23 SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship
· Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative
· Diehl Family Social Enterprise Competition
This is a very long list, and I’m not aware that it’s collated anywhere. Top groups that come to mind
are: UCLA Anderson School Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UCLA Anderson
School Technology & Innovation Partners Program, UCLA Business of Science Center, UCLA
Entrepreneurship Minor, StartupUCLA, UCLA Inventathon, etc.
This list is just a very small sample of programs and services that support entrepreneurship experiences
and opportunities for participants from any department or discipline on campus. There is no
known comprehensive list of such programs and services. The Office of Technology Management
under the Office of the Vice President for Research. (The library has been represented on the OTM
Advisory Board.) Campus Entrepreneurship Roundtable (The library has been represented on this
roundtable.) EnterpriseWorks at the Research Park Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
IllinoisVENTURES iVenture Accelerator Innovation LLC Technology Entrepreneur Center
Illinois Business Consulting EntreCorps IDEA Lab at Grainger Engineering Library
Traditional entrepreneurship is taught as part of the curriculum in the business school, the music
school, the nursing school, and other areas on campus. Design thinking and innovation is found in
pockets throughout the school in many disciplines, although there is no common strategy, approach, or
methodology. There is an entrepreneurial center that provides support for student-run businesses, as
well as a student-led entrepreneurial club. There is also a student incubator off-campus in collaboration
with High Tech Rochester.
Trulaske College of Business; College of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources; College of
Engineering; MU Student Center; Missouri Innovations Center; MU Extension; Small Business &
Technology Development Center (part of MU Extension); Coulter Translational Partnership Program;
UM System Entrepreneurial Scholars & Interns Program. I am sure I’m forgetting some. I have not
listed individual departments within colleges that offer entrepreneurial enrichment.
UCI ANTrepreneur Center: Dedicated to assisting all UCI students in becoming successful
ANTrepreneurs—particularly in the early stages of the startup process—through education,
consultation, mentorship, and access to resources. UCI Applied Innovation—The Cove: The “front
door” for industry collaboration with UCI. Accelerates appropriate commercialization, technology
transfer, public-private partnerships, and social entrepreneurships. A conduit between the Orange
County business community and UCI faculty and students. The Beall Center for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship: One of the Centers of Excellence within the Paul Merage School of Business. Its
mission is to provide education and hands-on opportunities for students to learn about the process
of entrepreneurship and innovation first hand. Community & Economic Development Clinic: Part
of the UCI Law School. Focuses on housing and homelessness, community, small-business and non-
profit development, and policy initiatives designed to improve client communities. UCI Office of
Technology Alliances (OTA:) Fosters faculty/industry alliances and commercialization of UC Irvine
technology for the broad public benefit. TechPortal Orange: In UCI Medical Center. The first clinically
oriented biomedical incubator facility in Southern California. Calit2: A UCI + UCSD multidisciplinary
research institute. The goal: to develop innovative information technology-based products and
services to benefit society and ignite economic development in the region and state. Beall New Venture
Competition: Open to all UCI students, staff, researchers. Offering the opportunity to form a team,
create a business plan, and potentially fund a business idea all within six months. (Formerly called the
Business Plan Competition). Objectives of the competition are 1) to provide students with a hands-on
opportunity to understand, experience, and get involved in the process of launching a business, and
2) to help students achieve their dream by launching startups that are fundable. UCI Technology &
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