The Young Entrepreneurs Panel
About this Event
Often times, college students postpone pursuing their dreams for one simple reason: They think they’re too young…
In this event, we’ll be hearing from 5 ultra successful entrepreneurs who are all between the ages of 18-21.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear the stories of how these entrepreneurs that are just like you overcame the doubts and objections to build successful and profitable businesses.
You’ll be hearing from these 5 Young Entrepreneurs:
Amie Chen @amiechen
Social Media Marketing Manager of 7 figure brands like Sommer Ray Shop sommerraysshop.com
Amie is a 19 year old entrepreneur.
Kyle Hermann @kylehermann23
Marketing Specialist, Ezee Smart Home Solutions
Kyle is an 18 year old entrepreneur.
Justin Lam @justinlamofficial
Founder and CEO of EOC Media @justinlamofficial
Justin is an 18 year old entrepreneur and full-time college student.
Vince Wang @vince_wang_ceo
Founder of Vince Wang Education
Vince is a 20 year old e-commerce and Facebook ads expert.
Jordan Welch @jrdn.w
Founder of eCom Accelerators and Viral Vault
Jordan Welch is a 21 year old entrepreneur.
When & Where
Palisades AB, Carnesale Commons
350 De Neve Dr. Palisades AB Los Angeles, CA 90095, Los Angeles, US
Startup UCLA was established in 2012 with the first Summer Accelerator for UCLA students/alumni to develop their tech-startups during a ten-week highly intensive program. The Summer Accelerator provides early-stage startups with a workspace and guidance by top entrepreneurs, investors and skill experts. The ten-week program incorporates best practices and knowledge in entrepreneurship, technology, and design. The teams travel to the Bay Area to visit venture capital firms and startup entrepreneurs, making valuable connections while getting constructive feedback on their pitches from industry professionals. The culminating event is Demo Day when the teams pitch to our growing network of local entrepreneurs and investors.
So far, Summer Accelerator entrepreneurs have created and attracted funding for innovative startups ranging from mobile applications to educational technology and eCommerce platforms. An added benefit is the collaboration among teams with the Accelerator becoming a testing ground for ideas and approaches across team members.
From the beginning, Startup UCLA sought to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus, to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world, to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking, and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.
It quickly became evident that UCLA students/alumni are passionate about being entrepreneurs by the attendance at on-campus entrepreneurship events, the growing number of Summer Accelerator applications each year, and the creation of student groups such as Bruin Entrepreneurs.
Being awarded the three-year Blackstone LaunchPad grant with UCI, USC, and LAEDC was seen as an opportunity for UCLA to bring in a high-quality structured program that directly strengthens current opportunities and would add to the entrepreneurial resources offered to UCLA students/alumni by Startup UCLA.
The Blackstone LaunchPad introduces entrepreneurship as a viable career option with focus on students who are earlier in the entrepreneurial education process. Through venture consultant meetings, mentoring, workshops, and events, the Blackstone LaunchPad helps students use their education to start new businesses, find viable careers in entrepreneurship, and create jobs.
Through the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCLA and the Summer Accelerator, Startup UCLA provides a community in which students/alumni can develop and launch their ideas.