Entrepreneurship Week Spring 2018
The School of Business kicked off Entrepreneurship Week with a talk by Chris Sims, a successful business owner in the IE who has been operating Italian Restaurants in the region since the age of 22. He gave students candid insights about the work, passion, and effort required to be a successful entrepreneur. He also disseminated more practical advice, such as choosing partners, suppliers, hiring employees, and managing business from a financial perspective.

The next Entrepreneurship event included a panel of five business owners from different industries including apparel, fitness, political advising, and IT consulting. Each panelist gave their advice on running and maintaining a successful business. Four of the panel members were also AGSM students. They included Alfredo Andrade, a political consultant, Amber Medina, owner of Meow and Co., Ken Weigel, owner of ABC Office Systems, and Andrew Cochetti, who runs an apparel business.

After the panel, AGSM hosted a fair where the participants were invited to meet the panelists in person and learn more about their business. The panel members promoted their businesses as well and showcased their products.

On Saturday, April 21, Entrepreneurship Week concluded with a Boot Camp hosted by the Undergraduate Programs Office in partnership with David Ochi from the UCI ANTrepreneur Center. He spent a full day coaching UCR School of Business Students on the mindset and planning necessary for success in Entrepreneurship.

Later that same day, the undergraduate program hosted the Business Student Leadership Conference. This conference was held to educate and motivate student leaders to learn more about themselves in a professional and leadership setting. With keynote speaker, Ruben Hernandez, a UCR alumni who has exemplified leadership in the business world, students learned how to determine their personal approach to leadership and how to handle different types of personalities within the workplace. This was a great networking opportunity and brought a unique perspective on leadership into the minds of these student leaders.
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