May 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020

    The SSC Startup Week is a virtual business competition where student teams develop business cases and MVP's to win cash prizes! Come jumpstart your business with the support and mentorship it needs.



    WHO? College students interested in innovation in the Sacramento/Davis area. Recent graduates are welcomed as well.


    WHAT? Startup Week is a virtual event where student teams start a company in less than a week, getting hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship concepts. There are two main pieces to the competition: Business Development and Technical Development


    WHEN? May 25, 2020, 10AM - May 29, 2020, 6PM


    HOW? Via Zoom, SSCStartupWeek.com. Sign up to compete here. 


    I have an idea I’ve been working on. Can I participate? Of course! We welcome teams that have already made progress on their startup ventures, however you should not have significant traction. We also expect your submissions to Startup Week to reflect the work completed during the event, not before. The Startup Week competition puts an emphasis on building something from the ground up in just a week!


    I need help finding team members. How can I find people remotely? Join our community Slack channel here and join the #find-your-founder channel!


    Can I participate as a solo founder? Although we encourage team work, you can definitely participate and compete as a solo founder!


  • Schedule of Events

    May 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020

    Competition Packets Released

    • May 25, 2020 @ 10:00am

    Info Session

    • May 25, 2020 @ 10:00am-12:00pm. 
    • Zoom Link here

    Director Office Hours

    • May 25 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm, May 27 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm, May 28 @ 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Zoom Link here

    Crash Course Workshop: Business Development

    • May 26, 2020 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
    • Zoom Link here

    Crash Course Workshop: MVP Development

    • May 27, 2020 @ 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Zoom Link here

    Startups, Venture, and Growth: A Chat with Vineeta Agarwala

    • May 28, 2020 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • Zoom Link here

    Friday Mentor Session with Layton Han

    • May 29, 2020 @ 1:10pm-2:00pm
    • Zoom Link here
    Final Submissions Due
    • May 29, 2020 @ 6:00pm

    1st Place: $450 + 6 month Hacker Lab membership for each team member

    2nd Place: $150 + 6 month Hacker Lab membership for each team member

    3rd Place: 6 month Hacker Lab membership for each team member

    Tech For Social Good Prizes

    1st, 2nd, 3rd Place: Special Customized Trophies + An Opportunity for Funding up to $5000 through CITRIS for Social Good Program

    The world is constantly evolving - solving and creating new problems each day for everyday people - and that was before the pandemic. Identifying and meeting these new challenges is what CITRIS and the Student Startup Center are all about. From effective disinfection of commonly touched surfaces to the latest way to maintain one’s mental health, there are many challenges that you can tackle with Startup Week's Tech for Social Good Category, sponsored by CITRIS. What will you build?

  • Ways to get prepared for the

    SSC Startup Week:

    Business Development Webinars

    Develop your business skills.

    The Business Development Webinar series will discuss the three main deliverables for BD portion of the Startup Week Business Competition,

    Click the button below to find Zoom recordings of the Business Development Webinars.

    MVP Webinars

    Create a Minimum Viable Product.

    You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from our very own student managers and professional mentors with significant experience in engineering and entrepreneurship. Click the button below to find Zoom recordings of the MVP Webinars.

    SSC Workshops

    Get one step closer to your startup!

    The Student Startup Center is dedicated to helping student entrepreneurs. We provide workshops in prototyping, augmented reality, etc. We also have Mentor Session Fridays where we bring professionals to speak about their startup experience. Follow us on social media for event updates.

  • Ready to compete?

    If you and your team are ready to compete, click on the rocket ship below!

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