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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.

Leaders for the Future: New Roads to Travel

Leaders for the Future: New Roads to Travel Mirroring a reality at universities across the U.S. and around the world, only a small percentage of doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars conclude their studies at UC Davis and pursue a tenure-track faculty career at a university. 

UC Davis Announces $5 Million Commitment To Establish New Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Institute Builds on Success of UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurship — Nov 8, 2011

(Davis, CA) — The University of California, Davis, is launching a new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child. Read the article >