• At least one team member must be a current student, faculty, staff or an alumnus/a of any University of California campus.
  • Entrant teams must have a novel product or service that is scalable, addresses a clear market opportunity and gives the company a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Teams must have identified and validated a number of customers. They must demonstrate a strong need for their solution (e.g. actual sales and/or users) and a significant number of interviews across customers and experts.
  • Teams must have a prototype or Minimum Viable Product they will develop over the course of the Competition.
  • Teams must be comprised of two to five members who are each willing to spend a minimum of 15-20 hours per week working on their business. You must apply as a team. All team members must be able to attend all in person and online sessions. See Program Details section on About Launch page for more info on specific dates.
  • One person on the team must be designated as the team lead at the time of the Executive Summary submission and thus is authorized to make all decisions on behalf of the team.