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prizes

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Third Prize

The third prize winning team receives

a 1-hr marketing and business development consultation from UpEffect

Typically reserved for social entrepreneurs accepted to crowdfund on the UpEffect platform, this personalized session with the UpEffect team will help students create the necessary foundation for a financially sustainable company, as well as effectively generate and measure impact in their target communities.

UpEffect is a crowdfunding and support platform for companies dedicated to improving lives and the planet. The platform has launched products ranging from solar cookstoves to clean drinking water systems, and from ethical fashion brands to eco-friendly carry bags. To date, UpEffect boasts a100% success rate at securing funding for all their campaigns

 

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Second Prize

The second prize winning team receives

a 1-hr marketing and business development consultation from UpEffect

AND 4 hours of dedicated startup & operations mentorship from serial entrepreneur Mike Hayden

(value = $1,250)

 

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First Prize

The first prize winning team receives

a 1-hr marketing and business development consultation from UpEffect

AND 4 hours of dedicated startup & operations mentorship from serial entrepreneur Mike Hayden

AND Seeker Access until June 2018 to The Basement, UC San Diego's incubation space for innovations, meetings, and workshops.

AND 4 hours of dedicated mentoring from Silvia Mah, Director of The Basement & head of venture capitalist social impact fund Hera Angels

(value = $12,250)