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.
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.
Videos include recaps of live events, competitions, live events, guest speakers, and other entrepreneurial content. Find our official YouTube channel here for more videos.
Lunchtime LaunchPad – Lunchtime LaunchPad is a series of lunchtime talks given by prominent entrepreneurs.
Events and Workshops – This is a video collection of the events and workshops that the ANTrepreneur Center has hosted.
Pitching an idea is challenging – there is never enough time, it’s hard to connect with the right mentor, and usually requires money. This is where Ideator steps in. At its core, Ideator was created to foster global innovation and entrepreneurship by creating a platform for people to easily capture their business ideas and share them.
We would like to invite and encourage you to sign into you complimentary Ideator account. The set up is super easy and fast. It opens up an array of resources and tools that you can use for FREE in concert with the UCI ANTrepeneur Center.
For further details on how to create your account you can access the 2016 User Guide For New Ideators here.
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UC Irvine ANTrepeneur Center
G202A Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697