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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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    A crowdsourced database of competitions, grants, fellowships and awards in support of over 600 innovations that help NGOs, innovators, social enterprises, and developing-world communities leverage appropriate technology solutions to share and discover sustainable solutions to problems of poverty.




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

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    The Tech Awards honors innovators from around the world — individuals, non-profit organizations and companies — who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology to significantly improve human conditions in 5 awards categories: environment, education, young innovator, health, and economic development. All laureates are awared cash prizes of $50,000 at the annual gala where more than 1,200 esteemed innovators and members of the world community gather to celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges and benefit humanity.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (San Jose)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Seed investment competition designed to provide early stage funding to entrepreneurs and start-ups that have innovative ideas that can significantly impact the wireless ecosystem. Qualcomm Ventures will select up to eight finalists from the North American region to compete in a finals competition whereby the winner will receive US$250,000 in convertible note funding.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: North America (US and Canada residents)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Looks to recognize innovators under the age of 40 from all fields with new contributions to the field of sustainability science, including, renewable energy, energy security, climate change, and environment. Up to 4 winners are honored at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The first ever Sankalp Global Innovation Challenge (Sankalp GIC) is a call for innovative technology-based product solutions that can reach the Next 3 Billion (N3B) and contribute to inclusive development. The platform will recognize some of the best innovations from around the world for their relevance to the emerging markets in developing countries (developing Asia, Africa, and Latin America). Top innovators get to showcase their work at the Sankalp Global Summit along with a chance to win prize money upto $50k.




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

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    Awards and helps scale-up startups of 4 winning teams who address environmental, economic, technology, and transportation initiatives in Kenya, with hopes that rising investments in entrepreneurship, ecosystem creation and market building will help to boost enterprise activity, and incubate the kind of startups that will go on to become the next mPesa.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: International (Kenya)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Looks for social innovators working to change the world and address issues regarding open technology, knowledge and learning. Provides 2 types of grants for Fellows: fellowship grant of various amount (based on Fellow’s salary) and a co-investment project funding of up to $250,000 per Fellow per year.




  • Timeline: 2: Summer, Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards between $1000 – $10,000 to the most innovative public policy proposals (grand prize winner receives $10,000; four runners-up receive $1,000 each, and other proposals receive special recognition). For 2016, Pioneer Institute seeks proposals to improve quality and access to care for individuals living with mental health illness through innovative approaches to insurance, health care, human services and partnerships between government agencies and mental health care providers.




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

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    Selects a small number of high potential change agents from around the world who are working on disruptive innovations in the areas of healthcare, livelihood development, environment, humanitarian aid/relief, education, and civic engagement, among many others. Fellows work in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, have a positive track record as leaders in social innovation, and join a network of experts, peers, and supporters.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Leadership development opportunity designed to help high potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators and leaders both within and beyond the traditional bounds of academia. Fellows participate in a special training program, held each October on an island off the coast of Maine; later they attend and give short presentations at the PopTech annual conference, which brings together a global network of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers and doers from diverse disciplines.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Brings together small, interdisciplinary groups of designers, economists, technologists and social innovators for an immersive residencey at the Rockefeller Foundation’s renowned Bellagio Center on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Serves as an incubator of unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration around critical topics relevant to the lives of poor and vulnerable populations, and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a profound tool for creative problem-solving and solution development.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any (individual)

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    Investment competition in 2015 for first level of funding to launch ideas into successful start-ups. Regional winners receive US$100,000, and the Grand Prize Winner receives an additional US$150,000. Provides entrepreneurs in over 8 regions their first level of funding to launch ideas into a successful start-up businesses. Provides seed investments of up to 5 years to technology start-ups.




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

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




  • Timeline: 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**)




  • Timeline: 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.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any (w. a Bachelor's Degree)

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    Annually recognizes exceptionally talented young inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians, and pioneers whose work in science and technology has great potential to transform the world.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    For biomedical and bioengineering students who have ideas for a health device, product, or technology that will address a current medical issue. Winners receive up to $10,000 in funding and recognition at the annual MD&M Medical Device Tradeshow and Convention.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (UG and Graduate, 1 must be an Engineering Student)

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    DEBUT challenges teams of students in undergraduate biomedical education to solve real world problems in healthcare. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (Undergraduate)

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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.




  • Timeline: 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.




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

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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.




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

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    Competition that seeks innovators and social entrepreneurs to submit appropriate technologies to improve basic supply in crucial areas, which are later showcased on the Solutions Database, giving international spotlight to projects, and allowing them to be supported through virtual and regional workshops, training, and coaching. Awards winners prizes between 5,000 Euro to 50,000 EUR.




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

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    The Rolex Awards for Enterprise supports pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. Projects from all over the world are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise. Awards Laureates between 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects, worldwide publicity, and a Rolex chronometer.




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

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    Investors’ Circle  Funding

    Largest and most active early-stage impact investing network, with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices. To date, has invested in nearly $200 million into over 300 for-profit enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. Benefits include oppotrunities to participate in national and local pitch day events, networking, and monthly newsletters.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit*

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    PeopleFund  Funding

    PeopleFund is a global pioneer in value added investments focused on technology, internet and media. Partners and invests in early through growth venture investments, private equity and public companies.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit

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    Compete for cash and prizes and represent your school in competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities nationwide.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    The Intel-Cornell Cup is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. Teams have the opportunity to win up to $7,500.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students* - must be UG or Graduate Engineering students at a US college program (Foreign students are allowed so long as they are full-time undergraduate or Master’s of Engineering students in an accredited U.S. college program.)

