November 16, 2015 - Revised December 22, 2015
The Office of Innovation and Commercialization and The Basement are partnering in the UC San Diego innovation ecosystem to challenge students to be creative and engage in entrepreneurship to enhance their readiness for today's global economy.
Do you have a cool idea for a new app, a new gadget, or a new solution to a problem? Not sure how to get started? Put a team together (up to four currently enrolled undergrads) and win funding to get your idea off the ground by entering the UC San Diego Proof of Concept (PoC) Competition. The cash prize for the first round is up to $2,000. Winners who go on to the next round of competition can get up to $3,000 in additional funding.
Proposals will be evaluated on level of innovation, commercial potential, competitive advantage, and use of PoC funds. Winning teams get help with prototype development and secure a presentation slot at The Basement Demo Day on April 28, 2016. Put on your entrepreneur caps and get started!
How to Apply:
Your proposal should include answers to the following questions (1/2
page max for each answer):
For more information and to submit proposals go to:
Deadline for proposals WAS 12/23/15. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016, 11:00 PM