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August 31, 2016
Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success

AcceleratorBorn from the need to equip UCLA students with the resources to compete in an increasingly entrepreneurial business climate, the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator was launched this past January via a partnership between UCLA Anderson and UCLA Library. On August 2, an event jointly hosted by the partners featured remarks from UCLA students—past and present—to discuss what it takes to be competitive and how passion has driven the success of recent UCLA Anderson entrepreneurs.

The evening included remarks from EMBA alumnus Derek Herrera '15 of Spinal Singularity and introductions of several student entrepreneurs. The evening also celebrated a gift made by UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member Jim Freedman '78. At the end of a recent Ojai Valley Century Bike Ride with Dean Judy Olian, Freedman was persuaded to claim a naming opportunity for the Accelerator. In her acknowledgment of the generosity of the Accelerator's supporters, Olian said "Jim's generosity doesn't end with what his gift enables extends to the advice he gives student entrepreneurs as an alumnus. That engagement is as priceless as anything." Read more.

Faculty Insights | Professor Chris Tang Predicted Uber's Exit from China

Christopher TangAmidst news that Uber is was calling it quits in China after losing $1 billion annually, we reflect back on a piece from the September 2015 issue of Fortune "Will China Be Uber's Waterloo?" written by Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration. Tang pointed to a number of competitive advantages that Uber's competitor and ride sharing behemoth Didi-Kuaidi possessed. In a recent UCLA Anderson Blog post, Professor Tang recapped the reasons Uber didn't have a chance in China. He cited Uber's origins as a U.S. based company, desire to displace rather than cooperate, and a lack of deep understanding of Chinese consumer needs among some of the reasons. Read more.

Get Inside the Economics Behind the Policies at the Anderson Forecast
UCLA Anderson Forecast

What will the presidential election mean for the economy?

With the weakest first-half growth in five years, has the economy stalled?

How long will the Fed keep rates historically low?

Join the greater business community and the UCLA Anderson Forecast team on September 28 for a special Presidential Election edition of the 2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference to gain insights on these issues and the potential economic impacts of the candidates’ proposed healthcare, trade and labor policies. Seating is limited and online registration will close on September 26. Learn more about the agenda and register with alumni code "AGSMALUM0916" to get a discounted rate of $95 and secure your seat at this can’t miss discussion.

Alumni Network to Welcome New Alumni at Worldwide Welcome Weeks
Worldwide Welcome Weeks

Coming soon to a city near you is our annual Worldwide Welcome Weeks alumni event series! WWW is our Alumni Network's official way of welcoming the newest class of alumni to their respective alumni chapters and affinity groups around the world.

We will welcome the Class of 2016 with a breadth of events featuring behind the scenes access and insights from dynamic leaders about a diverse set of business topics. Selected events will also have unique experiences like a private performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen at The Chicago Opera Theater or a beer sampling with a brewer at ParkStone Urban Kitchen + Taps in Newport Beach.

More than just providing access to valuable lifelong learning, each event will also offer a distinctive platform to meet and network with fellow UCLA Anderson alumni in your region and with similar interests. Registration for 2016's WWW events is coming soon so be on the lookout for communications to come!

Building Friendship and Trust at Leadership Foundations

Leadership FoundationsAs part of the early start initiative, student orientation kicked off early August for incoming full-time MBA students. Leadership Foundations, a program that full-time MBAs, FEMBAs and EMBAs all take as part of their respective orientations, provides an in-depth introduction to management and leadership with faculty taught courses as well as a ropes course that helps to build friendship, leadership and trust among classmates.

» View MBA Class of 2018 Orientation gallery.

Upcoming Events

9/02 Las Vegas, NV
A Night of Laughter at
Las Vegas Live Comedy Club

9/06 Del Mars, CA
UCLA Anderson
Happy Hour

9/12 Teleconference
Alumni Career Transition
(ACT) Teams

9/14 Chicago, IL
Happy Hour at
The Hampton Social

9/16 Scottsdale, AZ
Informal Mixer for
Arizona Alumni

9/23 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

9/24 Pasadena, CA
Anderson Tailgate: UCLA vs. Stanford Football Game

9/28 Las Vegas, NV
September 2016
Economic Outlook

9/29 San Francisco, CA
Joint Anderson + Haas MBA Women's Mixer

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