Our interactive 5-week no-cost virtual workshop cohort is designed to introduce you to the realm of AI tools and their profound impact on business growth. Each Zoom session is crafted to follow on to the next, ensuring a comprehensive exploration that builds upon foundational knowledge.


Throughout the program, participants will engage in live demonstrations and hands-on activities, immersing themselves in the practical application of generative AI tools tailored to each session's focus. By actively participating alongside peers, you'll not only gain valuable insights but also foster collaborative learning experiences, enriching your understanding of generative AI's innovative applications in business.


Our curated workshop curriculum encompasses the following topics:


  • Introduction to Generative AI in Business
  • Enhancing Productivity through Generative AI
  • Leveraging Generative AI for Marketing and Content Creation
  • Exploring Generative AI in Sales and Business Development
  • Optimization Strategies with Generative AI in Operations


Participants will possess a robust foundation in the principles and practical implementation of generative AI, empowering them to drive informed decision-making and strategic innovation within their respective business contexts.


The cohort begins on Wednesday May 15th 2024, with each weekly virtual workshop on Wednesdays from 2 - 3:30PM.


Cohort Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 2-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 2-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 2-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 2-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 2-3:30PM


Seize the opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with industry peers, and learn about the transformative potential of AI in business. Reserve your place in our workshop cohort by registering for free: https://forms.gle/rAht9o2xScfBE3H58




Isabelle Bart

Isabelle Bart is passionate about empowering individuals of all backgrounds to create innovative and impactful enterprises. Isabelle was previously the Director of the Small Business Development Center at University of California Irvine Beall Applied Innovation and the Executive Director of RevHub OC, where she managed partnerships and led operations of their social impact incubator/accelerator. 


She is currently a lead instructor for the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program at UC Irvine.


Isabelle also held various leadership roles in business planning, marketing strategy and digital transformation for several organizations in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. 

Isabelle holds a Masters in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.


More Information on Isabelle: https://ucrotp.ucr.edu/people/isabelle-bart


Philip Topham

Philip Topham, a highly accomplished business Growth and Innovation expert with a mission to empower visionary founders that are shaping a better future for all and drive their success stories to new heights. With over 25 years of experience spanning diverse industries and roles, Philip has honed his expertise in identifying what works and what doesn't in the realm of growth and innovation.


Having worked one-on-one with 250 founders, Philip brings a wealth of wisdom and practical insights to the table. He has a proven track record of solving seemingly unsolvable problems and helping companies navigate through challenging growth phases. Philip provides executive coaching and business growth advice, specializing in helping companies manage through periods of rapid expansion, overcome obstacles, and innovate for their next growth cycle.


Philip's firsthand experiences include raising venture capital funding and successfully building a profitable business from scratch, disrupting the pharmaceutical industry along the way, and the realities of success and business exits. His expertise is backed by a BS in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He actively contributes to the business community as a board member of Tech Coast Venture Network and MEERS Co-Chair of the Southern California Chapter of the Private Directors Association.


More information on Philip: https://ucrotp.ucr.edu/people/philip-topham




Our goal at UC Riverside's Office of Technology Partnerships is to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region by connecting the university, industry and the community to fast, transparent, efficient and individualized support. Our speciality lies in facilitating the development, funding, commercialization, validation and incubation of life-changing innovations created by local entrepreneurs for the benefit of society.

We offer a number of no-cost programs and services, both to UCR faculty, staff, and students, as well as our local entrepreneur community within the Inland SoCal region. To get notified of our upcoming programs and events, please subscribe to our newsletter on our website: https://ucrotp.ucr.edu/

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