Entrepreneurship Panel at UCLA
Monday, November 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Are you interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurs come from various backgrounds and hail from different industries, but what connects them is one thing: A dream to make a real difference in the world.
If you wonder about what entrepreneurship is and what opportunities there are to start getting involved, come attend the Entrepreneurship Panel.
Come listen to established entrepreneurs share their experiences on building their companies, building the best team, and overcoming challenges. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the different entrepreneurship-related resources we have available at UCLA, and network with like-minded individuals.
All majors and all class levels are welcome to attend!
Gil Elbaz is the founder and CEO of Factual, a location platform that provides global location data and tools enabling mobile app developers, publishers, and advertisers to create personalized, contextually relevant mobile experiences. He also co-founded Applied Semantics (ASI), known for its semantic text processing technology, which was later acquired by Google in 2003. In 1991, he earned his bachelor’s degree from California Institute of Technology with a double major in Engineering & Applied Science and Economics.
Eytan Elbaz is the co-founder and CSO of Scopely and of Deep Dive Media. He previously served as Google’s Head of Domain Channel from April 2003 through September 2007. Prior to Google, Eytan was Vice President and founding member of Applied Semantics (formerly Oingo), which was later acquired by Google. Eytan lives in Los Angeles where he graduated UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering in 1995.
Steve Raymond is the CEO and co-founder of Big Frame, a leading media company in the YouTube entertainment space. Big Frame focuses on building sustainable media brands around YouTube’s most influential channels, and connecting advertisers with their highly engaged audiences. Steve earned his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Notre Dame in 1991, and obtained his MBA at Anderson School of Management, UCLA in 2000.
Chris Arranaga is the CEO and founder of Gorilla Marketing, which provides a variety of promotional products, corporate apparel, team uniforms, executive gifts, and other branded items. Chris started his business when he was still a freshman at UCLA in 1979 selling imprinted items to campus organizations, fraternities, and sororities. Today, Gorilla Marketing is located in a 12,000 square foot building with 21 employees. Chris also obtained an MBA in marketing from UCLA.
Michael Greenberg is the CEO of Scale Software, a UCLA technology spinout revolutionizing crowdfunding and data analysis in the non-profit universe. Prior to launching Scale Software, Michael was the Director of Innovation & Strategic Initiatives at UCLA. He also helped create Startup UCLA, UCLA's first student technology accelerator. Michael received his B.S. in Physics with honors from Loyola University in New Orleans and is currently doing his MBA at Anderson School of Management, UCLA.