Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Teghpreet Ahluwalia MBA 22 working at the Collaborative Leadership Retreat

Where Sustainable Energy and Finance Meet in Industry Immersion

Teaming up on solutions to solve issues from top energy and utility execs

A financier and entrepreneur, Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Teghpreet Ahluwalia sees greater potential between energy field and impact investing.

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3-D Tech Venture a “Shoe-in” as Big Bang! Finalist

Looking to revolutionize shoe technology one foot at a time

Tresole, the MBA-led shoe startup, is one of 16 finalists in the Big Bang! Business Competition at UC Davis.   

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Finishing First in the Inaugural UC Davis Food & Ag Case Competition

Our challenging, thrilling and fulfilling immersive student experience

Collaborating through the night, MBA student Baldeep Rai’s interdisciplinary team presented to industry leaders and won the first-ever Food and Ag. Case Competition.

Team Aggielytics - Naga Yashas Bhaskara Venkata, Julia Wallace, Jodi Go and Abhinhav Kishore

How My Team Made it to the Finals of Our Annual Hackathon with Google Cloud

Project explored technological disparities of California’s public education system

For the third year in a row, the M.S. in Business Analytics program partnered with Google Cloud to host the 2022 AggieHacks two-day challenge featuring numerous data challenges for UC Davis students.

Mandy Leiter

My Journey to Combine Technology and Social Impact

Exploring new technologies and finding my community at UC Davis

My interest in the world of business started with education, but not in the way you might think.

Poets&Quants founder John Byrne addresses deans at the WACSB

Poets&Quants Founder to B-school Deans: “Innovate at the Margins to Distinguish”

John Byrne praises UC Davis MBA Industry Immersions as model

Holding court with 46 b-schools deans, Poets&Quants Founder John Byrne pointed to the UC Davis MBA program’s Industry Immersions, which helps it stand out from other schools.

Bitcoin and eco-friendly economic empowerment

Square Partners with MBAs to Dig into Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining

Will cryptocurrencies enable eco-friendly economic empowerment?

MBA student Christine Dillman shares the challenge posed by Square: Create a financial model for Bitcoin mining that takes into account important environmental goals.

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Daniel Segel Utilizing MBA to Benefit Others During the Pandemic

Keeping students healthier so they can make the world a better place.

“The (UC Davis) MBA program gave me new skills, capabilities, and connections to get my foot in the tech field,” says Daniel Segel MBA 96, who helped set up the technology the university uses for mass, on-campus COVID testing, and vaccination.

Teri Slack in front of the UC Davis sign

Why UC Davis is a Great Place for Entrepreneurs

“Aggie Innovators” are changing the world

“This truly was the apex of my education—blending my scientific expertise with my business acumen and my entrepreneurial spirit,” says MBA alumna Teri Slack.

Finding empathy in health care

Real Change in Health Care Demands Innovation and Empathy

Cutting-edge biotech therapies, combined with hope, lead to healing.

A biotech entrepreneur, Natalie Makableh MBA 21 says we need more empathic leaders at the intersection of science and society. Read how she’s changing that.

Big Bang! Business Competition winner Ben Wang

Breathing Easier with Big Bang! Business Competition Winner

2014 Big Bang! Business Competition winner Ben Wang has helped limit the spread of ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia and credits UC Davis for the foundation of his start-up NeVap, which stands for Never Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.

Big Bang Business Competition Winner INN>CHRG

MBA-Led Start-Up Earns $10K at 21st Annual Big Bang! Business Competition

An Airbnb for EV drivers

Led by Founder and CEO Angel Daniel Melchor and Chief Business Officer Meredith Roberts, a pair of UC Davis MBA students, local start-up INN>CHRG won the $10K Energy + Sustainability Award as part of the Big Bang! Business Competition.

Mike and Renee Child

College Honors 2021 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Recipients

Mike Child B.S. 76, a benefactor of the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by the College of Engineering for his professional and personal achievements.

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How Our Dog Treats Can Help Restore Lake Tahoe

Four keys to grassroots social entrepreneurism

MBA alum Yuan Cheng co-founded Shrimply Blue to help restore Lake Tahoe. His team is on a mission built on trust and social impact.  

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Cellars to Sellers: A New Law will Allow UC Davis to Sell its Wine to the Public

To sell thousands of gallons of wine previously poured down the drain, the Department of Viticulture & Enology turned to a team of UC Davis MBAs for a business plan as state laws passed to make it possible.

Jill Holloway MBA 18 at the Oakland MudLab Café and Store

MBA Career-Switcher Striving to Live Zero-Waste Life

An email changed my professional life

Bay Area Part-Time MBA graduate Jill Holloway explains why she left her seven-year career at Chevron last year to become a co-owner of MudLab Café and Store.

Origin Materials co-CEO John Bissell photo at Emerge Summit

West Sac's Origin Materials Going Public in $925 Million SPAC Merger

UC Davis alum John Bissell’s eco-friendly bioplastics firm, which transformed through the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will go public in a nearly $1 billion deal with SPAC Artius Acquisition Inc.

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Cloud Certs: Opening New Opportunities for MBA Students at UC Davis

Are you cloud certified?

More than 215 students have signed up to earn industry-recognized certifications from Google and Amazon.

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UC Davis MBA Team Helps Chilean Winery Strategize

Bringing ‘creative and bold’ ideas to break into U.S. market

Full-Time MBA students team up virtually with students from the University of Talca to help Hugo Casanova Winery in Chile break into the U.S. market.

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How Every Entrepreneur Wins in the Big Bang!

We’re proud to be one of 16 finalists

Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Teri Slack is co-founder of StarBio, one of 16 finalist teams in the 2020 Big Bang! Business Competition.