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IDEA Hub Fall 2018 Proposal Submission

Information to Applicants

The IDEA Hub encourages students from all divisions to apply and seeks to accept projects strongly committed to social and creative entrepreneurship. IDEA Hub will give priority to proof-of-concept projects with a clear path to business sustainability.

Applicants the IDEA Hub accepts into its program will receive:
  • Access to all four incubation hubs (Community Media and Mapping Lab of the Everett Program, OpenLab, S-lab, and VizLab)
  • Mentorship to help bring projects to fruition
  • At least $500 to launch. Awards up to $2500 are available for projects that can prove their sustainability and marketability. Budgets will be required for additional funds.
The deadline for submitting your IDEA Hub proposal is November 2, 2018, by 11:59:59 p.m. PST.
You may return to this application form to complete it in stages. You will be asked for the following:
  • Sole Applicant or Team Leader Name
  • Sole Applicant or Team Leader’s UCSC Email Address
  • If you have a team, Team Member Names, Email Addresses, and Affiliations to Your Project
  • Demographic information to help CIED and its IDEA Hub assess the diversity of its funding recipients
  • Your project/business/enterprise name, a one-sentence description (mission statement), and an up to 300-word summary description of the enterprise
  • Information about your customers and competition
  • An estimate of the cost to develop your project and run your enterprise and funding resources you already have or intend to apply for
  • Expertise and resources you and your team members bring to the project/enterprise, including a link to a folder of files in a shared drive or a website with this information
  • Business status (e.g., incorporated)