Young Alumni Anteater Meetup

Young Alumni Anteater Meetup
Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation

Meet us at our next Young Alumni Anteater Meetup at The Cove, a state-of-the-art entrepreneurial hub for top OC and UCI innovators. Explore the open concept layout complete with a game room, hiperwalls, and a think-tank space where the hottest local startups advance to the next level. Get inspired by successful alumni entrepreneurs including founder and CEO of, Neel Grover '92, and The Cove's director of communications and ecosystems development, Matt Bailey, M.B.A. '12. Don't miss out on your chance to grow your professional and social network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

: Individual tickets are $15 and include pineapple mimosas, Hawaiian beer, wine, and Hawaiian themed hors d'oeuvres.
Dress Code
: Business casual dress encouraged
: Free self-parking available onsite

About Your Speakers:

Neel Grover is the CEO and Founder of, an engagement commerce video platform. He also currently serves as a Board Member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and a Board Advisor for, a billion dollar ecommerce platform founded by the Emaar Group.

Previously he was the former Chairman and CEO of, Executive Operating Partner at Clearlake Capital Management LLC, Board Member Rakuten North America, Board Member Coastal Contacts (Nasdaq:  COA) and Board Member, CEO and President of Rakuten’s and Executive Officer of Rakuten until 2012. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of in May 2006. He has served as its President since September 2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors since November 2001. Grover also has experience with ThinkTank Holdings, a private equity management company, and law firms Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Grover received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, Order Of The Coif, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine where he was Captain of the Men's Tennis Team. He has been a member of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable since 2008.

Matt Bailey is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in creating and executing on growth strategies that build long‐term, sustainable value for both customers and stakeholders. After earning his MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI, where he graduated at the top of his class, Matt went on to earn an M.S. in Business Analytics from the Stern School of Management at NYU. Currently, Matt serves as Director of Communications and Ecosystem Development at UCI Applied Innovation, where he is able to leverage his passion for entrepreneurship to help further develop the Orange County startup ecosystem. Matt was also an adjunct professor at the Argyros School of Business at Chapman University, where he taught data analytics, and is currently a lecturer at the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI teaching the Lean Launchpad method of market validation for entrepreneurs.

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The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation
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