Anderson Venture Accelerator

The launch of the new UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator was a stimulating celebration of ideas and entrepreneurship. Excitement filled the air as hundreds turned out to enjoy food and beverages provided by alumni entrepreneurs and to tour the new space. Cash awards were presented by Cadillac to UCLA startups whose daring creations show great promise and possibility.

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UCLA Launches Anderson Venture Accelerator: The Next Big Idea in Big Ideas

Imagine crossing the bridge of time and bringing together Henry Ford’s efficiency, Thomas Edison’s brilliance, Benjamin Franklin’s practicality and Steve Jobs’ imagination into one room, putting all of the necessary accoutrements within arm’s reach … Oh, what might have been.
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UCLA Anderson Launches Campuswide Venture Accelerator, Cadillac Rewards UCLA Entrepreneurs

Today UCLA Anderson is launching the new Anderson Venture Accelerator, a state-of-the-art facility that encourages students, faculty and alumni to develop new business concepts together.

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UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator Is the Product of a Rich History of Entrepreneurialism

Entrepreneurship is an essential part of the UCLA Anderson DNA. Consider:
It’s a school named for a successful entrepreneur, John E. Anderson; with a building called Entrepreneurs Hall; which houses the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; with the oldest business plan competition in the nation, the Knapp Venture Competition; a school that, now, in its world-class Rosenfeld Library, houses the state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot Anderson Venture Accelerator — it’s gotta be in the UCLA Anderson water.

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New Facility Encourages Students, Faculty and Alumni to Develop New Business Concepts Together

LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2016) — UCLA Anderson School of Management, in association with the UCLA Library, is launching the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator. The Anderson Accelerator will encourage multidisciplinary collaboration among aspiring Anderson and UCLA entrepreneurs, students in the Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship and campus researchers, with mentoring from alumni, experienced entrepreneurs and the business community.

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The new UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

About the Accelerator

New UCLA Anderson Venture AcceleratorThe Anderson Venture Accelerator is a 10,000-square-foot incubator for nascent UCLA startups. This on-campus space enables vital collaborations among entrepreneurs, researchers and students across disciplines. The accelerator features 24/7 wireless equipped co-working space for as many as 45 people, a presentation area with state-of-the-art audio/video capability, small- and medium-sized conference rooms, copy and printing facilities, a kitchen and access to UCLA Anderson’s research librarians.

New UCLA Anderson Venture AcceleratorUCLA is one of the few universities in the country with world-class schools of business, law, engineering and medicine, along with a teaching and research hospital, all on the same campus. The accelerator is a central meeting place for UCLA’s multidisciplinary communities to pool resources, whether they are aspiring Anderson entrepreneurs, students or qualified alumni partnering with campus researchers. Accelerator members enjoy guest speakers, topical seminars and “demo days” for resident companies.