Social Entrepreneurship

CIED supports faculty, students, and staff interested in pursuing innovations for improving the prosperity of diverse societies. Students interested in social entrepreneurship should check out the following programs:

IDEA-Hub-Logo.pngIDEA Hub, under aegis of CIED, is a campus-wide initiative for students, created to spread social and creative entrepreneurship at UC Santa Cruz. A network of incubation facilitites, fellowships, seminars, workshops, and mentorships provides students space to think critically about the challenges facing society and propose pathways for meaningful intervention.

Everett Program LogoThe Everett Program focuses on educating and inspiring UC Santa Cruz students to use digital tools and social entrepreneurship skills to advance social justice and promote sustainability. 

Blum Center

The UC Santa Cruz Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise and Participatory Governance investigates, analyzes, educates, and trains students, scholars, and practitioners in mechanisms, policies, and practices to facilitate properly scaled, innovative, and effective institutional management and operation.



Imagine K12 LogoImagine K12 provides up to $100,000 in funding to companies focused on improving K-12 educational outcomes.