Hey ANTrepreneurs!

As summer comes around the corner, we wrap up multiple entrepreneurial events. In this issue, we review the end of the New Venture Competition, and share tips from a startup that just deployed its platform.

You may find value in upcoming events, too. Our program promoting female entrepreneurship, GIRLBOSS, is back this quarter, and the ANTrepreneur of the Year Awards is on the way!  And two ANTrepreneurs are seeking marketers to join their startup.

For more, check out the news below! 

Sincerely,
UCI ANTrepreneur Center
What to Catch Up On
Get Ready for GIRLBOSS!

We are so excited to announce that our upcoming GIRLBOSS event featuring  Keynote Speaker Julie HudashThe founder & CEO of Team Kids, she leads a non-profit platform that implements school-based and community-wide service learning programs for children to inspire youth as positive change agents.

Julie will share her experience as a tireless social entrepreneur, who is passionate about making a difference in the world through empowering our next generation of youth leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. The night will feature other ANTrepreneurs too, who will showcase their business products and services. 

Come out for a night of free food, an amazing speaker, and rising startups. We hope to see you there!

Have you ever been interested in attending an event similar to the Academy Awards ceremony? Well mark your calendars, because on June 2nd,  we will host our third annual ANTrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony!

This event will be hosted at The Cove (5141 California Ave., Irvine, CA 92697) on June 2, from 6-9pm. We will be celebrating the most dedicated and inspiring ANTrepreneurs. It will be an evening full of inspiration, fun, and free food! So come on out for a night to remember and cheer on these hard working individuals for their accomplishments.

New Venture Competition: Congrats to the Winning Teams!

After six months preparing and competing, the 2017 New Venture Competition winners were announced on May 12, at the Awards Ceremony. Students were divided into four parts based on the nature of their business ideas: Business Products and Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Life Sciences. We are excited to introduce you to the first place recipients!

Consumer Products

BrainCheck: Portable BCI - A portable, user-friendly, non-invasive, brain computer interface that takes advantage of wireless technology and hardware filtering.

Consumer Services

Memorlane - A collaborative photo sharing application service available on IOS devices.

Life Sciences

Venom-Aid - A broad-spectrum anti-venom material that sequesters a majority of the toxins found in snake venom. (Also in School of Medicine & Tech Surge)

Business Products and Services

Element: B2B2C - An online e-commerce portal that automates the process between patient visit and product delivery.

Each of the above winning teams were awarded with $4,000 cash. Congratulations to all those who competed and placed in the final round!
ANTrepreneurs' Web Platform Finally Live

We are so proud of InstantCustom! This team of ANTrepreneurs delivers customizable goods with a quick turnaround time, and deployed its website May 1.  Check it out!

Alec Kriebel (left in bright blue), one of our consultants, and Chief Technology Officer  Ofri Harlev (right in bright blue), are the developers behind instantcustoms.com. Read their story on our website about the challenge of maintaining their business while building a site.
The Month Ahead
  Marketers, Assemble! A Startup Opportunity Just for You
Two ANTrepreneurs, John Lim and Yang Jiao, are looking for a co-founder in their supplement e-commerce startup. Any marketing experience, especially digital marketing, is a plus. If you are interested, please email John through mjkn11@hanmail.net for more information. 

Learn from the Best: Apply for the Draper Hero Training Program!

Go from an idea to a product, ready to pitch to over 80 venture capital investors from June 19 to July 28 as you learn from top-tier venture capitalists. Past speakers have included Elon Musk (Tesla), Aaron Levie (Box), and Tony Hsieh (Zappos). 

Live and learn in Silicon Valley, and leave with a strong network of life-long mentors and friends. Join over 280 alumni who have launched their own startups, raised more than $51.4 million collectively, and have sold their companies for multiple millions and have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30. Students can apply here.

Sharpen Your Presentation Skills at the Arts of Communication Bootcamp!
Learn to Make Cents: Attend the Financial Literacy Workshop Series
Golden Arches Have a Contender: Arch Grants Are Here

The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition  awards $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to startups. Arch Grants funds innovative and scalable businesses from all industries.

Recipients of the grants must work out of St. Louis City for a year, but doing so holds a few advantages: a low cost of living, close proximity to top venture investors, and significant opportunities for growth; nearly 68 percent of Arch Grant recipients are women, people of color, immigrants, and veterans. 

The application window closes May 22, so get cracking! Apply here.

Mark Your Calendars!

May 2017:
  • Arch Grants Deadline || Monday, May 22 || Apply
  • GIRLBOSS featuring Keynote Speaker Julie Hudash || Monday, May 22, 6-8pm || Applied Innovation || RSVP
  • Financial Literacy Workshop Series Workshop #2 || Monday, May 22, 12-1:30pm || Paul Merage School of Business || RSVP
  • Financial Literacy Workshop Series Workshop #1 || Tuesday, May 23, 5-6:30pm || Paul Merage School of Business || RSVP
  • Financial Literacy Workshop Series Workshop #2 || Wednesday, May 24, 12-1:30pm || Paul Merage School of Business || RSVP
  • 1 Million Cups || Wednesday, May 24, 7:45-9am || Applied Innovation || RSVP
  • Workshop Wednesday featuring Sam Shefrin || Wednesday, May 24, 11:30am-1pm || Paul Merage School of Business
  • Launchpad Thursday featuring Chaya Jadhav || Thursday, May 25, 12:30-1:30pm  || ANTrepreneur Center
  • 1 Million Cups || Wednesday, May 31, 7:45-9am || Applied Innovation || RSVP
  • Workshop Wednesday featuring David Ochi || Wednesday, May 31, 11:30pm-1am || Paul Merage School of Business

June 2017:

  • Launchpad Thursday featuring Michael Cancelleri || Thursday, June 1, 12:30-1:30pm || ANTrepreneur Center 
  • ANTrepreneur of the Year Awards || Friday, June 2, 6-9pm || Applied Innovation
  • 1 Million Cups || Wednesday, June 7, 7:45-9am || Applied Innovation || RSVP
  • Workshop Wednesday featuring Sam Shefrin || Wednesday, June 7, 11:30am-1pm || Paul Merage School of Business
  • Launchpad Thursday featuring Lubna Ahmed || Thursday, June 8, 12:30-1:30pm || ANTrepreneur Center
For additional entrepreneurial events throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas,
please visit  www.socalcal.com .

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About the Writers
Zejin (Lucy) Guo is a first year Business Economics major wishing to explore her potential. She is a newsletter editor at the ANTrepreneur Center, and always dreamed of becoming a good entrepreneur through hands-on learning and experiences.

Jimmy Nguyen is a fourth year Business Economics major, minoring in Accounting. He is an intern at the ANTrepreneur Center and aspires to become either an CPA or consultant in the near future. He enjoys dancing, working out, and taking life one-step at a time.

Will Khaine is a second year Software Engineering major and the ANTrepreneur Center Newsletter Editor in Chief. He's interested in supporting socially responsible startups, and spends his spare time programming, eating chicken sandwiches, and drinking coffee. Lots of coffee.