Showcase 2023

2023 UCLA Innovation Showcase

The UCLA Innovation Showcase — an invite-only event — features pitches and demos from cross-campus UCLA founders, an expert panel on the impact of AI across industries and networking opportunities with tech and startup professionals. Winning startups will secure up to $100,000 in investment capital from three Draper UCLA alumni in venture: Jesse Draper (B.A. ’06, Halogen VC), Billy Draper (B.A. ’11, Path Ventures) and Adam Draper (B.A. ’09, Boost VC). Our generous host, Google Cloud, will present the audience award along with up to $350K in Google service credits for its product portfolio.  

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October 26, 4:00 p.m. PT 


The Impact of AI Across Industries Panel Featuring:

UCLA Anderson Consumer Goods Showcase 

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Bolstered by esteemed faculty, accomplished alumni and cutting-edge technologies, UCLA helps to nurture brilliant concepts into successful commercial ventures

We would like to extend a special thank you to all the alumni mentors, speakers and executives who hosted workshops and office hours. Your expertise and insights accelerate the trajectory of our startups!

Generous Supporters

James Freedman (’78) William Grabe (’63) Faye Karnavy-Sahai (’95)

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The Accelerator’s experiential learning complements the Price Center’s entrepreneurial curriculum and activities. Accelerator companies enjoy guest speakers and practical workshops; access to a large and engaged mentor network and coaching via office hours; and the opportunity to participate in a number of business plan competitions. The staff connects teams with professional service providers and industry experts that include law firms, sources of capital, and alumni. Most importantly, the Accelerator fosters a sense of community among its resident teams and serves as a significant addition to the UCLA entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The extensive resources and year-long programming provide both a learning opportunity and practical know-how for founders to launch their companies while in the Accelerator. Founder testimonials attest to the impact of the program and the staff who function as full-time advisors. Accelerator alumni companies are operating at an 85% success rate due to the hands-on advisory work and resources offered from UCLA Anderson.

We need your support for the growing number of founders who are seeking program inclusion. You can donate to the Accelerator by donating your time as a speaker or mentor; providing access to your network; or making a financial contribution.

Please contact us to connect with any of our companies and learn more about how you can support our efforts.