Daily Schedule

The Social Innovation Sprint is a collaboration between UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management, with the goal of teaching university and high school students essential design thinking and entrepreneurial skills in the context of thinking critically to solve society's most pressing issues.

January 20:

9 am - 4 pm

Day 1 of the challenge covers the theme of design thinking in which participants will utilize skills and principles of the design process including:

  • understanding
  • observing
  • defining
  • ideating
  • prototyping
  • and testing  

Global Ties project advisors will help facilitate the design process.


January 27:

9 am - 2 pm

Day 2 of the challenge engages participants in entrepreneurial thinking. They will learn and apply skills such as

  • marketing
  • segmentation
  • break-even analysis
  • effective communication
  • and pitch prep

Pitch coaches will support students in crafting their presentations.


  • Teams pitch their social innovation ideas to a panel of expert judges
  • UC San Diego certificates awarded

2 pm - 4 pm


lunch and drinks will be provided!