The UCI New Venture Competition offers UCI students, staff members, and researchers the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund their business idea all within seven months. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in prize money!

You have full control over what you create. We connect you with other students, provide you with the tools to transform your idea into a concept, and even match you with industry mentors to develop your concept into a solution. Teams submit a 3-page concept paper in February and those chosen as semi-finalists build a pitch deck and present their idea to the judges in May!

Following the success of the Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition, the Blum Center is sponsoring the Social Enterprise Track within the New Venture Competition.

Learn more about New Venture on the Beall Center website.



Not sure whether your innovation is a good fit for the Social Enterprise Track? Want to know more about how to apply? Meet with one of the Blum Center’s staff to discuss your idea.

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