BE the Next Big Innovator
Startup Labs is an in-house pre-accelerator program hosted annually by UCLA’s premier entrepreneurship organization, Bruin Entrepreneurs. Our platform has already launched numerous startups to the next level, with many joining well-acclaimed accelerator programs and securing venture funding. At Startup Labs, our team selects candidates based on their ingenuity, determination, and willingness to strive for success. Over an eleven-week period, we help our founders grow their startups by providing them with mentorship, working spaces, valuable connections, and any other resources they need. The program culminates at Startup Labs’ Demo Day, where our companies pitch to a panel of Venture Capitalists for a chance at a potential investment. Our Demo Day event has established itself as an integral part of the ‘Entrepreneurial Experience’ at UCLA, paving the path for young entrepreneurs to mold their ideas into a viable product by the end of our program. More recently, we have adapted our program to include more funding opportunities to our founders, in addition to providing introductions to VCs looking to expand their presence in the LA startup scene.