Application Information

Program Schedule

May 1, 2013
Applications due

May 13-17, 2013
Interviews with lead candidates

June 1, 2013
mystartupXX program begins

Following review of applications, selected individuals will receive three months of intensive mentoring tailored to individual needs and one-on-one business coaching focused on validating the business idea and taking it to market. The teams will receive $3,000 for prototyping expenses.

Benefits for all Applicants

All applicants will be able to participate in mystartupXX educational workshops and seminars focused on various aspects of launching a startup - team building and leadership, performing a market assessment and obtaining customers' feedback, creating a value proposition, validating business models and understanding financing strategies needed to launch the business.

All applicants will be invited to mystartupXX networking events focused on building and expanding their networks of supporters and like-minded individuals.

All applicants will become members of the mystartupXX alumni organization focused on building a global network of female innovators, influencers and leaders of technology companies.

All applicants will be invited to the mystartupXX demo, where the mystartupXX teams will present their ideas to program supporters, gain access to potential investors and receive valuable feedback for next steps.

Eligibility
  • The program is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate or graduate female students with a business idea. A prototype is not required at the time of application.
  • The applicant has to be registered as a student at UC San Diego.
  • The applicant has to be willing to be the team leader. A team is not required at the time of application. The team leader will receive assistance with the team building process. The team may consist of male and female members. Preferably, the team members will be UC San Diego students.
  • If selected, the applicant has to be able to participate in all program activities and events, attend meetings with mentor(s), provide project updates and present at the mystartupXX demo.
Application
Please email your application to LRasochova@ucsd.edu . The application consists of:

Resume - One page maximum.

Personal statement - please describe why you want to participate in the mystartupXX program, any entrepreneurial experience you may have, what you expect to learn from your involvement and how important it is to your career goals - 300 words maximum.

Business idea description - describe your idea, its business potential, stage of development, team (if any) and how you would use the $3,000 prototyping funds - two pages maximum. Please do not provide any confidential or proprietary information.

Selection
Selection Process involves a review of all applications and interview with selected finalists. The interview may be conducted by phone or in person. Applicants will be notified by email.
Questions
Please contact Lada Rasochova, Ph.D., MBA, Director, California Institute for Innovation and Development and Managing Director, Rady Venture Fund, Rady School of Management at LRasochova@ucsd.edu or 858.926.8213­ or contact Rosibel Ochoa, Ph.D., Executive Director, von Liebig Center, at rochoaf@ucsd.edu or 858.822.6775­.