Club

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (EIA)
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (EIA) is a club tailored towards those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation

Join us if you’re interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide an environment for students to develop new business ideas and bring them to fruition. We will also create a forum for students to connect with venture capitalists, angel investors, GSM Alumni, mentors, advisors, business school students and other entrepreneurs. In order to achieve these goals, the society will work closely with the Davis, Bay Area and Sacramento business communities.

Meet our Board

Our aim is to provide an environment for students to develop new business ideas and bring them to fruition. We will also create a forum for students to connect with venture capitalists, angel investors, GSM Alumni, mentors, advisors, business school students and other entrepreneurs. In order to achieve these goals, the society will work closely with the Davis, Bay Area and Sacramento business communities.

Raymundo Beristain-Barajas

President

Raymundo is an MBA candidate at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He is an entrepreneur with a background in data analysis and business development. His entrepreneurial interests lie in disruptive technologies such as bitcoin and IoT. In 2012, he co-founded Beristain Construction, a high-tech construction company specializing in home automation. Raymundo is a native to Santa Cruz, California. He attended the University of Chicago, where he majored in Sociology with an emphasis on population research. Outside of the professional realm, he is a musician and a native Spanish speaker. In his free time, Raymundo enjoys yoga and playing his 6-String electric bass. 

Jose Luis Macedo

Vice President

Jose is a 2016 MBA candidate with a focus on business development and analytics. His background in biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing are what drive his passion for innovations in biotechnology. Outside of the classroom, Jose collaborates with local Davis startups by conducting marketing research and assessing the viability of entering new markets. He graduated from UC Davis with a BS in biomedical engineering and an emphasis on biomechanics. In his spare time, Jose is either playing tennis, watching movies or exploring new music.

Jason Liu

Director of Operations and Finance

Jason Liu is a 2016 MBA Candidate with a focus on corporate finance and innovation. Jason grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Statistics. He has always had a passion for start-ups and brainstorming business ideas. Jason’s dream is to successfully start his own business. In addition to his position in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association, Jason is also the President of the Finance Association and an Economics TA. In his free time, Jason enjoys playing tennis.