Many college students come up with ideas that could turn into a business. But not all students know where to start. Maybe their idea comes from a creative hobby; maybe it’s a novel skill; or maybe it’s an idea for a new smartphone app. As the saying goes, “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
To help with implementation the ANTrepreneur Center teaches practical skills for undergraduate entrepreneurship, providing educational experiences through their workshops, individual meetings, and the opportunity to network with fellow student entrepreneurs.
“Supporting students to find their American Dream through entrepreneurship is something we are very proud of,” says Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of Undergraduate Education at UCI. “Expanding the ANTrepreneur Center’s space has been a priority to accommodate the overflow of eager ANTrepreneurs who are inspired to come up with their big ideas.”
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.
Regardless of your dream, the ANTrepreneur Center can act as your concierge while you go through the process — providing resources, educational events, advice and providing access to funding. According to Juane, “entrepreneurs rarely succeed alone. Regardless of how ambitious your dream is, we’re here to help you achieve it.”