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    Interdisciplinary innovation competition open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Winners earn a cash prize of $20,000 for first place and $10,000 for second place, a free U.S. patent filing by Georgia Tech’s Office of Technology Licensing, valued at approximately $20,000, for both the first-place and second-place winners, a People’s Choice Award of $5,000 selected by online and text voting during the event, and acceptance into the summer cohort of Flashpoint, a Georgia Tech business creation and innovation program.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: US (Georgia)
    Eligibility: Students (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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    Resources and mentorship for companies working on: connected mobile sensors and platforms; ultra-low power computing platforms for wearable connected devices; robotics for consumer electronics; or thermal management materials and architectures. Winners extended support from Samsung mentors and engineers, and an additional $5,000 in funding for a total of $10,000 in seed funds for participation in CITRIS Foundry.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz
    Eligibility: Students, Faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz)

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    6 month incubator program + 6 month extension option that provides additional resources and mentorship for companies working to solve today’s pressing energy and climate problems. Winners receive an additional $5,000 in funding for a total of $10,000 in seed funds for participation in The Foundry, as well as access to BECI‘s extensive network of energy and climate experts from both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz
    Eligibility: Students, Faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz)

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    Resources and mentors for companies working on health-related technologies that combine traditional life science with integrated digital technologies (software, hardware and/or services). Winners are accepted into the QB3 Startup-in-a-Box program (6 month incubator program + 6 month continuation option) and have access to the QB3@953 shared space, mentors, and entrepreneurial community.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF
    Eligibility: Students, faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF)

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    Haas Foundry Fellows are first and second-year FTMBAs, passionate about helping develop companies at the cutting edge of technology. Fellows work closely with founders to meet business challenges important to products, markets and investors on a 40-60 hour long engineering and business project over the course of a semester, which can also count for up to 10 academic units towards the students’ degree.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (MBA students at UC Berkeley Haas)

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    Engineering Foundry Fellows are undergraduate STEM majors passionate about startups, and helping to create tomorrow’s leading companies. Fellows work closely with founders on critical issues related to specification, prototyping, manufacturing and design




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UG STEM major students)

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    Provides $250k to $2 million in seed funds, validation funds, and transition to scale funds to support the development and validation of prevention and treatment approaches that increase access to primary health care for women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities. Seeking innovative ideas addressing three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth. Awardees will receive support and networking assistance from each of the partners, engage with other innovators, and participate in high-level meetings including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Grand Challenge meetings.




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

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    Up to $1 million in prizes for innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies who create innovate, market-based technological solutions for social issues addressing 4 main categories and varying issues within these categories. The first place winners in each of the four main categories (education, health care, sustainability and transportation) will each receive $1 million. Two additional winners in each category will receive $250,000 each for a total of $6 million in prize money from Verizon.




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

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    Offers competitions and awards cash prizes honoring entrepreneurial ventures and city, state and national governments supporting entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and developing regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility) enterprise. Competitions include: Global Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi, Enterprising City/State/Nation Mobi, Mobi – x India: honoring New Mobility related entrepreneurs, big businesses and government agencies, and the New Opportunity: For Connected And Automated Mobility Solutions, as well as the People’s Choice Voting. Applicants receive access to the Mobi platform, a cyberspace that crowd sources, connects, honors and advances New Mobility enterprises globally.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, government*

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    Offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Organizes Online Challenges in subjects such as robot construction, sustainable engineering, animation, and video production, with the chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championships and VEX IQ Challenge-based engineering competitions.




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

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    The VEX U college and university competition has nearly 300 teams competing in local tournaments and at VEX Worlds. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in VEX U students get to apply the theoretical STEM knowledge they learn in their college courses, while picking-up many of the academic and life skills necessary to excel in the work force.




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

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    Provides students with a hands-on, co-curricular competition for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and complements the existing technology-related competitions offered by the Technology Student Association (TSA). (STEM) and complements other competitions offered by the Technology Student Association (TSA).
    TSA VEX teams compete either at events held at TSA state conferences or at other tournaments. The season culminates with a championship event at the TSA VEX National Championship, held in conjunction with the National TSA Conference




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

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    Crowdfunding platform for scientific discoveries and experiments




  • Timeline: Rolling deadlines
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Purpose is to accelerate the growth of early-stage ventures affiliated with UC Berkeley that have a minimum viable product and some measurable validation with the singular goal of preparing new ventures to be investor-ready. A total prize amount of $15,000 will be shared among the top two or three teams during a 2.5-month program that includes workspace, access to a broad network of advisors and mentors (with the possibility of a match), and a vibrant community of entrepreneurs.




  • Timeline: 3: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UCB) At least one founder must be a current UC Berkeley student, postdoctoral scholar, faculty member or UC Berkeley alumnus who has graduated in the last 5 years.

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    Platform for Berkeley participants to launch startup companies in the real-world setting. Awards include office space, mentorship, and prize money, up to $30,000!




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UCB)

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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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