Summer Showcase Proposal 

Sell your idea at the Summer Showcase: June 7, 2017. The IDEA Hub is currently accepting applications from individuals and student teams. 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.

–   Application Deadline

May 19th, 2017

–   Event Details

June 7th, 2017, 3-9PM

Paradox Hotel, Santa Cruz, CA

–   Awards

First Place- $3,000

Second Place- $2,000

Third Place- $1,000

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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

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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.