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Welcome to our blog! We add new content weekly, so come back often to read about ANTrepreneurs, stay updated with events and programs, and learn the lingo in order to create a UC Irvine business.


ANTrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018

On May 29, we celebrated the ANTrepreneurs who have made strides in their business ideas. Check out the award winners in this article!

Girlboss: Starting a Franchise – Recap

Read about our event featuring Kelli C. Holmes and Stacey O’Byrne of TEAM Referral Network!

Open House Photoreel

Check out photos and memories from our Open House!

Welcoming the Community to an Open House

On March 1, we celebrated our new location with students, alumni, student businesses, and local entrepreneurs.

Taking on Homecoming 2018

Check out our photo reel of Homecoming 2018!

The Top Three Lessons from Girlboss: From Employee to Entrepreneur

With a panel of established female entrepreneurs, Girlboss continues to inspire and connect aspiring female entrepreneurs with the larger community.

ANTSgiving 2017: Building Social Enterprises that Make a Difference

In collaboration with the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, our second annual nonprofit panel brought together over 100 attendees.

ANTSgiving 2016 Brings Together Social Enterprises

What does the 28th child of a family, lover of pets, student with an emphasis in Mandarin, and marketing guru have in common? They are all leaders of nonprofit organizations, and the panelists of last Tuesday night’s ANTsgiving. Lydia Natoolo, Kelly Reeves, Shea Rouda, and Jerri Rosen gathered with approximately 50 other entrepreneurs and students […]

Get Your Tickets! Girlboss Featuring Laura Neubauer

Join the UCI ANTrepreneur Center and the National Association of Women Owned Businesses on Tuesday, November 17, 2017, for our first event of the year! What Girlboss is a series of events that encourage and support aspiring female entrepreneurs by sharing the stories of successful business leaders, and connecting them to the Orange County community […]

ANTrepreneur of the Year Awards

On June 2, at the Paul Merage School of Business, we held our third annual ANTrepreneur of the Year Awards! We hope that those who attended enjoyed celebrating the entrepreneurial achievements of the UCI community. For those who missed it, check out the winners below! Congratulations to Our Winners! Best Marketing Technique: Straw Free Best […]

Girlboss with Keynote Speaker Julie Hudash

On Monday evening, May 22nd, over 60 members from UCI, Team Kids and the Orange County community gathered to attend the UCI ANTrepreneur Center’s third Girlboss event. Julie Hudash, founder and CEO of Team Kids, the keynote speaker of the event, shared her experiences as a female entrepreneur and starting her non-profit company, Team Kids. […]