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UC alumni entrepreneurs pitch their startups in new competition

Are you a UC alum with a killer startup idea? Fire up your pitch decks: You could win a chance to pitch to hundreds of business leaders and venture capitalists early next year.

UC’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is inviting UC alumni entrepreneurs to submit two-minute videos explaining their vision and strategy to a panel of distinguished mentors, who will look for innovation, marketability and societal impact in their business ideas, as well as honed presentation skills.

UC decided to launch the contest to celebrate and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of UC’s 1.8 million living alumni, said Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship.

“At UC, we’re exceptionally proud of how our alumni take what they learn on our campuses and go on to build great companies,” Gulbranson said. “These companies created by UC alumni have played a huge role in making California a recognized world leader in innovation, and many have also influenced innovation on the national and world scale.”

Read full article about the competition.

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