happening in early December.
Application deadline: Learn more and apply
here. The program will take place from late September to early November. 
Fil2R gets chosen as one of the finalists’ to the Meda’s fourth annual million-dollar challenge
Fil2R, which was part of the 2019 Summer Accelerator program, has been selected as one of the twelve finalists for Meda’s fourth annual million-dollar challenge. All the teams will be competing in the virtual Bootcamp for Successful Pitches. Meda is a nonprofit organization that has assisted more than 23,000 BIPOC entrepreneurs and helped start more than 500 BIPOC-owned, small businesses. In the past three years, 18 BIPOC businesses from around the country received financial awards worth of $3.8 million. Read more
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