Innovation Fund


The UEA i-Fund is a student run non-profit fund that supports small undergraduate student startups by providing financial assistance.

Each year, we will have $5,000 in our fund to give out. We will award the top applications ranging from $10 to buy a domain name to $100 or more to market your products.

Application to Summer 2020 Funding Round is open!

How does it work?

After you applied, we will conduct an interview with you and decided the amount of money we are willing to invest.

If you choose to accept our fund, you can keep 100% of the money you make. The "investment" we made is purely in a gift nature to help you grow your business.

Nonetheless, we expect you to report to UEA monthly about your current status. Through these updates, we can understand the difficulties you are facing and we may even considering increase our investment.

Am I qualified?

If more than 60% of your team or the main founder of your company is an undergraduate student, then yes!

How to Apply?

Please prepare the following documents:

  • Your resume (in pdf format)

  • Business Plan (either in doc or slide)

  • Budge for the amount of fund you are applying for

Optional :

  • A pitch video (less than 5 minutes)

  • Proof of enrollment (show that you are an undergraduate student)

  • Your company's logo and website

Application to Summer 2020 Funding Round is open!

If you have any question, feel free to contact Sebastian Yang.

PS: yes, we are aware this website is not integrated to the UEA's main site. This is only a temporary site, we will merge it in over the summer when we don't have to worry about finals. : )