Jeff Benabio, MD (MBA '15) discusses the impact his Rady MBA made on his career and how he uses the business acumen and emphasis on innovation learned at Rady in his new role as Director of Healthcare Transformation at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Benabio is accountable for finding and fostering innovations that will truly create value for Kaiser's patients.
Lauren Herr is the Social Media Manager for the Rady School. In her free time she can be found snapping landscape pictures and taking advantage of San Diego's amazing beaches and coffee shops.
Last week, I attended a TEDx event in in downtown San Diego hoping to get some inspiration for my Lab to Market course. Lab to Market is the signature course sequence at the Rady School in which students apply technical knowledge to their own unique idea with the intention to improve an existing model or create a new business.
Before I came to the U.S., I worked at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan, learning how to tackle big challenges faced by both private and public sectors. As a student at the Rady School, I’ve been able to integrate my MBA experience with my working experience at the Japanese government. Furthermore, I’ve had access to collaborate and learn from opportunities not only at Rady, but also throughout the larger UC San Diego community.
An entrepreneur recently was lamenting to me about the difficulties of raising money in San Diego. For technology startups, funding is essential to commercialize and ultimately utilize scientific discoveries for the benefit of humankind. Yet for many entrepreneurs, funding seems particularly difficult locally.
In a culture where the importance of racial, ethnic and gender diversity are often overlooked, the mystartupXX accelerator, a collaboration of the California Institute for Innovation and Development (CIID) and the Jacobs School of Engineering, is making a difference.
The Rady School of Management is launching a formal referral program to recruit students for Rady School programs. The referral program is open to all members of the Rady School community, including current students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The Rady School of Management was one of several schools recently selected by the Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) to host a “Behavioral Science and Policy Series” to identify potential ways to apply behavioral science to federal public policy. David Schkade, who holds the Jerome Katzin Chair at the Rady School, serves on the BSPA’s Executive Committee and helped bring the series to the school.
After 20 years in sales, Englue co-founder and COO Sanjit Singh knew there had to be a better way to address the pain point of lead generation. Englue’s solution is their flagship product, LeadCrunch, which generates high precision B2B leads using artificial intelligence.
October 20, 2015 by Xiaojing (Cynthia) Sun and Takuma Kageyama
Whether through search, Gmail, Google Map, YouTube or Android smartphone - our life is heavily connected with the products and services by Google. From the career standpoint, Google has been well-perceived as one of the most popular companies among MBA students.
Success comes in many forms. Many define it in terms of profits, others in gained experience. As the co-owner of a San Diego based startup, I have celebrated every success. Our first dry run (thank you Rady classmates). First sale. First year in business. Even our first mistake. We’ve grown something bigger than ourselves, and that in itself is something to be proud of.