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Bluff Beats: Business Incubator Showcase

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LMU’s Entrepreneurship Program hosted its Fall 2018 Business Incubator Showcase at the Playa Vista Campus Wednesday night. Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, the event cast a spotlight on four innovative business concepts developed by students and recent graduates.

“What is especially exciting about our companies this semester, is each solves a significant problem and thereby attempts to make the world a better place,” said David Choi, director of the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship. “I am also excited about the fact that two of the startups are run by sophomores – you are never too young to pursue your entrepreneurial dream!”

The startups featured included a user-friendly system that monitors elderly parents remotely and non-intrusively (Ama Smart Home), a “LinkedIn” for high school athletes to connect with coaches and recruiters (Recruit Hub Sports), a property management tool for real-estate entrepreneurs (MyPlace Rental) and an app that helps find open and affordable parking spots through a discounted subscription plan (Rezerv).

Open to all LMU students with a great idea and the savvy skills to help their venture grow, Choi says that the Business Incubator prides itself on providing students with guidance, workspace and the alumni and investor connections that can make their dreams a reality. Past student ventures have raised capital, received TV coverage and even landed shelf space at such major retailers as Whole Foods and Sephora.

LMU’s Undergraduate Entrepreneurship program is currently ranked 13th in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, 2018. Read about one Lion’s pursuit of his entrepreneurial dreams via the Business Incubator

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