Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs Launches

August 31, 2015 -- During the 2015-16 academic year, the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy will host the inaugural competition for the Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Prize for New Entrepreneurs, a business plan competition for teams of UCLA students. The competition prize is $100,000.

To participate, teams must submit a written business plan for a new venture—a for-profit enterprise or a social entrepreneurship endeavor. Each team must consist of between two and six students and must include as one of its members either a law student who is graduating this academic year (J.D., LL.M. or S.J.D. students) or a 2014 or 2015 graduate of the law school. Based upon the business plan submissions, certain teams will be selected to make oral presentations to a panel of judges at an event open to the public.

On October 19, 2015, the Lowell Milken Institute will sponsor a meetup, open to law students and students from the college and every school at UCLA. The event will provide interested participants with an opportunity to identify potential team members or to offer themselves to a team that needs a law student. Mike Jones, CEO of Science Inc., a leading startup incubator/studio in Santa Monica, will speak at the event and answer questions. 

For more details about upcoming events, and for competition rules and resources, please visit the Lowell Milken Institute website.

The entrepreneurship competition was created in 2014 through gifts from the Lowell Milken Family Foundation and the Richard and Ellen Sandler Family Foundation.