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March 23, 2016
Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success

T.K. Pillan '96 joined Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry and Bhavana Sivanand '14 at a recent High Impact Tea Speaker Series event to discuss how his desire to provide convenient, healthy dining options to address health issues inspired him to launch Veggie Grill nearly a decade ago— and more recently a venture fund focused on the plant based, natural product movement. Read more...

Pillan shared his lessons in successful entrepreneurship:

  1. The key to forging forward even with critics on the sidelines is a belief in your passion
  2. Bootstrapping a business can help prepare you for the big leagues
  3. Startups are the ultimate business challenge--be willing to make the sacrifices
  4. A well thought out growth strategy is important
  5. Every business that has created long term impact has social impact

Meet T.K. and learn about his entrepreneurial voyage at upcoming events at the following Veggie Grill locations:

» May 16: Westlake Village | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Register
» May 18: Irvine | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series: Jim Moffatt '87, CEO Global Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Jim Moffatt ’87Monday, April 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary event

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Dean Judy Olian will host Jim Moffatt ’87, a UCLA Anderson Inspirational 100 alumnus and CEO of Global Consulting at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, for a lunchtime Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series conversation. Recognized as one of the leading consulting organizations in the world, Deloitte provides clients with top business insights across human capital, strategy & operations as well as innovation and technology. Moffatt will also be receiving the 2016 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award for his exceptional achievement at Alumni Conference on May 6.

» Learn more about Jim and 2016 UCLA Anderson Alumni Award Recipients

Relive the Inspiration and Fun at Alumni Weekend 2016!

Alumni Weekend 2016 Spotlight

Alumni ConferenceFri, May 6: Alumni Conference

Driven by this year’s theme Move Into the Next, Alumni Conference will showcase thought leaders from innovative organizations shaping our future. Hear from panelists from CicLAvia, Tesla Motors and X (formerly Google [X]) to learn how developments in transportation will impact business, communities and sustainability.

Mon, May 9: Alumni Golf Tournament
Join the UCLA Anderson community at the 10th annual Alumni Golf Tournament for a day of fun, networking and friendly competition—in pursuit of the coveted 2016 Anderson Cup and support of UCLA Anderson student scholarship and alumni activities.

» What to Expect at the Alumni Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 5: Executive Recruiting Networking Event
Friday, May 6: 1 Year Reunion Celebration | Class of 2015
Saturday, May 7: Alumni Reunions 2016 | '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11

» Register for Alumni Weekend 2016

Tech. Economics. Global Business. Lifelong Learning at UCLA Anderson.

2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference2016 Quarterly Forecast Conference
Ideas + Innovation and the Los Angeles Economy

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. PST

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Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business ConferenceWilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference
Ten Years On—Innovation, Competition and China Collaboration: The Evolving U.S.–China Relationship

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST

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Easton Technology Management Center’s Annual KeynoteEaston Technology Management Center’s Annual Keynote
Darren Pleasance '95, Director Global Customer Acquisition, Google

Monday, April 25, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

Register Now

Upcoming Events

3/24 Costa Mesa, CA
Experiential Marketing +
The Experience Economy

3/25 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career
Networking Lunch

3/29 Palo Alto, CA
The Art of the Deal:
Fundraising, Strategic...

4/01 Agoura Hills, CA
Reverse Mortgages -
Safe or Dangerous?

4/02 Los Angeles, CA
5A's Into the Next

4/07 Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Anderson CEO Forum:
Info Session

4/7 San Juan Capistrano, CA
8th Annual Leaders for
Philanthropy Night

4/9 Los Angeles, CA
Networking Event

4/9 Las Vegas, NV
UCLA Vegas Alumni Theatre
Night: Beauty & The...

4/15 Santa Barbara, CA
TOUR: Vandenberg
Air ForceBase

4/18 Rosemead, CA
Lighting The Way: Getting
Smart About Electricity

4/21 San Francisco, CA
Anchor Steam Brewery
Private Tour

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