Pepperdine Names Most Fundable Companies

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Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School announced the winners of its second annual Most Fundable Companies competition

Pepperdine University, 2U In Online MBA Agrrement


Malibu-based Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and online education provider 2U , which has one of its major offices in Los Angeles, said last week that the two companies are in a expanded partnership. According to the two, 2U will power Pepperdine's existing online MBA degree, starting in January of 2020. According to the two, 2U will support Pepperdine in development, launch, and management of the degree.

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Dun & Bradstreet, Pepperdine Link on Entrepreneurship Effort


Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet said this morning that they are launching a new partnership to bolster entrepreneurship and the emerging business community. The collaboration includes paid internships at Dun & Bradstreet's corporate headquarters in Malibu, specialized executive education, and more, and will see Dun & Bradstreet executives serving as guest lecturers at Pepperdine.

Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -- Startup World Cup - SoCal Regional hosted by LAVA and Pepperdine. Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for the startup ecosystem around the world via a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.

Yahoo Taps Pepperdine Prof As Chief Product Officer


Online search portal Yahoo said yesterday that it has named Blake Irving , most recently a professor at the Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, as its Chief Product Officer, heading up the company's product strategy and direction. Irving, who had been a professor at Pepperdine since January of 2009, was teaching classes at Pepperdine's full time MBA program in Malibu. Tags: yahoo blake irving professor pepperdine executive

Silicon Beach Report July 30: Two Bit Circus Acquires Arts District Warehouse for Game Space

L.A. Business Journal

Two-Bit Circus comes to town to open Arts District game space; Pepperdine teams up with 2U; SRAXmd sold

Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out


And that’s really valuable to brands,” says Malte Kramer , Givvr’s CEO, cofounder, and last year’s Valedictorian at Pepperdine University. Social Good Action Against Hunger android app Arbor Day Foundation Givvr GoFundMe IndieGoGo iOS Kickstarter Los Angeles Malte Kramer mobile app Nonprofit nonprofits Pencils of Promise Pepperdine UniversityIt’s a fact: young people are becoming more socially conscious these days.

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Certificate In Private Markets

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Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 -- Certificate In Private Markets. See [link] (more

Blake Irving, Yahoo!

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Pepperdine Dean's Executive Leadership Series. Irving most recently was a professor at Pepperdine Universitys Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -- Blake Irving, EVP and CPO, Yahoo! Blake Irving is executive vice president and chief product officer at Yahoo! Previously, he served as corporate vice president of the Windows Live Platform group at Microsoft. See [link] (more

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We will be collaborating with Pepperdine's Graziadio Alumni Network Leadership Council of Orange County. Thursday, October 6, 2011 -- Firsty. Join the OCTANe community at JT Schmids for Firsty in October! See [link] (more

Bio Science Alliance Training

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Four days of 1/2 day and full day classes give by qualified instructors held at Pepperdine Westlake Campus focusing on Quality System and Regulatory Requirements through the Product Life Cycle, from Discovery to Commercialization - followed by 101 Corridor Life Science Celebration Event (11/10) at Westlake Hyatt. Monday, November 7, 2011 -- Bio Science Alliance presents BSA Academy Training: Chapter One.

What??s Next LA? The Road to Economic Recovery

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Pepperdine Universitys Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 -- What's Next LA? The Road to Economic Recovery. See [link].

3 Keys to Successful New Products

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- Join us at the Pepperdine West Los Angeles Graduate Campus and learn invaluable information about what it means to be an entrepreneur. Breakfast provided. Are you looking to expand your knowledge of new product innovation and commercialization? If the answer is yes then this session is definitely for you! This session breaks down the chaotic product innovation process into three simple sections.

General Assembly,XYZ Tie On Registry Website Design Contest


According to.XYZ, General Assembly, and hosting company GoDaddy, they are offering up the chance to win a Macbook Air, Xbox One, Jawbone Jambox, Google Chromecast, and other prizes--plus, giving a free hosting account,xyz domain, and those class credits--to students and alumni of General Assembly, USC, UCLA, UCI, LMU, or Pepperdine who submit a new website based on the new top level domain. Are you a web design wiz who would like to show off their web design chops to the world?

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ACG 101 Holiday Party

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We will present the first annual Tom Hopkins Award For Excellence in MandA to Dr. John Paglia, Director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. Thursday, December 1, 2011 -- ACG 101 Holiday Party. After all the challenges of 2011, relax and socialize with friends and colleagues at the ACG 101 Corridor Holiday Reception this Thursday evening, December 1, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

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Novatel Wireless Boosts Board


Gerns was also a professor at Pepperdine University, and is on the Board of Advisors at UCLA Anderson's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. San Diego-based Novatel Wireless , which develops wireless broadband cards and other products, announced this morning that it has added Russell C.

Small Business Breakfast Series: How to Build a Brand with Authentic Storytelling

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Join us at the Pepperdine West Los Angeles Graduate Campus and learn invaluable information about what it means to be an entrepreneur. Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- GAN-LA Presents Small Business Breakfast Series: How to Build a Brand with Authentic Storytelling. Breakfast provided. Consumers these days are looking to connect with companies on a much deeper level. They're seeking community, education, entertainment, and most of all, a sense of authenticity.

