Founded in 2010 at the UCLA, Sigma Eta Pi is the West Coast's first entrepreneurship fraternity. Each Chapter location is complemented by its surrounding startup community (Silicon Valley / Silicon Beach). Apart from emphasising just the importance of exposure to the startup scene and building strong ties between brothers, the fraternity has also hosted the largest hackathon in the USA.
An event (talks and demos) hosted by my Gamma pledge class of Sigma Eta Pi at Stanford involving some of the biggest players in Silicon Valley's next generation FOOD 2.0 industry:
Stanford-Republic Idea Competition
Stanford Sigma Eta Pi and Republic.co partnered to hold the inaugural Stanford Idea Competition. Stanford students and alumni were eligible to submit their startup ideas. After the top 10 ideas are voted on by the public, the winner is chosen jointly by Republic, Stanford Sigma Eta Pi, and a top venture capital firm.
The winning idea is awarded anywhere from $30K to $1 million in funding.