Thank you!

An event like this wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and community partners, who help bring together the San Diego entrepreneurial community.

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Part of UC San Diego’s Office of Research Affairs, the Office of Innovation and Commercialization has established a campus-wide innovation platform to build a systemic and sustainable innovation culture, to create a vibrant regional ecosystem, and to accelerate the commercialization of campus inventions.

Entrepreneur Challenge is a 10-year-old, student-run, non-profit organization that supports student entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 at UCSD, The Entrepreneur Challenge has supported student entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources and tools to successfully grow their businesses. This includes bringing in distinguished guest speakers for events, holding an annual elevator pitch competition, hosting workshops to refine their pitch, and an annual $200,000 Pitch Challenge.

IPO Sponsors

Series B Sponsors

Series A Sponsors

Seed Sponsors

University Sponsors

University Sponsors

Special thanks to our lead university sponsors:

Council of Provosts

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Jacobs School of Engineering

Rady School of Management
Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs

With critical support from:

Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Center for Energy Research
Center for Memory and Recording Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Department of Education Studies
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Department of NanoEngineering
Department of Pediatrics

Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychology
Department of Radiology
Qualcomm Institute
San Diego Supercomputer Center

To explore sponsorship opportunities for this unique event, please contact us.