Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Student Life = Entrepreneur Life

UC San Diego are taking their career prospects into their own hands...literally. They are commercializing technologies, starting companies, and generally making futures for themselves and for many more people. One of the central events to the entrepreneurial culture that has grown strong over the past few years is the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge.

More info below on the June 1, 2009 event:

Students at the University of California, San Diego will be vying for $80,000 in prizes that will be awarded on June 1st at the culminating event of the 3rd Annual UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition. The event, open to the public, will take place at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla from 6-8pm and will host the premier gathering of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, business professionals, and students from throughout the San Diego area. Five teams that have been selected from over 70 that entered the competition at the beginning of the academic year will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to an all star panel of live judges including Rady School and SDSU business school deans Bob Sullivan and Gail Naughton, CONNECT CEO Duane Roth, President of the Foundation for Enterprise Development Mary Ann Beyster, and powerhouse investors Larry Bock and Leo Spiegel. The top three teams will be awarded a total of $40,000 in unrestricted cash prizes as well as $30,000 in services awarded by DLA Piper, a world class leading legal firm specializing in intellectual property and early phase start-ups. The remaining $10,000 cash will be divided to the winners of the competition’s subcategories: IT/High Tech, Biotech/Life Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship, Clean Tech, and a dedicated category for undergraduate participants. RSVP is required. RSVP at

Dany Kitishian
CEO, UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge
(318) 278 7555

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