The home of beginning your entrepreneurial journey

If you have an idea or want help coming up with one. The ANTrepreneur Center is where to start!

A place to learn and find your entrepreneurial spirit

From networking mixers, guest speakers, and special programming, get connected with the resources you need!

A unique spot on campus to flex your creativity

With a beautiful backyard and garden area, the ANTrepreneur Center can be your quiet place to think up your next big idea. Come by and see how cool it is!

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What is the ANTrepreneur Center?

With a mission to help UCI students explore the process of entrepreneurship, the UCI ANTrepreneur Center serves as a hub where student entrepreneurs, or “ANTrepreneurs,” can develop the skills necessary to start, operate, or grow their own businesses. Since its establishment in 2014, the ANTrepreneur Center has offered access to resources, events, programs, and services to foster innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit in UCI’s student body.

Come to our events or just walk in to say hi!

Experience Entrepreneurship

The ANTrepreneur Center exists to serve as the home for all UCI ANTrepreneurs. It’s a safe place to bring ideas, meet other students who want to launch their own startups, find funding, connect with mentors, and learn from experts on how to navigate starting and growing a business.

One-on-One Support

With one-on-one consultation sessions, the ANTrepreneur Center is especially equipped for helping undergraduates startups. Whether you need help coming up with an idea, or taking your idea to the next level, meeting with our Venture Consultants is the perfect way to start. 

The $ide Hustle Challenge

Discover how the $ide Hustle Challenge is turning student side hustles into serious business ventures. Through expert-led workshops, dedicated mentoring, and a final marketplace event, UCI students will be equipped to transform their innovative ideas into tomorrow’s leading brands.

Where is the ANTrepreneur Center?

We are located in the Banning House, next to Summer Session and Disability Services