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 social entrepreneurship skills in the context of thinking critically to solve society's most pressing issues.

April 14:

9 am - 4 pm

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

  • needfinding
  • problem definition
  • idea generation
  • prototyping
  • and testing  

Global Ties project advisors and a team of subject experts will help facilitate the design process.


April 21:

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
  • crowdfunding
  • 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!