News & Events

NSF I-Corps Program

Do you have an idea for a product or company? The NSF I-Corps Program will guide you through the process of starting a company using the Customer Development Process. Learn how to interview customers, give an elevator pitch, protect your Intellectual Property and develop presentations for investors. Admitted projects will receive $1,000 in NSF Seed Funding for market validation and for building a prototype. To apply, visit

IGE Technology Accelerator 

The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE), a joint collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management, is announcing a unique Technology Accelerator to fund Proof of Concept (POC) projects, through a milestone-based program that validates technologies and market potential. Teams selected to participate, will work closely with mentors, domain experts, and industry partners to advance technologies to the near-market prototype stage. Visit for more information.

Blum Summer Field Internship 2017

Apply for a paid summer field internship opportunity with the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative! The UCSD Cross-Border Initiative was established in 2012 to promote interdisciplinary poverty research and practice in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. From July - August, interns will work in supervised interdisciplinary teams, investigating a variety of challenges, and participate in ongoing collaborative projects. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3000. Visit for more information.

CGI U 2017 Applications Now Available!

The Clinton Foundation has announced CGI U’s new date and location, and applications are now available! CGI U 2017 will take place in Boston, MA at Northeastern University from October 13-15. The early application and travel assistance deadline is Wednesday, March 1, and the final application deadline is Monday, May 1. Visit for more information about this year’s meeting.