Our Programs and Events


Master Class

The speaker series event hosted by the Center focused on exposing our students, faculty, and staff to the long and oftentimes difficult process of raising initial seed capital funding as a startup entrepreneur.


Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup simulation created in collaboration with Google,where students can work over a weekend in teams to develop an idea, experiment it’s viability,and create a functional prototype to present to a panel of judges.


Business Pitch

Business Pitch encourages students with an innovative business idea to compete for prizes, mentorship, and the chance to pitch their ideas to our panel of highly accomplished investors and entrepreneurs.


Bio Hackathon

Students have a chance to work on real projects, using real technologies, that solve real problems. Hackathons help prepare students for their entrance into the workforce by introducing them the skills necessary for developers.


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare


Metro Lab 

An exclusive partnership between CalState LA and the City of Los Angeles to create research, development, and deployment (RD&D) projects that address challenges facing urban areas: inequality in income, health, and opportunity; environmental sustainability and resiliency; and aging infrastructure.

students in lecture hall

Mayor's Cup

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has developed the inaugural Mayor’s Cup competition, providing full and part-time local college students, faculty & staff members the opportunity to explore innovative solutions to local civic challenges.