Small Business, Big Dreams - Networking Mixer and Talk

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UC Davis Alumni Center

530 Alumni Lane

Davis, CA 95616

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Small Business, Big Dreams

An evening with Tim and Tom Zheng, cofounders, Vite Kitchens


5 p.m. | Networking

6 p.m. | Tim and Tom Zheng

In 2017 UC Davis seniors Tim (managerial economics) and Tom (clinical nutrition) Zheng spent hundreds of hours in their tiny apartment testing recipes, calculating nutrition and reimagining the perennial student staple of instant ramen into a healthy, delicious, nutritious (and still fast and convenient) alternative. In April 2018 they launched a Kickstarter campaign—and reached their $10,000 goal in less than an hour. By mid-May, they'd raised almost $250,000 from 4,295 backers and Vite Kitchens launched.


Join us to hear about their entrepreneurial journey, commitment to making their ramen ethically and responsibly—including high-quality U.S. ingredients and paying employees a fair, living wage—and adherence to ”communication, transparency and just generally trying to be good people.”


This event takes place during the 2019 UC Entrepreneurship Academy. The academy and this event are sponsored by the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis.

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