UCLA alumnus and L.A. entrepreneur Robert Jadon ’01 is leading the first Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator.
From UCLA Magazine:
“Technology entrepreneurship is the new black in career choices for recent grads. And now there’s a new effort to help Bruins get their business ideas off the ground. Startup UCLA is a new campuswide initiative aimed at strengthening entrepreneurship—particularly in web and digital media companies—through networking, mentorship, a guest speaker series and a summer accelerator program.
A combined effort by faculty and alumni helped get the program off the ground. Tim Groeling, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, notes, “We have lots of experienced and enthusiastic alumni who want to mentor and guide our students, and this energy is driving the program forward. In fact, it was an alumna from Communication Studies who first encouraged us to launch Startup UCLA…”