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


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

Center for Energy Research
Clinical & Translational Research Institute
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Department of Pathology

Department of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiology
Department of Structural Engineering
Department of Surgery
Geosciences Research Division
Institute of Engineering in Medicine
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Jacobs School of Engineering

Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind
Moores Cancer Center
Office of Innovation and Commercialization
Qualcomm Institute
Rady School of Management
San Diego Supercomputer Center
School of Global Policy & Strategy
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Shiley Eye Institute
Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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