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D-Prize  Funding

Funds social entrepreneurs and early-stage startupsworldwide that can develop better ways to distribute existing proven life-enhancing technologies in health, financial services and technology to actual people in need in developing regions. Mentorship and $10,000-$20,000 is awarded to 5-15 social entrepreneures to help pilot their ideas, launch their work, and attract significant support.




  • Deadline details: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Lists grants available since 2001 concerning scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Crowdfunding platform to fundraise everything from films, games, dance, and music to art, design, and technology.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    A total of eight prizes awarded will be awarded in 2017, worth up to $10k-$15k, is open to teams of 2-5 undergraduate students and individual graduate students attending university in the US who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, or consumer devices. (**Patents are encouraged but not required**)




  • Deadline details: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students (UNDERGRADUATE - Team, GRADUATE - Individual)

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    The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors (either individual or pair), who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Potential nomineeds are inventors, venture capitalists, engineers, or other influential professionals in the fields of science, engineering, medical or business.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any (w. a Bachelor's Degree)

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    The 12-month program selects Ambassadors who work as entrepreneurs, industry, government, or academia, and are prepared to be leaders and change agents in promoting invention in the STEM fields. There will be advocacy opportunities, public engagement activities and symposiums to engage media, policy makers, and the public.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual conference on information and communication technology (ICT) in international development, bringing together thought leaders and experienced professionals from around the world to share and explore ways of using ICT to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).




  • Timeline: 1:Spring
    Location: International
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Social Innovation Summit is a twice annual event taking place in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business come together to investigate solutions and catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting history.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (Silicon Valley and Washington DC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    DIY/maker/hacker gatherings held gobally for tech enthusiasts, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, and commercial exhibitors.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual Open conferences gather together engaged faculty and university students from across multiple disciplines to share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in the rapidly growing field of technology entrepreneurship education.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lean LaunchPad® Educators Seminar is a 2.5-day program designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their teaching. You will learn key techniques for building a curriculum that you can adapt to your institutional environment and needs and put to immediate use.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    An intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between a maximum of 35 information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both: technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any* (see notes for current meetings)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Law students provide guidance in the complexities involved in technology-related law to individuals, non-profits, and consumer groups that could not otherwise obtain counsel.

    Keywords: Technology



  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Promotes rigorous interdisciplinary research based on the conviction that the pressing problems of our time are simultaneously scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic. Offers courses, events, special projects, working groups, and networks of professionals and other students.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. Provides tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UC Berkeley)

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    Offers seed funding, work labs and space, presentations, events, webscasts, and discussions on tech in society. Focuss on initatives in connected communities, health, robots and people, and sustainable infrastructures.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area, Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lester Center hosts Hackathons which bring together UC Berkeley students of all stripes and colors–designers, coders, marketers and MBA students alike–to converge around a single theme. The Lester Center supports a number of pre-eminent startup competitions whose finals are open to the public (LAUNCH and GSVC)




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round (see specifc program)
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students

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    Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    MongoDB University  Training and Support

    Provides public and Private training on how to build and deploy apps taught by MongoDB Engineers that offers hands-on experience, as well as professional certification preparation. Also offers live webinars, Q+A sessions, event,s and user groups to share best practices and network.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    A startup internship and training program for graduate students in business, engineering and information interested in entrepreneurship and technology.




  • Timeline: 1:Fall
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (Graduate)

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    Lynda.com  Training and Support

    Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Code Academy  Training and Support

    Learn to code interactively, for free. Languages: HTML & CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Python, Ruby, PHP

    Keywords: Technology



  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Stack Social  Training and Support

    Online Store and free/paid resources including Apps, Gadgets, Creative Resources, Software, and Video Tutorials to help Apple fanatics, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, gamers, and early adopters. Offers courses for programming and bundled deals for software and learning materials.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    A mission-driven consulting organization that provides technology adoption and field-building services and designs technology-rich initiatives that hold promise for national impact.




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    Administers smaller, targeted community grants in their core priorities of strengthening families, supporting children and youth, leadership development, civic participation and urban issues, and the arts.




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    Interdisciplinary hub at UC Berkeley for understanding and acting on global poverty.




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    Enables powerful approaches to stimulating science and technology invention, innovation and entrepreneurship on university and college campuses, and move the strongest ideas rapidly forward to commercialization




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    NESsT  Networks

    Provides 5-7 years of incubation to early-stage social enterprises with financial investments (seed capital in the form of grants and soft loans), social capital, capacity support via training and mentoring, and access to markets and networks. Addresses key issues in labor inclusion, sustainable income, and affordable technologies.




