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allmyinvites
Industry: E-commerce, online cards and stationery publishing
Location: Tustin, CA
Website: www.allmyinvites.com

 

Some things are valuable to you not because of how much you paid for them, but because of the memories and the smile they bring to your face - this belief was strongly held by Elif Hanna, an MBA graduate and former President of the Entrepreneurs Association at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Elif made this observation...Read more



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jove (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
Industry: Biological Science research, Online journal
Location: Somerville, MA
Website: www.jove.com

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps a video is worth millions of words. This was the key insight of Dr. Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, a graduate student in the department of developmental and cell biology at UCI. Reproducing lab experiments not as recollection of instructions but as video presentations was the core idea behind the Journal of Visualized Experiments which originated in 2006....Read more


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pomme bébé
Industry: Organic Children’s Foods
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Website: www.pommebebe.com

UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business alumni and married couple Robin and Svetla Kibota (’99 and ’00 respectively) founded pomme bébé, Newport Beach and Orange County’s first, freshly-made, organic baby food establishment, in October 2007 to make up for the dearth of natural food options for infants and young children in the local food service industry....Read more

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Web Advanced
Industry: Web Design, Development, & Marketing
Location: Irvine, CA
Website: www.webadvanced.com

UC Irvine alumni Victor Liu and Adam Bonner founded Web Advanced, a full service IT and business consulting agency based in Irvine, California in 2000, following the completion of work toward their BA degrees in Information and Computer Science...Read more

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Zustek
Industry: Email Marketing & Communications
Location: Irvine, CA
Website: www.zustek.com

UC Irvine alumnus Ajay Shah (’98) co-founded Zustek with the goal of becoming the top provider of email marketing software and services in the US. For Shah, Zustek’s CEO, the start-up was his second entrepreneurial endeavor after successfully establishing OSI, a leading Oracle integration and enterprise solutions firm with offices located in the US and India....Read more

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