Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Graduate Student Network:  MBA Entrepreneurs Connection (MBA EC)

The Entrepreneurs Connection (EC) is a Santa Clara University MBA network which provides students and alumni with tools and knowledge and fuels a passion for innovation – inspiring the confidence to take ideas beyond concept.

2015-2016 Officers:

Anu Yarlagadda

Anu is in her final year of MBA at Santa Clara University. She worked in multiple industry segments from biotechnology to Cloud Services at Fortune 500 companies.

As an entrepreneur with funded-venture, Anu has first-hand experience of the journey of an entrepreneur. Being a CAPE Graduate, Anu is well versed with the resources provided by CIE and Santa Clara Clara University. Utilizing the platform of Entrepreneur Connection, Anu with her team would like to enrich the experience of budding entrepreneurs and help them make meaningful, healthy and sustaining relationships in the industry through Networks.

For more information on the MBA EC:

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Watch the video below for a word from 2010/11 President Abhinav Talwar!
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Intrapreneurship Panel Event:  Friday, April 10


Join the Entrepreneurs Connection on Friday, April 10, 5:30-7:00 pm, in Lucas 126.  

Learn how innovation works internally within large organizations and network/connect with some of the Bay Area's most well-known tech companies.  Panelists include representatives from Google, Dell, CA Technologies, Cisco, ServiceMax, GE and SAP.  Dinner will be provided, all are welcome!

RSVP Here-We hope to see you!

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Kickoff Event:  VC Panel Discussion October 6

Join us for the Entrepreneurs Connection kickoff event this fall! We are hosting a panel of speakers that are leaders in the business world.

Would you believe that one of these leaders have innovated "multi-touch" that we use on our phones/ tablets everyday? Our four speakers include Sunir Kapoor (executive and entrepreneur), Alpesh Amin (Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Capital), Nimish Mehta (Founder and CEO of LumenData), and Gary Jinks (President of the GLJ Group and Managing Director of South Valley Angels). Each of them will be highlighting the reasons why start ups fail and how entrepreneurs and MBA students can avoid these pitfalls. 

This is a great opportunity to network and learn from a group of individuals that have a wide array of business experience in various industries. Refreshments will be served!

Monday, October 6, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas Hall 126

RSVP Here-We hope to see you!