UCLA Anderson Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Working closely with its board of advisors, the Price Center fosters the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business innovation by providing the foundation on which creativity can flourish and individuals can succeed.


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Knapp Venture Competition

Since 1982, the Knapp Venture Competition has evolved into one of the premier academic business plan competitions in Southern California. It encourages UCLA Anderson students to showcase their talents and learn from insights of successful entrepreneurs and business executives. The Knapp Competition has given more than 1,800 UCLA Anderson students a unique venture creation experience that has been instrumental in launching numerous businesses.

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Tradition bound, colleges face pressures to be nimbler, more opportunistic. But unlike their corporate counterparts, college presidents are constrained in their ability to be free-wheeling entrepreneurs



A master class in press relations, startups from the Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson pitch to the nation’s top business journalists. With the backdrop of a golden sunset on downtown Los Angeles, each Accelerator team in attendance stepped to the front and made its case. The result was livelier-than-expected banter between the two groups, which carried well into the post-pitch party.


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UCLA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


Startup UCLA

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

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

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.

Net Impact

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.​


Contact the Price Center


The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Room C305
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Phone: (310) 825-2985
Fax: (310) 206-9102

Email: price.center@anderson.ucla.edu

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time)