The UCI Engineering Alumni Society is teaming up with The Institute of Innovation (The COVE) to host – “Leveraging UC Irvine to Launch Your Start Up” – and exciting panel discussion and networking opportunity to learn how you too can start your own company right out of school! Discussion topics will include recruitment of talent, technology licensing, growing a customer base, and attracting investment. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow alumni, faculty, and friends of the university!
A recent Deloitte study revealed that over 70 percent of millennials want to start their own business and prefer to work independently rather than joining a traditional business environment. At the same time a vast array of resources are lowering the cost of starting companies: Cloud and social media technologies are cutting the expense of technology infrastructure and marketing. Funding for early-stage startups is more available than ever. Startup incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere. Amid all this activity two things are becoming clear: Entrepreneurship is becoming the new normal and UC Irvine is here it help!