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 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:

  1. Just have an idea - we will help you funnel down your ideas into a simple problem, market, and solution, helping you create an initial road map.
  2. Have already formed a company - we will help you overcome obstacles and provide further resources to help you scale bigger.
  3. Are curious about entrepreneurship - we host entrepreneurial events everyday to help students get plugged into the entrepreneurship ecosystem!
 

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

Our Team

Directors

David Ochi, MBA

Interim Director of New Ventures
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Breanna Hale, MBA

Assistant Director
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Interns

Keene Do

Marketing Coordinator/Venture Consultant
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Yanely Hernandez

Events Coordinator

Isis Galindo

Community Change Initatives
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Jenn Huynh

Social Media Coordinator
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Simran Jhutti

1 Million Cups Coordinator
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Will Khaine

Newsletter Editor/Web Intern
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Yolanda La

Workshops Coordinator
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Zach Little

Venture Consultant
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Rashmi Narula

Data Analytics/SoCalCal Coordinator
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Jimmy Nguyen

Financial Admin/Newsletter
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Matthew Nguyen

Photo/Venture Consultant
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Huan Quach

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Crystal Sanchez

Outreach Coordinator/Venture Consultant
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Natalie Sweis

Competitions Coordinator/Outreach/Venture Consultant
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Emily Vu

Photo/Video
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Jay Vogel

Social Media Content Creation
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Weekly Events

UCI ANTrepreneur Center hosts these recurring events every week to help students with different aspects of entrepreneurship and skill development.

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WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beall Center at Merage

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.

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TRACTION
THURSDAY

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ANTrepreneur Center

A weekly event for students and faculty to hear entrepreneurs share their journeys of starting a business – from success to failure.

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LUNCH &
LEARN

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Cove

A biweekly 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.

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