CSUF Startup Talk with JJ Ep 3: Michael Sawitz – Franchising

In this CSUF Startup Talk with CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson, JJ talks with Michael Sawitz, the founder of AIM Mail Centers and FastStart.studio. In this wide ranging conversation, JJ and Michael discuss everything from franchising to the OC startup community.

The Startup Hustle with Michael Sawitz

Earlier at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Irvine Michael Sawitz gave a powerful talk on what it actually means to hustle as an entrepreneur. In his talk, “The Art and Science of Customer Development”, Michael talked about how he has been able to acquire customers as a startup. Michael’s talk was wide-ranging and, while ostensibly […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship accomplished a lot in 2018!

The Center for Entrepreneurship started out under the aegis of Dr. Michael Ames almost two decades ago. Since its inception, the Center’s mission has been: We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically […]

Creating New Ventures – The Perfect Book for the Entrepreneur in your Life

While it may be too late to arrive before Christmas, the Center for Entrepreneurship’s new book, Creating New Ventures: How to Shape Concepts into Achievement, is the perfect book for the entrepreneur in your life! (At $25, this book is also a great way to use some of those Amazon gift cards your kids will […]

The Growth Mindset [VIDEO]

A couple of months ago I was chatting with the founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Michael Ames. As happens when you talk with a bright individual like him the conversation quickly shifted into one about ideas, which is fine by me. By the end of our talk, Dr. Ames recommended a couple of […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony

On Friday, May 9 at 1:00pm in Mihaylo Hall room 1307 we will be hosting an Awards Ceremony (Please RSVP) commemorating all of the great contributions to CSUF Entrepreneurship during the 2013-14 school year, including: We recently completed the 3rd Annual CSUF Business Plan Competition awarding the top prize to White Light Medical. What was […]

Free eBook – Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Some of you may have noticed that Dr. Michael Ames and Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson recently collaborated on a book called Your Entrepreneurial Journey. Having edited it myself, I can tell you that there is a lot of great content in this book. Dealing mainly with the intersection of principles and business, […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Update – 1st Quarter 2014

2014 has already been an exciting year for us but we have a lot more planned. For starters, we were just honored with our 11th National Championship at the Small Business Institute’s Project of the Year Competition! Not only did our undergraduates bring home the national championship in their division but our MBA’s came in […]

Center for Entrepreneurship Awards Event 2013

More than 120 students, professors, mentors, board members, clients, staff and others connected to the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program attended an event to celebrate the end of the 11th year for the Center for Entrepreneurship. This event took place at the amazing Ember Café in Anaheim (the space was graciously donated to us by the Taormina […]