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 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.
UCI ANTrepreneur Center hosts these recurring events every week to help students with different aspects of entrepreneurship and skill development.
A weekly workshop for students to learn hands-on skills that will help them be more successful in their businesses. Topics range from company formation (LLC/S/C/B-Corp), creating a marketing plan, company valuation, IP/Patents, pitch decks, and much more.
A weekly event for students and faculty to hear entrepreneurs share their journeys of starting a business – from success to failure.
A weekly event in which Experts-in-Residence (EiRs) present informal talks and Q&As with startup teams working at The Cove, covering such diverse topics as branding, marketing, pitching mistakes to avoid, investor relations, and prototyping.