Program

Incubator programs run all year long, and provide instructional programming through workshops as well as startup resources for students to develop their social impact or business idea. Students receive access to The Basement space, mentorship, and startup resources. Through participation in a hands-on curriculum program, students are given the tools, and skills to prove and develop their concept idea for a business or social impact product.


Program Levels

Varying idea stage track levels are supported. Track level program requirements vary, and become increasingly rigorous at the advanced Accelerator Program Level. Students may apply for consideration of acceptance to one of the three program level options.

  • Seeker - An introductory Track Program Level

  • Incubator - Intermediate Track Program Level

  • Accelerator - Advanced Track Program Level


How to Apply

Applications open late spring and late fall annually. Applicants should have an idea for a startup business or social impact product. Students are admitted as teams, and may also apply to gain acceptance as single participants.

Applications are due on Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 11:59PM. Apply now!

For questions, please contact thebasement@ucsd.edu.