Entrepreneurship Competitions

A city bubbling with innovation and entrepreneurship.

San Diego is ranked as one of the top cities for tech startups, with booming and energizing technology clusters in software, robotics, medical devices, electronics and our blue economy. And through USD’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, startups and social enterprises flourish, emphasizing curiosity, connections and creating value to build a new world economy — one that not only creates jobs and builds wealth, but also solves pressing societal issues and improves lives.

USD offers many events throughout the year to fine-tune your venture-building skills. We challenge students to invent the next big idea at our V2 pitch competition. We inspire the next generation of Changemakers at our Center for Peace and Commerce's Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC). And we coach passionate innovators at our Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference

Through these initiatives and more, we are engaging students beyond the silos of engineering, where external partners sustain our entrepreneurship program through deep, consistent engagement. We are an innovation hub, moving beyond traditional boundaries, into a mindset that breeds innovation — where anything is possible.