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August 30, 2015
UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec

As part of his training regimen for the Air Force Academy's football team, Bryce Luken '14 underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry technology (DXA) scans to measure bone density, analyze body compositions, and identify the amount and location of fat and lean tissue. During his first year as an Anderson student, Luken found access to a DXA scan to be limited in Los Angeles. Recognizing a market opportunity existed to bring the technology to Los Angeles gym trainers, fitness buffs as well as to broader masses, he formed a partnership with fellow classmate Elaine Shi '14 to build upon his business idea through Anderson's Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation course and Business Creation Option project. With invaluable guidance from Professors Jeff Scheinrock and John Funk, plus support from the Anderson alumni network, the company has grown steadily, even opening a storefront location in West L.A. "We're also now doing scans at Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, getting into the corporate space through Anderson connections and classmates" said Luken.

Read more about the BodySpec story.

Incubator Event Unites UCLA Business, Engineering and Law Alumni for Networking, Collaboration and Innovation

On Thursday, August 27, the Evening at the Hammer - Network, Collaborate, Innovate event brought together 150 + alumni from UCLA Anderson, UCLA Engineering and UCLA Law at the Hammer Museum courtyard in Westwood, CA. The mission of the evening was to provide a forum to foster collaboration among UCLA professional school alumni - who have a broad set of expertise - to launch the next big startup. Alumni were engaged in dynamic discussions ranging from testing labs to marketing strategies to patent searches. "It was just a vibrant, collaborative clearly demonstrates what can happen when you put some really smart Bruin minds in a room together" said UCLA Anderson Los Angeles alumni chapter president Jonathan Schreter '00. In attendance were also a handful of double Bruins who are alumni of both UCLA Anderson and UCLA Engineering. Start jotting down your ideas - future incubator event dates to be announced soon!

Faculty Led Global Immersion Courses are Now Available to Alumni

UCLA Andersons Center for Global Management would like to invite alumni to participate in one of its three upcoming Global Immersion courses to Chile, India, and Vietnam, taught and led by UCLA Anderson professors. These courses include three pre-trip on-campus class sessions (non-mandatory for alumni and accessible online), one week in country taking place December 13-20 and a post trip debrief session. During the pre-trip on-campus sessions, participants will learn about the destination country's local economy, political environment, major industries, key historical events, local culture and business practices. While in country, participants will meet and hear from local business leaders, government representatives and alumni, plus visit companies and important cultural and historical sites. Students from the full-time MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and GEMBA programs now participate in these courses. Limited spots are now available to alumni to take advantage of these unique learning and networking opportunities. Contact to learn more including details about course outlines and pricing.

» Apply today - Application submission deadline is September 11
» Watch Global Immersion Highlights Video

Save the Date: Worldwide Welcome Week is October 3-17

Come out to welcome the Class of 2015 to the worldwide UCLA Anderson alumni network! Worldwide Welcome Week events kicks off with an exclusive UCLA vs. Arizona State University football tailgate on October 3 in Pasadena, CA and winds down with a unique vintage train trip to San Diego, CA on October 17. This year, we are bringing access to a wider range of topics and activities than ever to cities across the globe. Fascinated by the food and beverage industry? Hear from alumni executives from CPK, Golden Road Brewing, Kings County Distillery, Jack in the Box and MillerCoors. Wondering where opportunities lie in the financial markets? Professor Tony Bernardo and alumni executives from Wells Fargo Private Bank and Oaktree Capital are going to weigh in at discussions in San Francisco and Downtown Los Angeles respectively. Considering starting your own venture? Dollar Shave Club’s dynamic CEO Mike Dubin and third generation restaurateur Mike Simms, owner of Simms Restaurants, will share their personal entrepreneurial stories. Interested in where the retail sector is headed? Alumni from Amazon, Oakley, Pac Sun and Nordstrom will be sharing their insights on industry panels. More details to come soon!

Upcoming Events

9/03 Webinar
Avoid Death by Meeting:
A Guide to...

9/04 Claremont, CA
Neighborhood Ambassadors: Claremont

9/09 Flushing, NY
Annual UCLA Anderson
US Open Event

9/10 Seoul
Seoul Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

9/11 Beijing
Alumni Dinner with
Dean Judy Olian

9/13 La Jolla, CA
UCLA Anderson Beach Day
at La Jolla Shores

9/14 Shanghai
Shanghai Chapter Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

9/14 San Francisco, CA
Giants Baseball Game with UCLA Anderson

9/15 Taiwan
Taiwan Chapter Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

9/16 Los Angeles, CA
From Passion to Profits -
Women in...

9/17 Hong Kong
Hong Kong Chapter Welcomes Dean Judy Olian

9/19 Bay Area
Dinners for 12 Strangers


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