Contact – 949-824-8324

Ready to start your Entrepreneur Journey? If so, the ANTrepreneur Center is designed for you, the student. Access is easy and we take walk-ins or Zoom meetings.

    We are located behind the Merage Business School, next to Summer Session and Disability Services. Click here to find us on the UCI Map.


    Monday – Friday 11-6pm

    Make an appointment via CampusGroups, or come by and say hi! Walk-ins are welcome.

    If you would like to call, you can reach us at 949-824-8324


    Meet the Team

    Ryan Foland

    ANTrepreneur Center Director


    Ryan Foland is the Director at the UCI ANTrepreneur Center. He is a high energy speaker, author, and consultant. Ryan specializes in helping start-ups when it comes to ideation, core messaging, pitching, and personal branding.

    Stefani Rios

    ANTrepreneur Center Business Coordinator


    Stefani is in charge of operating and managing all things that go on behind the scenes. It is her responsibility to make sure all students are happy with programming and are up to date on the all resources UCI and our ANTrepreneur Community have to offer.

    Chidroop Iyyhappan

    Student Venture Consultant

    As a startup coach, Chidroop Iyyhappan is here to help students bring their ideas to life and achieve their entrepreneurial goals. He is a Software Engineer with a background in Product Design and Entrepreneurship. Whether you have a fully formed concept or are just starting to explore your options, he is here to help!


    Lakshmi Narke

    Student Venture Consultant

    Lakshmi Narke is an entrepreneur with a background in software development at both Amazon and Cisco. Her passion lies in the exciting realms of AI technology and product innovation. With extensive experience in customer-facing applications, she is well-equipped to guide you on your startup journey. I’m eager to share my knowledge and experience with students like you. Let’s embark on a journey together; book a session with me and let’s turn your startup dreams into reality.