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Entrepreneur Association (EA)

With more than 500 members, the Entrepreneur Association (EA) is among the largest and oldest student organizations at UCLA Anderson. The EA focuses providing programming, resources and connections with the L.A. venture community for students to found their own venture or join a startup or venture capital firm. The organization works closely with the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, which provides curriculum, mentoring relationships and educational programs that prepare MBA candidates for the challenges of management in entrepreneurial environments. The EA takes advantage of its vast resources to hold over 50 events each year, including hands-on workshops, intimate networking events with successful entrepreneurs and local startups, and a world-class business plan competition.

 

EA Officers

 

Alejandra Perez

President

Kimberly Dinehart

Executive VP

Apoorva Tyagi

VP of Startup Recruiting

Joe Labes

VP of Education

Martyna Skalna

VP of Innovation

Jason Guo

VP of Admissions

Emily Dinino

VP of Venture Capital

Siyi Chen

VP of Founders

Clay Helms

VP of Alumni Relations

Mayank Bhattarai

VP of D48s

Allison Borko

VP of Finance

Sarah Grifferty

VP of Business Formation

Bo Abrams

VP of LA Outreach (DOJs)

Christina Tadin

VP of Speaker Series

Darby Breslow

VP of Marketing

Hannah Bender

VP of Membership

Cat Lee

VP of Competitions

Ava Woychuk-Mlinac

VP of External Relations

Darren Douglas

VP of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Amy Chen

VP of MBA Program Relations

Graham Wei

VP of MBA Program Relations

Nicole Nadig

VP of Social Entrepreneurship

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Events

 

Startup Career Fair
Recruiting event with local startups hosted by UCLA Anderson

DOJs
Visits to local startups

Speaker Series
Intimate educational discussions with entrepreneurs/founders on campus

Knapp Venture Competition
Business plan competition with financial reward

Think Tank
Structured innovation series to drive new concepts and ideas in predetermined industries through collaboration of members

Cross-club/-campus mixers
Networking events with other UCLA programs as well as other MBA program’s entrepreneur and venture clubs

L48s/D48s
Lunch/dinner for eight students with distinguished alumni, sponsors and Price Center connections

VC Roundtable
Educational and networking event with prominent Los Angeles venture capital community members for students and industry professionals

 

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