News Tagged as Bridges to Business

A student presents during the Impactathon as two people smile and look on

Impactathon Offers Inspiration and Real-World Lessons for Soka Students

Nov 29, 2023

More than 30 Soka students in this year’s Impactathon began the business pitch competition with ice breakers, including a prompt to brainstorm what they could create with candy and plastic toys. Then

Qiankuan Yang ’23, Yixin Wang ’23, UCI student Qian "Rebecca" Liu, and Aarohee Bhattarai ’23 pose with giant checks at the UCI New Venture Competition.

SUA Students Again Prove Their Mettle at UCI Startup Competition

Aug 04, 2022

Enjovu, a sustainable paper business model created by Qiankuan Yang ’23, Thea Mudanye ’23, and Yixin Wang ’23, finished second overall in UC Irvine’s annual New Venture Competition June 3. While this

Simon Mainwaring holds a microphone and stands on stage in the Black Box Theatre on Soka's campus where he speaks to an audience about Rewiring Capitalism. There is a screen behind projecting some of his presentation points.

The Renaissance Begins: A Critical Conversation with Simon Mainwaring

Apr 04, 2022

To anyone feeling hopeless about the many crises facing humanity, brand futurist and author Simon Mainwaring believes that taking intentional, collective action is the antidote. In “Rewiring

Two women smile at the camera as they sit at a table with menstrual products

Impactathon: Inspiring Social Change Through Sustainable Business Models

Mar 30, 2022

As a young woman growing up in Nepal, Aakriti Adhikari ‘22 had a vague idea of her own biology. With no one around her willing to explain what the word “menstruation” meant, she was in for a

Soka students holding plate and wine glass during networking practice

B2B Etiquette Event: Making Connections with Confidence

Dec 07, 2021

Impressing a potential employer while trying to remember which fork is used for the salad can be nerve-racking. Bridges to Business helped prepare SUA students for those moments through its networking

Team Circular pitches concept via online platform

Soka Students Are Winners at UCI New Venture Competition

Jun 01, 2021

Soka students’ innovative thinking and commitment to social responsibility made them winners at UC Irvine’s annual startup competition. The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC

Impactathon Zoom session

B2B Impactathon: Incubating Ideas to Change the World

Feb 09, 2021

Join UC Irvine’s New Venture Competition Through participation in the Bridges to Business program, Soka students and alumni now have access to the UC Irvine New Venture Competition at UCI’s Beall

Mary Patrick Kavanaugh and the B2B program at the UCI New Venture Competition

UCI Collaboration Empowers B2B

Feb 27, 2020

Students of the Soka B2B program found out if there was “A Market for Their Product” at the fifth workshop hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. The workshop was held at the Beall Center

Lucas Caceres, Linda Mutesi, and Shaheen Sheik-Sadhal holding award

Impactathon Offers Social Entrepreneurial Lessons for Students and Alumni

Jan 05, 2020

Connecting immigrants with vital services. Spurring economic development in communities by recycling environmental waste. Empowering students with knowledge to spark civic engagement. Soka students