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 The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

There are numerous ways for individual and organizations to become involved with The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. These opportunities extend from sharing your knowledge and time to providing financial support for our programs. If you would like more information on how you can become involved please contact:

Charlie Baecker
Administrative Director
The Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Office Phone: 949.824.1172
Office Location: SB1, Suite 2300
Email: cbaecker@uci.edu

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Have you found a compelling article, white paper, or blog that relates to innovation in business? Are you a business or academic professional who would like to submit a research paper? We welcome contributions to our Innovation@Merage knowledgebase. Please send us your links or articles. And, please share your ideas and comment on our Innovation@Merage blog.
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Share Your Time

There are a number of opportunities for successful entrepreneurs and business executives to share your hard-won business knowledge with the next generation of Southern California entrepreneurs which include the following:

Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business Coaches

Coaching a team during the annual Business Plan Competition is a great opportunity to help maintain the rich tradition of Orange County entrepreneurship that has helped us become one of the premier economic engines of the world. As a business plan competition Team Coach, your role is similar to an athletic coach in that your job is not to take the mound or quarterback the team, your contribution will be to set expectations and provide structure. The Team Coach is principally responsible for pointing the way and creating an environment for success. Coaches are not expected to write any part of the business plan or to provide access to capital during the competition.

UC Irvine Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program pairs current MBA students with senior executives in our business community. These one-on-one partnerships enable students to develop an understanding of career progression, organizational cultures and the skills and abilities required for successful leadership. Students also gain valuable individualized feedback about professional skills, networking opportunities, as well as guidance on how to enhance their professional effectiveness.

For more information, please contact Charlie at cbaecker@uci.edu.

Invest In Our Future

Gifts of cash, securities or real property to The Paul Merage School of Business are qualified charitable contributions for which donors receive tax benefits if they itemize deductions. There is a wide range of giving opportunities at The Paul Merage School of Business that will allow you to become a vital part of the school’s future. The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a number of event sponsorship opportunities, including support for various aspects of the Business Plan Competition and the Student to Start-Up Workshops. Also, there are naming opportunities to strengthen and further develop The Paul Merage School of Business' cutting edge curriculum and distinctiveness.

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