IDEA Hub Pitch for Social Change 

Sell your idea at the Summer Showcase: June 7, 2017. The Summer Showcase is an opportunity to pitch your original idea to the local tech innovation community. Winners of this showcase will be awarded cash prizes to seed their project.

–   Event Details

June 7th, 2017, 3-9pm

Paradox Hotel, 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

–   Awards

1st Prize – $3,000

2nd Prize – $2,000

3rd Prize – $1,000

For more information on this event, please visit our event page or our blog post.


Fellowship Proposal 

Apply now for financial support to help move your project past the proof of concept stage and seed your enterprise ideas.  Graduate students can apply for a quarter length Graduate fellowship (including tuition and fees for Fall, Winter or Spring).  Undergraduates and graduating seniors can apply for a 3-6-month fellowship. Use one quarter to move your project past the proof of concept stage and seed your enterprise idea.

Applications should include a one-page project proposal plus a work plan and budget. Some additional funds are available for project development. These fellowships are reserved for students working on projects that are past the idea stage, with these funds designed to move to implementation.

–   Application Deadline

June 11th, 2017

See our post!

Apply Here


Hub Team Open House 

Students apply in project teams for an opportunity to participate in this year-long program. The IDEA Hub Teams gain access to all four incubation facilities, a series of seminars and workshops, mentorship opportunities, and project seed funding.

To get more information on the Hub Team and become a team member, visit us at our Open House event in Fall 2017 (To Be Announced).