Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The UC Davis Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.
To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.
Under the direction of Professor Andrew Hargadon, the institute provides researchers, MBA students and others with the necessary skills, resources and network support to turn their ideas into action. Whether for profit or for social benefit—or both—the institute’s programs enable students to envision a better world and make it a reality
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to Drive Technologies from Lab to Market
(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Ideas into Action
As a UC Davis MBA student, you choose from a wide range of compelling opportunities to put theory into practice—what we call ideas into action. The following is just a sampling of the many programs and activities that provide you with real-life application of concepts learned in the classroom, helping you become a leader with the toolkit, perspective and experience to help all levels of business grow and succeed— from start-ups and mid-sized firms to world-class corporations in global markets.
Integrated Management Project
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has long been committed to driving positive change through the power of business, embracing community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action to build a better world. These core values are part of our mission.
Business Accelerator Davis Roots Opens with Two Start-ups
Historic Hunt-Boyer Mansion Home for Early Stage Ventures
Davis Roots, a new nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and the University of California, Davis, officially opened at the historic Hunt-Boyer Mansion on April 30. The enterprise was built to support start-ups with the goal of keeping them in Davis once they succeed, and already has two new companies ready to move in.
GoodKoz Wins First Prize in Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge
UC Davis MBA Team in Bentonville to Pitch Start-up Idea to Help Non-Profits Fundraise Online
Think Kickstarter meets Etsy meets Kiva.org, all in the name of good.
That’s the innovative idea behind GoodKoz, an e-commerce site to help non-profits raise funds, being built by first-year MBA students Dylan Fiesel and Allen Alday.
This article reports on the new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child. The institute will strengthen the coordination of entrepreneurship and innovation activities across UC Davis’ colleges, schools, centers and organized research units, becoming the university’s unifying structure for these pursuits.
This article reports on the launch of a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis. The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was made possible through a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child, both 1976 UC Davis graduates.
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
(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.
UC Davis has landed a $5 million commitment with which to create a new institute for innovation and entrepreneurship. The commitment from UC Davis alums Mike Child and Renee Child will transform the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship into a larger institute that can do much more, and which will have stable funding for years to come. “UC Davis is home to an amazing array of expertise across disciplines,” Hargadon said in the release. “This institute will help our faculty and students translate their knowledge and skills into ventures that improve society and add value to the economy.”