A Transformative Experience
 

The business accelerator leverages UCLA Anderson’s entrepreneur community and resources, providing early stage startups with extraordinary access to proven founders, leaders, and funding within a globally-renowned academic institution.

 

With immersive and experiential programming and advisors provided by UCLA Anderson’s Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, these student-led startups enjoy a steady stream of insights to promote performance beyond projections.

 

The Space

 

The Anderson Venture Accelerator offers 10,000 square feet of active learning environment designed to facilitate the launch of UCLA-affiliated ventures with practical experiences that complement the academic pursuits of UCLA students and alumni from the schools of business, engineering and medical/life sciences, as well as students in the undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship. The space features the Jim Freedman Pitch Deck room, 6 call rooms, 8 large conference rooms, 4 small conference rooms, a kitchen area for receptions, and 4,000 square feet of co-working space for our companies. The large conference rooms and co-working space offers state-of-the-art Mondo screens for presentations to larger audiences or global networking needs.

 

Programming

 

As part of the Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Accelerator offers a three-tiered program that focuses on supporting the development of student led startups, connecting these ventures with Anderson alumni and mentors, and collaborating with industry and media partners to develop cutting-edge programming and enhance awareness of UCLA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by sharing the inspirational stories of these ventures.

In the co-working space, we offer a robust six month programming slate including monthly mentor meet-ups, weekly speaker workshops, Entrepreneur in Residence weekly office hours, and daily connecting to the Anderson community to provide privileged access to our companies to assist in their path to success, faster.

 

Our Companies

 

We provide a launchpad for our student and alumni startup companies as well as for Business Creation Option students, who also get the full suite of Accelerator services to make their innovations market-ready.

Our startups and teams are driving change in
these critical fields:

Enterprise Technology
Life Sciences & Digital Health
Consumer Packaged Goods
Consumer Digital
AI & Machine Learning
Real Estate
Experiential

 

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Support our Future

 

As we grow businesses within UCLA Anderson, the resources we need to achieve impact grows as well. Our accelerator is part of UCLA Anderson’s plan to extend its reach by making the most dynamic ideas into high-performing organizations. Your investment in our Accelerator is an investment in UCLA Anderson’s footprint on the business world at large.