Events

CIED hosts and cohosts several events and also promotes non-CIED entrepreneurial events in the region. Check out what’s on offer.

    Workshops and Special Events

  • NAB PILOT Innovation Challenge

    NAB PILOT is awarding $120K to six winners who submit their ideas before September 22. ANYONE interested in media, broadcasting, journalism, entrepreneurship, and innovation are welcome to participate ....
  • IDEA Hub Open House

    IDEA Hub, UCSC’s collection of incubator spaces for social and creative enterprise, hosts an open house with presentations by its fall cohort of fellows on October 11 ...
  • Westly Prize

    The Westly Foundation awards four $30,000 prizes to social change-makers under age 28 who attend school or have a permanent home in California. Apply by October 15, 2017....
  • Funding Your Entrepreneurial Idea

    Sue Carter, director of CIED, leads this workshop on where to find and how to get funding for your entrepreneurial idea on November 1 ...
  • Resources for Graduate Entrepreneurs and Innovators

    Sue Carter, director of CIED, leads this workshop for graduate students only on where to find and how to get funding for your entrepreneurial idea on November 3 ...

  • Competitions

  • Slug Tank Pitch Slam

    The 3rd annual student business-pitch competition returns renamed as Slug Tank Pitch Slam on November 29 ...
  • CruzHacks

    CruzHacks 2018 is the renamed Hack UCSC coding hackathon, the long-standing largest on the California central coast. It returns for its 5th iteration—2nd as a student-organized event—to Porter/Kresge Dining Hall January 19-21 ...
  • Business Design Showcase

    The 6th annual Business Design Showcase happens again at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara on April 18, 2018. Check out the 2017 winners! ...

  • Santa Cruz Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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    Santa Cruz New Tech Meetups

    Santa Cruz New Tech Meetups offer opportunities to learn about new technology startups in the Santa Cruz region ...