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At any stage of starting your business, support and advice is a necessity. We offer free, confidential, one-on-one consultations for UC Irvine students, faculty, staff, alumni and teams including UC Irvine affiliates. If you are seeking advice for a business idea, prepping for a pitch competition, or attempting to understand where to take your company next, schedule an appointment with us!

Consultants

David Ochi, MBA

Interim Director of New Ventures
Areas of expertise:
  • Angel investment
  • B2B
  • Bitcoin
  • Brand strategy
  • Business development, models, and operations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Ecommerce
  • Intellectual Property (Patents/Trademarks)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Partnerships
  • Venture Capital
  • Wholesale

Keene Do, BA

Program Administrator
Founder and CEO, Apure Juice
Areas of expertise:
  • Business Development
  • Customer Discovery
  • Early Stage Start Ups
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Kickstarter Campaigns
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem/Market/Solution
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Team Management
  • Business Plan Competitions
  • Pitch Decks
 

Crystal Sanchez

Student Consultant
Founder and CEO, Guardian Locket
Areas of expertise:
  • Business plan
  • Business plan competitions
  • Customer needs
  • Customer profiles
  • Early stage start ups
  • Elevator pitch
  • Growth strategies
  • Pitch deck
  • Problem/market/solution
  • Recognizing opportunity
  • Steps to launch

Zachary Little

Student Consultant
Social Media Marketing Agent and Physical Product Brand Builder, SourceClub Commerce Group
Areas of expertise:
  • 3D Printing/Additive manufacturing
  • Amazon/E-Commerce
  • Automation
  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Distribution
  • Goal setting and prioritization
  • Physical product launching

Matthew Nguyen

Student Consultant
Co-Founder and CFO, Apeel Juice
Owner, TrumpetBird Productions
Areas of expertise:
  • Business Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Team Development
  • Market Discovery
  • Financial Projections/Modeling
  • Media Production
  • Website Design

Huan Quach

Student Consultant
Co-Founder, Apeel Juice
Areas of expertise:
  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Ideation and Implementation
  • Operations
  • Problem/Market/Solution
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Team Building and Management