Adam Dahl ’17 went straight from UCLA student to ice cream entrepreneur when he opened Dahlicious Creamery in Torrance, California.
Dahl says his minor in entrepreneurship helped him gain the skills and knowledge needed for his business venture. While he studied by day, Dahl worked at night on his shop, doing much of the construction himself. Read full story.
Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community;
Blackstone LaunchPad is a national model for fostering entrepreneurship through higher education. Based on a successful program at the University of Miami, it encourages entrepreneurial thinking...
Social Enterprise Academy
The UCLA Social Enterprise Academy is a six-‐month social entrepreneurship program coordinated by Partnership UCLA in which groups of UCLA students partner with participating social ventures to develop earned income opportunities and to present their ventures to potential investors.
Bruin Entrepreneurs was created in 2012 to promote entrepreneurialism at UCLA. We organize three main programs every year, each with their respective boards: LA Hacks, Startup Labs, and Creative Labs.
Our undergraduate chapter at UCLA is a professional learning environment for student members. Through workshops, case studies, and guest speakers, our members develop the skills that guide them as they provide consulting services for real companies.
Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs
To promote entrepreneurship among UCLA undergraduates interested in healthcare, the organization seeks to provide education, networking, and mentorship in learning more about medical ventures. BME aims to expose students to entrepreneurial principles (i.e. founder experience, funding, identification of needs, patent laws, etc.) and to catalyze healthcare innovations.