Work on your idea
Sketch and prototype your idea, research options for completing the project, and make a plan for materials and timeframe.
pitch to the panel
Give a five-minute presentation and participate in a Q&A session with our panel of experts which includes businesspeople, investors, designers, artists, and executives.
Receive mentorship and/or funding
Depending on the feedback from the panel, you will be given a mentor to guide your project and the resources needed to pursue it.
Matt Abbondanzio: Assistant Head of School for Design and Innovation
Anthony Potamianos: Venture capitalist and current LJCDS parent
Greg McKee: CEO of Connect and current LJCDS parent
Susan Tousi: Senior Vice President of Product Development at Illumina
Paul Roben: Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Technology Commercialization at UC San Diego
Don Norman: Director of The Design Lab at UCSD, former Vice President, Advanced Technology Group at Apple
Tina Klein: Founder of Launchpad at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management