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UCR student chosen for LaunchPad Spring Fellowship

From 125 nominations across the Launchpad network, UCR undergraduate William Wang founder of Dashbill was one of 50 participants chosen for the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Spring Fellowship. His startup is aimed towards collecting dues and budgeting from student organizations. William came up with the idea from personal experience as a Vice President of Kappa...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

Launchpad Annual Pitch Competition

UCR student-led startups Edge Sound Research and SARU Recycling are among 30 semi-finalists selected across the Launchpad network competing for one of seven finalist spots and $50,000 in prizes. Edge Sound Research a startup founded in 2019 and led by UCR graduates, Ethan Castro and Valtteri Salomaki, develops audio systems for gamers allowing them to...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

UCR Student Entrepreneurs Participating in LaunchPad Startup Weekend California

2020' LaunchPad Startup Weekend California took place October 23-25th this year. This event is for students early in their journey with no prior training or existing venture. Over the weekend, students attend workshops, receive mentor feedback, and get to participate in a pitch competition against other teams honing in on their teamwork and company-building skills...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

SARU Joins Social Impact Student Founders in Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Fall Fellowship

In the recent news of those selected for the Fall 2020 LaunchPad Fellowship by the Blackstone Launchpad and Techstars, we decided to get an insiders look at one of the startups selected; SARU is a startup that was created by a team of UCR graduates and students, Mahmood Shaheen, Kyle Stark, Nathaniel Ortiz, Sebastian Mukuria...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

EDGE Sound Research Selected to Participate in Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Summer Startup Fellowship

On June 10th, 2020 - Valtteri Salomaki, the co-founder of EDGE Sound Research a startup developing new audio systems for immersive entertainment companies allowing users to both feel and hear sound in High Definition has been selected to participate in the LaunchPad Summer Startup Fellowship, during which college students from the U.S. and Ireland will...
By Mai Temraz |