Participate in mystartupXX!

What is mystartupXX?

The mission of mystartupXX is to nurture the next generation of founders and technology companies through mentorship, education and funding.

The mystartupXX program is a one-of-its-kind accelerator that was created to increase and encourage diversity in entrepreneurship. Participants take part in mystartupXX workshops focused on various aspects of launching startups – team building, 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. Each startup works with a mentor and meet regularly with advisors to monitor and encourage their progress.

Who can participate?

The program is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, as well as recent alumni, with a business idea. A prototype is not required at the time of application.

The applicant has to be willing to be the team leader. The team leader will receive assistance with the team building process. A team is not required at the time of application however each team should have a woman in a leadership role. Diversity on the team is encouraged. 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.

Up to 10 teams per year are accepted into the mystartupXX program. Prototype is not required at the time of application and teams with ideas in all stages of development are welcome to apply. All applicants and alumni have access to the growing mystartupXX alumni network and are invited to networking events.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 program. Apply online at https://www.f6s.com/mystartupxx2016-2017/apply The deadline to apply is November 13th!

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