Resources for Students

For courses below with a course number, please check with the UCLA Registrar Class Schedule for availability and registration requirements.

Anderson School of Management


  • 180 Series:
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation (4)
  • Business Plan Development (4)
  • Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (4)
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing and New Product Development (4)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting (4)
  • 298D (W): Special Topics in Management – Technology Commercialization and Innovation
  • This course is open to graduate students from the professional schools and scientific departments on campus



  • 110 – Introduction to Technology Management and Economics for Engineers (4)
  • 111 – Introduction to Finance and Marketing for Engineers (4)
  • 112 – Laboratory to Market, Entrepreneurship for Engineers (4)
  • 113 – Product Strategy (4)
  • Bioengineering:
  • C172/272 – Design of Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools (4)
  • 298 – From Bench to Bedside: How to Develop and Commercialize New Products (4)



  • 106E – Economics of Entrepreneurship (4)
  • 106T – Economics of Technology and E-Commerce (4)
  • 173 A&B – Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (4)

Molecular and Medical Pharmacology


  • 286/287 – Business of Science: Exploring Entrepreneurship (4)
Lowell Milken Institute Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs

Lowell Milken Institute Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs

The Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs is a business plan competition for teams of UCLA students. The prize is $100,000.

  • Open to: All UCLA students
  • Team Registrations Open October 30, 2015
  • Team Registrations Due January 29, 2016
  • Business Plans Due March 18, 2016
  • Judging and Finalist Presentations in March-April 2016
Code for the Mission

Code for the Mission

An app competition to encourage the UCLA community to develop mobile apps (both native and web-based) that further UCLA’s mission of Research, Education and Service. There are 3 contest categories that match UCLA’s 3tiered mission. Hosted by The Office of Intellectual Property and the Office of Information Technology.

  • Open to: All UCLA faculty, staff, and students
  • Team Registrations Due May 29, 2015
  • Final Entries Due August 31, 2015
  • Winners announced at MMWCON on September 17, 2015

LA Hacks

LA Hacks a Hackathon co-hosted by Sigma Eta Pi and Bruin Entrepreneurs

  • Open to: All UCLA students (targeted to undergrads)
  • When: Yearly in April
  • Location: Pauley Pavillion, UCLA
Startup UCLA

Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator

A ten-week program where teams are exposed to top entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in web-related topics. At the end of the summer, you pitch your company to our growing network of local entrepreneurs and investors.

  • Open to: All UCLA students and recent alumni
  • Application Deadline: Yearly in March
  • Program Timeframe: July – September

Student Entrepreneur Venture Competition

Student Entrepreneur Venture Competition hosted by the Institute for Technology Advancement at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Open to: All UCLA Students (Teams must include at least one UCLA Engineering student and one UCLA Business student)
  • Schedule:
    • Team formation: Sept-Feb
    • Executive summary due: Start of Spring quarter
    • Final presentations: End of May

BSC Venture Competition

The most promising Venture Teams are accepted into the annual Venture Competition for an opportunity to receive $30,000 in proof-of-concept funding and other support to further their technologies towards commercialization. With the guidance of industry mentors, teams complete a comprehensive market analysis and pitch their business plans to investors. A panel of judges representing academic and non-academic sectors assesses the venture pitches and chooses a winner to receive the seed-funding prize.

  • Open to: Any and Everyone
  • When: Finalists Presentations in Mid-May

Knapp Venture Competition

Knapp Venture Competition hosted by the Entrepreneur Association at the UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Open to: All UCLA Students (Teams must include at least one Anderson MBA student)


First Look West (FLoW) funded by the Department of Energy (DoE)

  • Open to: Any student attending accredited universities and community colleges in the US (at least one member has to be a US citizen)

Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Program

Startup UCLA’s summer accelerator provides a workspace, guidance, legal services and mentors to early-stage companies.


CNSI Technology Incubator

The CNSI Technology Incubation Program is an innovative resource with a mission to foster the growth of entrepreneurial start-up companies and early stage technology research projects that originate at UCLA.


Bruin Entrepreneurs Incubator Program

Founded in 2013, Bruin Entrepreneurs’ core mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship among UCLA undergraduates by providing resources, networking, and guidance.

BSC Venture Team Program

BSC Venture Teams work closely with UCLA inventors and the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research to aid the technology transfer process. Venture Teams are comprised of four to five graduate students or postdoctoral researchers from Medicine, Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering, Business, and Law as well as an industry or faculty mentor. This partnership offers students a unique opportunity to learn how people from different disciplines view and address problems.

EA Create Conference

Annual conference hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Entrepreneur Association, and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and open to MBA students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors, and a broad array of business executives and professionals for a day of sharing around current topics in entrepreneurship, critical business skills, and emerging opportunities.

