Welcome to the UCI ANTrepreneur Center.

Launching a New Generation of Entrepreneurs.

Launching The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

UCI ANTrepreneur Center was founded at University of California, Irvine in 2014 with the mission of integrating entrepreneurial and innovative thinking into the UC Irvine campus and to UC Irvine students in starting new ventures. This center provides free mentorship with integrative learning opportunities, resources to help students scale their business, and connections to the greater Irvine entrepreneurial network.

The UCI ANTrepreneur Center aims to target students who:

UCI ANTrepreneur Center strives to not only help students develop entrepreneurial skills, but also to enable them to pursue success in their ventures.

Meet Our Team

Executive Director, David Ochi has over 20 years of experience in early-stage companies having started his first enterprise – a tutoring company called A’s Unlimited – at the age of 13. Ochi ran this company for 11 years while attending high school, college and graduate school.  Ochi currently sits on the Board of Directors of a half-dozen companies and is actively involved in the growth of 7 early-stage companies. Ochi is also very actively involved on the Board of 4 alumni organizations at UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Board of Directors, Alumni Advisor for UC Ideas program at the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business as well as the membership director of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) in Orange County.

Breanna Bremer is an Orange County native with a passion for leadership and entrepreneurship. Bremer earned her BA in Communication from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from UC Irvine. She now works at UC Irvine in their ANTrepreneur Center on campus to assist budding ANTrepreneurs in the creation of their ventures through mentorship, consultation, and education.

David Ochi, MBA

David Ochi, MBA

Executive Director, UCI ANTrepreneur Center, dochi @ uci.edu

Breanna Bremer, MBA

Breanna Bremer, MBA

Assistant Director, UCI ANTrepreneur Center, bremerb @ uci.edu

Thomas Schutz

Thomas Schutz

ANTrepreneur Mentor & 2016 Supporter of the Year Award. VP of Ideator

Kristie Lin, UCI Class of 2018

Kristie Lin, UCI Class of 2018

Student, Intern & Marketing Coordinator

Alec Kriebel, UCI Class of 2017

Alec Kriebel, UCI Class of 2017

Student Fellow

Jeff Gillis, MBA

Jeff Gillis, MBA

Mentor, Corporate Sponsorship Ambassador, jeff.gillis @ simplinetworks.com

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Events and Workshops – This is a video collection of the events and workshops that the ANTrepreneur Center has hosted.


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UC Irvine ANTrepreneur Center
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With great appreciation we have aligned with some of the most cutting-edge organizations who embrace entrepreneurship and innovation.

Simpli Networks
UCI Samueli School of Engineering
ANTrepeneur Sponsorship
1MC Irvine
The Cove


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

Albert Einstein