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The Relay Foundation

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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Social Entrepreneur / Entrepreneur - Student Ended Free $0.00
Non Student Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Learn how to start businesses that MATTER while you're STILL IN SCHOOL.

Join the Relay Foundation and the School of Management for Innovate USF, the campus' first ever Bay Area-wide student entrepreneurship event. We have student startups coming in from schools like USF, Berkeley, and SJSU, and everyone is looking to do one thing: START BUSINESSES THAT MATTER

The event will have speakers from incubators and foundations, all student-run and student-started! You must definitely attend if you want to do any of the following:

  • Discover, validate, and execute ideas that actually matter...
  • Figure out how to get your money's worth by making your college work for your startup...
  • Build a network of hardworking, like-minded entrepreneurs throughout the Bay Area...
  • Get great food and drinks directly after in the #1 ranked city in the US!

With Speakers like...

Bruce Wilson - Founder - The Relay Foundation - 'Find the Pain'

Milan Thakor - Founder - Agora Startup House - 'Validating Ideas that Matter'

Saif Akhtar - Founder - Spartups - 'What's Stopping You?'

Praneet Sharma - Serial Tech Entrepreneur - 'Ideas and People'

Zachary Petry - Funder/Program Director - Youth Business America

Kate Drane - Engagement Lead - Indiegogo

And Startups like...

Chompus - Find Nearby Free Food Events - Eat, Save, Socialize

CLFY Sport - Organic, Socially Conscious Sportswear

PowerCube: Personalized, Stylized Power Cables

Kick the List - M
ake It Fun and Social to Do All the Things You Love!

Feeding Forward - Addressing Hunger One Donated Meal at a Time

Have questions about INNOVATE USF: Startups that MATTER? Contact The Relay Foundation

When & Where

McLaren Conference Center
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Relay holds educational events at partner schools that equip youth with the team, the tools, and the techniques necessary to exceed expectations at our California Community Challenge. Youth learn how to build a business plan, conduct Life-Cycle Assessments for their inputs, and develop marketing, sales, and branding strategies. Partner organizations will educate students on other linked topics, such as ‘Using Technology for Social Good’, and so on.


At our yearly California Community Challenge, Relay sources the experiences of local and global business leaders, community innovators, and serial social entrepreneurs in order to provide actionable feedback for our youths’ business plans. Local startup services also sponsor items such as office space, legal assistance, and long-term mentors. Finally, Relay chooses teams that we feel are most able to grow and invest in them so that they can begin doing great things.


After our Challenge, Relay executes our support plans for each funded team by bringing in community lenders, Challenge sponsors, and governmental initiatives in order to grow these youth startups into profitable, job-creating, community impacting businesses.


With those businesses that have proven their assumptions, shown success with their business model, and have the added ability to grow their work throughout California, Relay allows a variety of exit options, chief among them will be our Youth Stock Market. This market will make it easy for communities to literally invest in the future, while at the same time provide funds for youth that are ready to make a deep, measurable impact on the communities in which they work.

Relay About Town:

When we aren’t running our Challenge or hosting on-campus events, Relay likes to work alongside likeminded organizations. Check out a few of our philanthropic escapades.

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