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    A philanthropic investment firm that invests in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them. They are focused on five key areas believed to be building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Consumer Internet and Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. Offers financial support, consulting, and coaching.




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    Ennovent  Networks

    An innovation accelerator working with a range of clients–including entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, foundations, development agencies, CSR departments, NGOs and companies. Additionally, their online global network helps clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries.




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    An active network of professionals who leverage their time, talent and connections to help non-profit organizations launch new initiatives, make a greater impact and accelerate positive change in their communities.




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    Aavishkaar  Networks

    Invests in early stage entrepreneurial ventures to create inclusive economic development. Seeking to catalyse development in India’s underserved regions, it identifies capable entrepreneurs, provides them with capital, supplements it with a nurturing environment and helps build sustainable enterprises.




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    Benetech  Networks

    A non-profit focused on developing technology for social good.




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    New York Times Fixes, David Bornstein & Tina Rosenberg  Further Reading

    Blogs of opinions and reports that explores solutions to major social problems and examines creative initiatives that can shows differences between success and failure. Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.




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    Fast Company, Fast Company  Further Reading

    Magazine that chronicles how companies create and compete, with regular coverage of innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.




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    Magazine published by MIT that whose “mission is to identify important new technologies–deciphering their practical impact and revealing how they will change our lives.”




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    Innovations, Berkeley Engineering  Further Reading

    A newsletter published by the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, featuring reports on groundbreaking research and other innovative projects by Berkeley engineers.




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    Venture capital firm providing funding to companies creating scalable, technology-driven social impact projects with initial investments of $25,000-$200,000 in early-stage companies. Strong preference for Bay Area-based companies, especially in Oakland and Berkeley.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    Bolt  Accelerators and Incubators

    Venture Capital Fund that invests $100k to $500k in early stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software, and offers world-class prototyping shops and office space in San Francisco and Boston; a team of professional engineering teans to assist with prototyping, manufacturing, shipping products, and scaling production efforts.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (Boston, San Francisco)
    Eligibility: Any

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    90 day Techstars program with mentorship, office space for 3 months, connections with professionals, hundreds of perks worth over $1 million, a $20k stipend for living expenses, a Demo Day, and other investor evetns. Hosts three accelerator programs: METRO Accelerator, Techstars Connection, and Internet of Things. and has it’s own Venture capital program that provides $100,000-$300,000 to Seed companiesand $1-2M for Series A companies; a Startup program for companies at all stages worldwide; and conventions, summits, and networking opportunities.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US, International
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    Provides services tailored to health and biotech startups offering graduates and postdoctoral fellows at UC Berkeley with a matrix of support for entrepreneurs, incubators, venture capital fund, innovative partnerships and healthtech and science industry alliances, discounted conferences and events, and team-based coaching and advice. The Global innovation program works with individual country or regional clients to tailor a training program done, via satellite, for entrepreneurs across the globe, entrepreneurial partnerships, and site visits.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Students, faculty, staff, or alumni (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF)

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    USAID Launch  Accelerators and Incubators

    An accelerator and open innovation plaform with a materials/environmental focus that supports social entrepreneurs via netowrks of mentors that provide pro-bono innovator support and mentorship, with hundreds of programs focused on a specific theme (e.g., materials for sustainability). LAUNCH challenges encourages innovators to create life-changing, sustainable solutions in water, health, energy, waste, materials and green chemistry.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Y Combinator  Accelerators and Incubators

    A leading Silicon Valley startup incubator (3-month accelerator program, plus networking opportunities post-progarm) for wide variety of companies, specifically commercial web, enterprise software, and other tech-heavy companies. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups who move to the Bay Area for weekly dinners, mentorship, special events, and training that culminates in a Demo Day where the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.




  • Timeline: 2: Fall; Spring
    Location: Bay Area (Mountain View, California)
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    Afrilabs  Accelerators and Incubators

    Network of tech innovation hubs in Africa, spanning a network of 40 technology innovation hubs in 20 African countries. Each hub serves as a physical convening space for entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, designers, and investors in each tech community.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (Africa)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Recognized as Africa’s leading and most established incubator and accelerator, incubating hundreds of innovation and technology start-ups, generating thousands of new jobs, and helping numerous entrepreneurs and start-ups with their roots in Cape Town to become global success stories. Offers courses, events, mentorship, training, funding, co-working spaces, virtual offices, creativity labs, and recreational areas with restaurants, recreational facilities, meeting rooms, and more.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round (please see specific programs for deadlines) Rolling: for Co-working spaces
    Location: International (South Africa)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital that invests up to $50k in media entrepreneurs over a course of five months. The structured and supportive program, based in San Francisco and New York City communities, involves a week-long Design Thinking bootcamp in San Francisco, a monthly Design Review in New York, and a final Demo Day in both locations as well as design reviews, workshops, weekly speakers, and office hours throughout.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (Bay Area, New York City)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Currently open to for-profit ventures only, the E-Team Program is a competitive process that consists of three stages where teams can earn up to $25k in grant funding ($5k during Stage 1, and $20k during stage 2, as well as additional funding from investors during Stage 3), as well as workshops, coaching, and investor-and partner-readiness training and matching investment opportunities.




