The Entrepreneur Association is one of the largest student organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and offers its more than 600 members a wide range of extracurricular activities, from networking events to experiential learning opportunities. As one of the largest student-run organizations on campus, the EA takes advantage of its vast resources to put on 100+ events per year – or an average of three events per week. These include speaker series on entrepreneurship, hands-on workshops, intimate networking events with successful entrepreneurs, a world-class business plan competition and an end of year recruiting and knowledge sharing conference. In addition, the EA works closely with the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Price Center provides curriculum, research and experiential-learning programs that prepare MBA candidates for the challenges of management in entrepreneurial environments.
The EA's first event of the year is an enjoyable evening of networking aimed at exposing new members to all of the resources the EA has to offer, from its officers to its dozens of programs. The evening's highlights include a guest speaker discussing an entrepreneurial venture and the chance to meet successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries.