UC Davis Engineering Student Startup Center – New Director

DAVIS, Calif.; August 18, 2016—Liz Tang says she’s found her dream job as the new director of the UC Davis Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC). Tang started the position in July after overseeing operations of a technology consulting firm in Washington D.C. for the last two years. After receiving a … Continue reading

ESSC Hosts Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop

Taylor Stein and Spencer Croy, two UC Davis Alumni who now work at Autodesk,  gave a 3-hour workshop on Autodesk’s newest CAD software, Fusion 360. Students were able to download the software free beforehand from Autodesk’s  website.  Spencer and Taylor did a brief overview of the unique capabilities Fusion 360 has … Continue reading

Engineering Student Startup Center Receives First Major Gift

David Kappos has given the Engineering Student Startup Center a major donation.  One of many successful UC Davis alumni, Kappos was drawn to the ESSC’s mission, explaining “It’s important to support this progressive, very 21st century facility with its mission to champion student entrepreneurs, and to help them become, early … Continue reading

Biomedical Engineering Society Fold-It Workshop

On March 3rd, 2014, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the Synthetic Biology Club had the honor of hosting a 4-hour long Fold-It Workshop at the Engineering Student Start-up Center (ESSC).  The Fold-it program was developed by the Baker Lab at the University of Washington. It is a revolutionary new … Continue reading

New Entrepreneurship Class Makes Waves at UC Davis

The College of Engineering offered a new entrepreneurship class for engineers during spring quarter 2014. ECH 98, “Starting and Prototyping a Technology Venture,” is a two-unit course that covers creativity and entrepreneurial thinking from an engineer’s perspective. Topics include: how to think creatively, characteristics for becoming a successful entrepreneur, techniques … Continue reading

ESSC Receives NCIIA Grant to Fund Student Entrepreneurship

The Engineering Student Startup Center has received a $38,500 award from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), a national organization that supports technology entrepreneurship at universities by providing funding and training to faculty and students. This grant will be used to build a program that funds the formation … Continue reading

UC Davis College of Engineering Launches Student Startup Center

The Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) was launched with a special event on Friday, October 11 from 3-6 p.m. in the lobby of Ghausi Hall. The keynote speaker was Tina Seelig, professor at the Stanford School of Engineering and the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Following the … Continue reading

Engineering Student Startup Center Inauguration

The Engineering Student Startup Center was launched with a ceremony that took place from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the lobby of UC Davis’ Ghausi Hall. The event was organized jointly by the UC Davis College of Engineering and BetaVersity, a company that specializes in designing and building … Continue reading