Entrepreneur Association

Entrepreneur of the Month – Diego Benitez

Diego Benitez is the founder of  Progress Brewing and currently a second year Fully Employed MBA student. Can you please talk a little bit about yourself? I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. My parents and grandparents all had businesses in various industries: retail, restaurant, construction, metallurgy, real estate management, dairy and vegetable farming.  […]

Entrepreneur of the month – Clayton Frech

Clayton Frech (’98) is the Founder and CEO of Angel City Sports. He was formerly the Regional VP of Safelite AutoGlass and VP Operations for Classic Party Rentals. Clayton also serves on the board of Adaptive Sports USA and the LA Advisory Board for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. He was the President of the LA […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Brendan Somerville

Brendan Somerville is a second year MBA student at UCLA Anderson. He is one of the recipients of Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Brendan received his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University, where he was the president of Georgetown’s entrepreneurship club and co-founded a technology startup. Prior to UCLA Anderson, Brendan Somerville served as a […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Sheeva Sairafi

Tell us about your business and the inspiration behind it? Local + Lejos is a socially conscious home décor company that creates contemporary product in collaboration with artisan women abroad.  Traditional fair-trade products do not take changing market trends into consideration, and we provide our artisans with the tools they need to create products for […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Jeff Chang

Tell us about your business and the inspiration behind it? Doblet solves the battery problem. We’re building a network of smart portable batteries, so you can charge your phone anywhere.  We put our batteries in bars, restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, hotels, libraries, museums, co-working spaces and all sorts of other venues – now expanding into […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Marc Lebovitz

Tell us about your business and the inspiration behind it? My current business is named Adornably, an interior design service that delivers photorealistic visualizations of your redesigned space from top designers, and offers seamless purchasing and delivery of the products you need to transform it. The inspiration for Adornably was two-fold. On the engineering side, […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Niko Sidiropolous

Tell us about your business and the inspiration behind it? It’s a really simple concept. It gives people access to multiple fitness facilities. If someone wants to do yoga and pilates, or cross fit and kick boxing, you can through Curated Fitness. You can get really diverse with your workouts. We set up partnerships with […]

Entrepreneur of the Month: Amy Cheng-Tran

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting your own business, it can also entail helping your local startup thrive. This month’s post features UCLA Anderson alum and Brand Impact Director of local impact marketing agency, Enso. Tell us about your business and the inspiration behind it? Enso is a marketing agency that helps brands align business success with […]