Santa Cruz Launchpad – $40k in prizes for undergrad student startups!

Your Startup Idea Could Win Big at the 7th Annual Santa Cruz Launchpad!

The Santa Cruz Launchpad, the startup pitch contest for UCSC and Cabrillo College students, is back and better than ever. This year, it’s happening on May 29 at the Cocoanut Grove, in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Works job fair.

Undergraduate student teams will showcase ideas, network with pros, and take projects to the next level.

$40,000 in prizes in the following categories:

  • Biotech/Health
  • Social Impact
  • Technology
  • Community Impact
  • Climate Action

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the written application form.
  2. Share a link to your 5-slide team pitch deck.

Contact Kathleen Greany at with any questions.

Flyer advertising Santa Cruz Launchpad event with a QR code leading to the signup form.

Last modified: Apr 08, 2024