EA Business Creation Resources


    • eLabs

Entrepreneurship Labs (eLabs) is an opportunity for students to pitch their business ideas and get constructive feedback in a fun and supportive environment. The program is aimed both at students of UCLA, and researcher/faculty developing new technologies at UCLA seeking to develop a business ideas. Sessions are held every other week.

    • Tech Transfer

The Tech Transfer program provides EA members a way to connect with other UCLA research centers, faculty, alumni and industry professionals to explore new entrepreneurial ideas.

    • Sample Business Plans

Business plans of Knapp Venture Competition finalists available through the Price Center at Anderson.
Contact Angela Klein with requests.


Italia Innovation Program

Make your summer unforgettable with a month-long full-immersive learning experience in Italy: a unique entrepreneurial journey where Italian companies will challenge international undergraduate and graduate talented students to lead the innovation of their business and productive models. Participants will receive the mentorship of a unique team of experts and professors, as well as business journalists and Italian entrepreneurs and business leaders. Company visits, industry insights, hands-on lectures, inspirational talks and up-to-date tools, like Design Thinking, Corporate Law and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Design Labs will foster the industry understanding and boost the project works.

UCLA Venture Capital Fund

The UCLA Venture Capital Fund is a community of UCLA alumni and friends whose core purpose is to support and promote entrepreneurship at UCLA. The VC Fund mentors faculty and students, fosters the growth of UCLA companies, and connects entrepreneurs with an interest in UCLA. Members have the opportunity to advise campus entrepreneurship initiatives, raise funds for UCLA start-ups, and ultimately to advance UCLA as one of the top entrepreneurial universities in the nation.

Additional Potential Funding Sources





UCLA Alumni Mentor Program

  • Will have an ‘entrepreneurship’ module to opt-into for 2014-2015 (applications available September 2014)

Bruin Entrepreneurs Incubator

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship at UCLA

Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Program

Startup UCLA’s summer accelerator provides a workspace, guidance, legal services and mentors to early-stage companies

Startup UCLA Office Hours with Robert Jadon

Startup UCLA hosts this event from 6 – 8 pm in the Startup UCLA Accelerator Room (4317 Public Affairs)

UCLA Venture Capital Fund Fellows Program

Aspiring undergraduate entrepreneurs learn and network with hot startups during the UCLA Venture Capital Fund Fellows Program


  • Selective mentorship and peer-exchange program for Anderson MBAs only


BruinView™ grants one-stop access to hundreds of jobs and internships as well as access to other essential employment, internship and graduate school resources.
Hosted by the UCLA Career Center exclusively for UCLA students and eligible alumni.


Intern at a startup or tech company in LA

UCLA Venture Capital Fund / Startup UCLA Fellows Program

Aspiring undergraduate entrepreneurs learn and network with hot startups during the UCLA Venture Capital Fund Fellows Program

UCLA Engineering Internship/Job/Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Find internships and entry-level opportunities

UCLA College/Sharpe Fellows Internship Program

This program is designed to bring together top employers with our brightest undergraduate students

Local Tech Opportunities

  • Provided by Startup UCLA

EA Winter Career Fair

  • Hosted by the Entrepreneur Association exclusively for EA members

Internship Opportunities with UCLA Entrepreneur Groups

Startup UCLA

Startup UCLA Accelerator Graduates

Class of 2012 Startups
Class of 2013 Startups
Class of 2014 Startups


UCLA Venture Capital Fund Investment Successes

These exciting companies all have been founded by or invested in by UCLA alumni or are based on UCLA research


UCLA Startups

These companies all got their start by licensing intellectual property developed in the labs at UCLA


Entrepreneur of the Month

The Entrepreneur Association’s Entrepreneur of the Month highlights a new entrepreneur every month through their blog.


Biotech Connection Los Angeles

Connecting LA's Academic and Healthcare Domains
Bruin Entrepreneurs Primary Logo

Bruin Entrepreneurs

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship at UCLA

Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs

Facilitating entrepreneurship among students interested in improving healthcare.

California NanoSystems Institute

Encouraging university collaboration with industry
EA Full

Entrepreneur Association

To encourage entrepreneurial thinking through experiential learning
Net Impact

Net Impact

UCLA's Home for Social Entrepreneurship

Sigma Eta Pi Co-Ed Entrepreneurship Fraternity

Professionalism, Innovation, and Brotherhood
Startup UCLA featured

Startup UCLA

Connecting UCLA students with LA's digital startup scene

Technical Entrepreneurial Community (TEC)

We make your transition from idea to reality more realizable

Represent LA

An interactive map of LA with startups, investors, and resources

(310) Entrepreneurs

List of co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators

Tech CEO Network

Local management talent

Tech Coast Angels

Local angel investor network


Online platform for startups

Startup LA

Collection of resources

Built In Los Angeles

Local online platform for startups

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

Encouraging the growth and success of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures in Southern California