Meet the hackathon finalists

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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 netwroking mixers, guest speakers, and special programming, get connected with 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.

With a mission of helping 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.

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 center is especially equipped for those just starting out. Many undergraduates need help with new lifestyle startups hoping to provide tutoring, t-shirts, dog walking, and other small businesses. Many famous entrepreneurs started with small businesses. 

Putting the Fun in Funding

Startups need funding and that’s why you need to be investment ready. Learn how to apply for $1,000 in funding through our Student Startup Fund. Join competitions that have cash prizes, to fund your ideas, and fuel your dreams.