April 22, 2013

UCLA Anderson Presents 2013 Entrepreneur Association Conference: The New Entrepreneur

Keynote speakers include CEOs of Idealab, Cornerstone OnDemand, OrigAudio

LOS ANGELES—The UCLA Anderson School of Management will host the 2013 Entrepreneur Association Conference on May 10, 2013. This year’s event, themed, “The New Entrepreneur,” is expected to draw up to 500 attendees, including students, alumni, and regional entrepreneurs and investors. The daylong EA Conference provides networking opportunities with the Los Angeles venture community and creates a dialogue around current topics in entrepreneurship.

“We have many promising entrepreneurs at UCLA Anderson, and the EA Conference gives them the opportunity to network with and learn from leading industry innovators,” said Al Osborne, senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson. “The event doesn’t just highlight current trends in entrepreneurship such as accelerators, or new approaches to financing such as crowdfunding, but more importantly, zeroes in on the skills tomorrow’s entrepreneurs will need to succeed.”

This year’s keynote speakers include: Bill Gross, CEO and Chairman of Idealab; Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand; and Jason Lucash, Co-Founder and CEO of OrigAudio.

The event features 12 panel discussions focusing on issues, such as e-commerce and retail, mobile advertising, sport startups, pros and cons of going global, social enterprise, gaming, big data and cloud computing, social impact consulting, restaurateurs, and food and beverage. Panelists include executives from companies, such as MuckerLab, Rexter, Riot Games, Veggie Grill, and Originate, among others.

One of the main draws of the conference, the Fast Pitch Competition, gives aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to present their business ideas in 90 seconds or less to a panel of distinguished investors and entrepreneurs. Judging is based on presentation quality and investment potential. They will compete for a total of $9,750 in prizes.

The EA Conference is sponsored by the Entrepreneur Association and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. To register, or to view the complete schedule, visit http://www.eaconference.org.

About the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research. With a distinguished faculty as its cornerstone, the Center oversees activities that advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurship as well as the related fields of technology and innovation, venture capital and private equity, and social enterprise. Well known for the impact of its outreach programs, the Price Center fosters a spirit of innovation in individuals, enhances the managerial capacity of organizations, and prepares entrepreneurial leaders who will provide significant, sustainable and economic value to society.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UCLAAnderson, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uclaanderson.

Contact Information

UCLA Anderson Office of Media Relations, (310) 206-7707, Media.relations@anderson.ucla.edu

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