Basement Programs

Email us at thebasement@ucsd.edu for more information about our programs.

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Seeker Track

Provides introductory programming, access to space, resources and more. You must apply to be accepted to the program. Students get access to coaching, pitch prep, mentoring, domain experts, prototyping tech., opportunity to apply for funding, space and resources. Applications open late spring and late fall annually.

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Incubator Track

Provides intermediate programming, access to space, mentorship, resources and more. You must apply to be accepted to the program. Students get access to coaching, pitch prep, mentoring, domain experts, prototyping tech., proof of concept funding, space and resources. Applications open late spring and late fall annually.

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Accelerator Track

Provides advanced programming, access to space, mentorship, resources and much more! You must apply to be accepted to the program. Students get access to coaching, pitch prep, mentoring, domain experts, prototyping tech., proof of concept funding, space and resources.Applications open late spring and late fall annually.

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Converge Summer Program

This summer program for upper division undergraduates is 8-weeks with 20 hours weekly and requires Summer Research Program participation, including orientation and presentation at the August Summer Research Conference. Students gain access to Basement resources and mentorship. Applicants need a specific focus area with related milestone and able to attend required programming. Students may not combine academic course credit with Co-Curricular Record Credit for this program. Applications open late winter.

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Explorer Program

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. Affiliation with this program provides access to invites to programs and other opportunities and enables you to schedule an appointment with Basement staff.Sign up using the form below to join. Ongoing program, no application.

SIGN UP HERE

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Co-working for Students

The Basement is an innovation and entrepreneurial hub on campus. All UC San Diego majors can access co-working hours at The Basement Monday through Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm during the academic year. Co-working hours offer students the opportunity to connect with The Basement community, student startups, entrepreneurs and social innovators. All disciplines are welcomed! See our calendar for scheduled closures. Summer hours may vary.


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CCR Approved!

The Basement’s incubator program is Co-Curricular Record Approved! Students who complete the program get CCR credit on their enhanced transcript. CCRs highlight experiential learning. Students can use their CCR in resumes and cover letters to demonstrate their entrepreneurial and innovation skills upon program completion.