Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet and UC San Diego computer science PhD Sarah Esper are pictured below. The photo was taken last week at a campus event announcing a grant from the US Small Business Administration to mystartupXX and to the 49 other winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The mystartupXX mission is to promote female UC San Diego students interested in entrepreneurship and help them to pursue their dreams of starting innovative, scalable, technology-driven companies. MystartupXX is a collaboration between the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego and the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Initial funding for mystartupxx came from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
Read the full story here on the new SBA grant, and learn about ThoughtStem, the computer science education startup that Esper co-founded and mystartupXX funded.
|Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet and UC San Diego computer science PhD Sarah Esper|