Events

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

    Special Events

  • Big Ideas at Berkeley Contest Information Session

    Learn how to enter the Big Ideas at Berkeley Contest from Phillip Denny, director of Big Ideas, and Parul Wadhwa, UCSC innovation ambassador ...

  • Zentrepreneurship Symposium Series

    Join Toby Corey, serial entrepreneur, for his Zentrepreneur Symposium Series of speakers, starting October 11 ...
  • IDEA Hub Open House

    Learn about CIED’s IDEA Hub, its incubation spaces and their directors, and about student social and creative enterprises under development with IDEA Hub funding ...
  • CIED Information Meeting

    Learn about how CIED can support your entrepreneurial idea, about the IDEA Hub, and about how to enter Slug Tank ...

  • Competitions

  • Slug Tank

    The 4th annual student business-pitch competition returns to Kresge Town Hall on November 30 ...
  • Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise

    The 2nd annual Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise featured student-led businesses receiving funding from the IDEA Hub ...
  • Business Design Showcase

    The 6th annual Business Design Showcase returned to the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara on April 18, 2018. Check out the winners! ...
  • CruzHacks

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

  • 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 ...

  • Affiliated Events

  • TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics 2018

    TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics happened at UC Berkeley on May 11 ...