The Basement is a campus-wide resource that all university students – regardless of college or department affiliation can access. Any student with an idea for a business or social impact concept may apply! Students accepted receive access to space, mentorship, and resources to develop their idea. Open access programs are available for all student majors. Workshops and events are open to the community.
As of the Spring 2017 quarter, The Basement Incubator program is Co-Curricular Record Approved for UC San Diego students! Students who complete the program receive recognition for completion on their Co-Curricular Record. The Co-Curricular Record produces an official record printed with student transcripts which highlights student experiences and skills developed beyond the classroom. Students can use their CCR in resumes and cover letters to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills and experiences following completion of the program.
Basement program track details are listed below. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides access to space, resources and more. You must apply to be accepted to the program. See application for more details on this track.
Provides access to space, mentorship, resources and more. You must apply to be accepted to the program. See application for more details on this track.
Provides access to space, mentorship, resources and much more! You must apply to be accepted to the program. See application for more details on this track.
Exploratory program for anyone who has entrepreneurial, innovation or social innovation interests. There is no application process for this program and it is open to all UC San Diego students, alumni, and community members.
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The Converge Innovation Incubator is a pilot program for upper division undergraduates seeking a dedicated focus on entrepreneurship. The 8-week experience includes up to 20 hours per week of programming and requires participation in designated core elements of the Summer Research Program, including orientation and a capstone presentation at the Summer Research Conference in August. All participants receive access to resources and multifaceted mentorship through The Basement. The curriculum is designed for early to mid-stage founders and/or members of a founding team looking to develop an idea from concept to execution. Applicants should propose a specific area of focus with an associated milestone and must be able to attend all required programming. Students who opt to complete this opportunity as a part of an academic course are not eligible for Co-Curricular Record Credit, CCR. CCR credit is specifically for students who are not receiving academic credit.