The mystartupXX program is an accelerator emphasizing diversity in leadership teams for students and alumni from the Rady School and across the wider UC San Diego community. For the last two years, mystartupXX has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a national Accelerator Fund competition winner and recipient of a $50,000 award in response to the program’s ongoing impact and economic potential for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Over the last year, mystartupXX has expanded its mentor program by 400%, welcomed new workshop speakers from Fortune 100 companies and increased its number of donors and sponsorships tenfold.
Now in its third class, mystartupXX welcomes a group of ten teams that each bring unique experiences and ideas to the program, along with the promise of growing their idea into a prospering company.
The 2016 teams are:
Lauren Herr is the Social Media Manager for the Rady School. In her free time she can be found snapping landscape pictures and taking advantage of San Diego’s amazing beaches and coffee shops.