Talks: Jason Nazar on how to Persuade


He holds have a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities. Below is a talk on Persuasion by the co-founder of Docstop, Jason Nazar. Find out how getting he got his start-up funded using his knowledge of persuasion, sales, and even hypnotherapy: Full Bio: Jason Nazar CEO and Co-Founder of Docstoc. Jason is the Co-Founder and CEO of, the premier online community to find and share professional documents.

Rey Pasinli


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Fullerton and an MBA from Pepperdine University Rey Pasinli is one of the credit card processing industry’s foremost experts on emerging internet trends and evolving technologies. With nearly fifteen years of industry experience, he has successfully collaborated with over 10,000 internet merchants. As Executive Director of Total Apps Inc.,

How Entrepreneurs Move the Needle

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Dr. Larry Cox, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -- How Entrepreneurs Move the Needle. Catalyst For Thought Event. Dr. Larry Cox explains how serial entrepreneurs systematically generate game-changing business ideas.

The Characteristics of Exceptional Entrepreneurs: How to Break Out of the Pack

Jason Nazar

I recently gave a speech at the MBA program at Pepperdine University on “How to Break Out of the Pack” It was a talk to a large group of budding entrepreneurs who were looking for some advice on what exceptional business leaders do to distinguish themselves from everyone else.

Interview: Jason Nazar of Docstoc


" 6) You are the only person I have ever met who was Class President of both their undergraduate (UC Santa Barbara) and their graduate (Pepperdine) schools. " 5) At Pepperdine you earned a joint MBA/JD degree.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


You can also use Southern California Tech Central's list of Organizations to find possible events: UCLA , CalTech , Twiistup , USC , AeA , TCVN , OCTANE , BarCamp , Enterprise Forum , TCOSC , LAVA , UCI , LINC , UCSD , AWT , Digital Hollywood , WITI , TechBiz , ASP , Stirrers and Shakers , AMA , ACG , Pepperdine , PMI , CTC , LMU , LARTA , AITP , iHollywood. Great post by John Shiple.

First Annual SoCal Capital Expo

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leads the first public presentation of findings from the 2011 Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project. Thursday, November 10, 2011 -- First Annual SoCal Capital Expo. ACGOC. First Look at Latest National Research on the State of Private Capital Markets Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 10, when groundbreaking researcher and financial expert John Paglia, Ph.D.,

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Out of the Lab

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This panel provides real-life insights to both university insiders and outsiders on how to move university research successfully into commercial ventures.The panel includes local CEOs with lab to start-up financing experience (Caltech, USC, Pepperdine), early stage investor Mission Ventures and the moderators are a seasoned investor/entrepreneur and the Chair of the Entrepreneurship Program at Pepperdine University. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 -- Out of the Lab and into a Business.

Jason Lawrence Nazar


He holds a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities. Jason Lawrence Nazar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc (Acquired by INTUIT), the premier online destination to start, grow and manage small businesses. Docstoc hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents (over 20 million), and resources including articles, videos, & productivity tools to make every small business better.

Interview with Rich Branning, Sweep


Our company started with a few buddies of mine from Pepperdine and one of their brothers, and they're all local, Southern California guys who moved to Pepperdine and grew up locally here in Los Angeles. I'm originally from Palo Alto, but I graduated from Pepperdine in 2012.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet


I then went to Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 2006 with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. At Pepperdine, I co-founded the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law -- only the fourth scholarly journal in the history of the Pepperdine School of Law.

Entrepreneur's Journey

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Leading the way are faculty from both Pepperdines business and law schools and many of Southern Californias leading angel investors and venture capitalists. Friday, November 6, 2009 -- The Entrepreneur's Journey: Finding, Launching and Growing the Next Big Thing. The Graziadio Schools first ever all-day entrepreneurship bootcamp arrives in Malibu this Friday. The

How Do I Identify A Great adVenture Opportunity? The Answer Is Obvious, Yet Insightful


I am paraphrasing the above question and answer from an inspiring presentation by Dr. Larry Cox, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School. Question : How do I identify a great adVenture opportunity?

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


Walter Grieves: We partnered with USC, UCLA, and Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Anderson, Annenberg Center, we have an internship program. In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice.

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How Cloudvirga Wants To Disrupt The Slow, Antiquated Mortgage Industry


He's my mentor, and I've known him since I was nineteen years old, when he was an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine. For anyone who has ever gotten a mortgage for a home, they know it's a very slow, antiquated, frustrating, and time consuming process. It's also very expensive and complex for lenders. Enter cloudvirga (, a new startup in Irvine�created by veterans of the mortgage industry�which is hoping to disrupt that antiquated process, by automating the entire process.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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He holds a BA from UCSB and a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities.

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Interview with Ricardo Solar,


We're also working with college institutions, like Pepperdine, USF, and hopefully more, where we are helping counselors understand how students are selecting their internships, careers, majors, etc. Last week, Ayax Systems launched , a new website targeted at helping people make major decisions. We caught up with Ricardo Solar, the firm's CEO, to learn more about the site. What's the idea behind LetSimonDecide?