Idea Labs

The Idea Labs Series is a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of San Diego. The Idea Labs were created to prepare and guide students to enter the Social Innovation Challenge. Social entrepreneurs from business and non-profit arenas are invited to share their stories, advice, and knowledge with aspiring student entrepreneurs.

Who can attend Idea Labs?

Idea Labs are open to alumni and students from all USD majors and programs. We invite you to attend the Idea Labs series and meet USD's new generation of entrepreneurs who are interested in enterprises that address the 5 Ps- people, planet, peace, partnership and profit. Join us as we inspire and educate.

Idea Labs are Passport Approved! 

2017-2018 Academic Calendar - Idea Labs

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room A&B
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 // 5:30 P.M.KIPJ, Room Theater
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room A&B
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room C&D
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 // 6:30 P.M.KIPJ, Room C&D
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room A&B
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017 // 6:30 P.M.KIPJ, Room A&B
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018 // 12:15 P.M. Loma Hall, Cymer Ideation Space. 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room H&I
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room A, B & C
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 // 12:15 P.M.KIPJ, Room A, B, C
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 // 12:15 P.M. Location TBD



Collaboration with V2 Pitch Competition and Changemaker Challenge

Through the Idea Labs we collaborate with other social entrepreneurship opportunities on campus including the V2 (Venture Vetting) Pitch Competition and the Changemaker Challenge. Each of the three student competitions (Global Social Innovation Challenge, V2, and Changemaker Challenge) has a separate and sometimes overlapping path, or track, for students to start up their ideas but the idea labs help students prepare for all tracks.