Rady Offers a Holiday Gift Guide with Products from Students & Alum

UC San Diego Rady School of Management students and alum dominate the holiday gift industry. A quick look at the Rady website reveals a holiday gift guide filled with products that are Rady-made. A mix of tech, treats, and services, these products are a testament to the school’s innovative and career-focused education.

StartR graduates developed many of the gifts. StartR is a non-profit accelerator program for Rady School of Management students and alumni. It is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the tools needed to start and grow their businesses. It’s a free, six-month long program that is clearly successful based on the three StartR graduates who appear in this year’s Rady Holiday Gift Guide.

  • Alpine Labs: Created by Greg Horvath, an FT’16 student and StartR graduate, Alpine Labs offers time lapse photography equipment for the professional or armature photographer on your list.
  • IceSkimo: Give the gift of time with your family with a trip to the new dessert restaurant, IceSkimo, developed by Rady Alum, Robert Yang, FW’10.
  • Talio: For all those cat lovers in your life, you need Talio, the smart kitty litter box—developed by StartR graduate and Rady Alum, Alex Treiner, FW’12.
  • EOS: Experience the joy that piece of mind brings with EOS (Executive Oil Services) this winter. Two Rady Alums started the company: Loren Chang and Andrew Zorko, FT’14.
  • Nothing is more lasting and wonderful than the gift of music. Give your friends or family lessons with a local instructor through Rob Hastings and Ron Luning started the company after graduating FW’12.
  • Waves: Get yourself the best gift possible this holiday season with a wellness GPS app that helps you plan your health all year round. The app was developed by Rady Alum, Royan Kamya, FT’10.
  • Cinder: Are you tired of your George Foreman, get the newest technology in countertop cooking called Cinder—made by Eric Norman, FT’12.
  • Guru: From another StartR graduate, Scott Perrin (FE’12) created Guru to give the gift of fitness and yoga without walls.
  • GoGreen: Any old lettuce won’t do for your holiday party. Pick up the freshest, organic lettuce from Rady Alum, Pierre Sleiman, FW’13.



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