  • Timeline: 2: Fall, Winter
    Location: US
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    Offers several types of residency programs lasting 3-6 months, events and guest speakers, capital, administrative and operational support, strategic capital, networking, and office space to experienced entrepreneurs so they can build market-driven software and services. The “”Entrepreneur-in-Residence program”” is a build-focused, 6-month engagement where EIRs have product support and fixed funding to rapidly build their own software-based concept; and the “”Hacker-in-Residence”” Program is a 3-month program where entrepreneurial engineers and developers have a chance to take on a current topic of interest to the Accelerator and build an innovative solution to tackle it.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (San Francisco, New York City)
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    6 month practical, experience-based program that combines the consulting know-how of Silicon Valley accelerators with the vast resources of UC Berkeley to support startups of all industry fields, coupled with a mentorship program and wide network of investors, campus programs, the “”Skyfund”” investment, and a speical Skydeck Demo Day at the end of the program. Accelerates technology, science, and disruptive business startups. The program has five Practice Areas: Product Story, Market Traction, Business Model, Team Development, and Funding Plan.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Bay Area (UC Berkeley, LBNL, or UCSF)
    Eligibility: For-profit (UC Berkeley, LBNL, or UCSF Affiliated)

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    Incubator database listing edtech entrepreneurs and educators, providing information on trends, available jobs, opportunities, and events, as well as series of conferences for educators and entrepreneurs looking to improved educational outcomes.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    FastFWD  Accelerators and Incubators

    Entrepreneurs receive non-equity fellowships, qualification for funded pilots, and preparation to attract venture capital. Tackles issues of public safety, including community stability, substance abuse, housing, neighborhood surveillance, re-entry employment, and youth/gang violence.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: US (Philadelphia)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Global Development Incubator program that provides diagnostics, manpower, and networks to increase the scale, reach, and impact of social enterprises. Addresses several key initiatives including Agriculture, Development, Health, and Business.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Hardware focused incubator that offers a 4-month curriculum taught by industry experts in fundraising, marketing, retail, and product and business development, community and connections via workspaces and networking, hands-on learning about manufacturing and supply chain management in Shenzhen, China, and up to $100k in investment Capital. Helps startups go from prototyping to large scale manufacturing, including a demo day, 1000 square foot lab, and trained staff and researchers.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Eligibility: Any

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    Supports innovators and entrepreneurs addressing water problems by offering prize competitions, a business accelerator, access to capital and investment, market visibility, mentors and feedback, as well as in-kind resources. Their global innovation ecosystem includes leading utilities, corporations,
    investors, academic institutions and associations with the water sector, government, and social enterprise.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    Early-stage venture capital firm providing tech and social enterepreneurs based in the US and Israel looking to make a social impact worldwide. Provides workshops, founders dinners, Curiosity Camp, industry working groups, a space for convenings, a rooftop for happy hours, reverse job fairs, and an entrepreneur support group.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US, International (Israel)
    Eligibility: Any

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    MaRS  Accelerators and Incubators

    Matches entrepreneurs with advisors who provide market intelligence, capital, courses and workshops, connections to funding and potential partners, market research, and networking opportunities. MaRS focuses its work on several main sectors: Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Cleantech, Health, and Social Innovation.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (Canada)
    Eligibility: Any

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    BerkeleyByte  Accelerators and Incubators

    Design, innovation, culture and technology news blog at UC Berkeley featuring various campus organizations, student projects and startups, thought-provoking and interesting news articles, events, and ideas. Emphasis on building connectionis, cross-disciplinary collaboration on campus, and exposure to fresh ideas.




  • Timeline: Many: year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Enables scientists and biotech entrepreneurs to research and develop their products by providing economical lab facilities, a large biotech community, and a host of services to accelerate their success. These services are ideal for early stage synthetic biology, clean tech, green chemistry, food, and natural products focused companies.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    Virtual hub of practitioners, investors, policymakers, faculty, staff, and students to identify, assess, help develop, build capacity of, and scale solutions, technologies, and business models for healthcare delivery and preventive services in developing countries around the world. Through this program, SEAD will capture lessons learned and policy implications to ensure that our work impacts both entrepreneurs on the ground and the broader development community.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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