From Student to Founder

Cameron Gallad shares key takeaways gained at the TechChrunch Early Stage conference: Being an entrepreneur requires a new perspective—it changes how you think about business.

Promoting Student Talent in Academic Research

UC Davis student startup Cornische is developing a networking and payment platform that connects faculty leading funded studies with undergraduate research students. The goal: to promote and maintain student talent in academia.

Lessons Learned: Watching Top Student Teams from Across the U.S. Pitch

Watching fellow students pitch at the LaunchPad Propel conference was an incredibly inspiring experience. As a student entrepreneur myself, I understand how much work and time goes into making a startup successful.

Because of the nature of English Khadavu, my nonprofit organization based in India, its progress can sometimes move very slowly.

Thinking Outside the Box

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Professor Andrew Hargadon, champion of the Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Big Idea, shares why this program is important for students. The UC Davis initiative is about helping students learn what they want to do and how they can explore and test their ideas—while learning from others and building things that have never been built before.

Women of Influence 2019: Venita Sivamani MBA 15

Venita Sivamani earned both her undergraduate degree and MBA at UC Davis. Her passions for education and improving healthcare led her to co-found Dermveda, a startup she describes as “WebMD meets Consumer Reports.” She is also the founder and CEO of LearnSkin, a portal that provides high-quality integrative medical and dermatology education for healthcare and skincare professionals. Read the article >

Faculty Spotlight Interview: Marc Facciotti

UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Marc Facciotti is featured in this series highlighting educators who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring students to impact the world through invention. Facciotti continues to contribute to growing the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus. Read the article >

Institute Names Joe DiNunzio as Executive Director

Joe DiNunzio, a senior executive with three decades of creative, technical and business leadership, has joined the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as executive director, effective July 1, 2018. He will lead the institute’s strategic direction, program development, fundraising and relations with relevant academic programs at UC Davis as well as its network of partners, donors and sponsors.