CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Sells Tech and Branding Business

Congratulations are in order to CSUF Mihaylo alumnus Dalip Jaggi ’14 for selling his company, Devise Interactive! Press Release: Vincit Acquires Devise Interactive IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2018 — Devise Interactive is an award-winning agency that specializes in brand strategy, UI/UX and software development. The company has designed prominent digital solutions for many […]

University, industry find mutual benefits through business advising programs

“University-based advising can be the cornerstone of a strong university-industry partnership that increases innovation and improves new employee readiness,” says UIDP in its publication “University Business Advising.” You certainly won’t get any argument from John B. Jackson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Institute, and CSUF (California State University, Fullerton) Startup Incubator, and […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship 2018-19 Year in Review

The 2018-19 school year has finished and the CSUF Entrepreneurship community accomplished many great things! By the numbers: Thousands of people attended our events and competed in our competitions More than 200 students majored, minored, or studied entrepreneurship Welcomed our 50th startup to the CSUF Startup Incubator Completed consulting projects for more than 100 businesses […]

Notes on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Talk by Recent CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus

Demetrius Knight ’19, as you can tell from the number appended to the end of his name, recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton. But Demetrius, who is now a resident at the CSUF Startup Incubator himself, is dedicated to educating himself and attended the most recent CSUF Startup event over in Irvine. This event featured […]

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)-Centered Design, Using Emotions to Increase Brand Engagement

The CSUF Startup Incubator was fortunate to have Leila Entezam come in to discuss the nexus between emotional intelligence (EQ)-centered design and brand engagement. Leila is a “solution-oriented leader with extensive experience in business consulting, implementations and project management. Expertise include psychology, human behavior, neuroscience, and strategic development while advancing business innovation. Possess successful track […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Alumnus Dalip Jaggi Shares Lessons Learned From Running And Selling A Business

Dalip Jaggi ’14 has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. In January, 2014 he launched Devise Interactive to help brands reimagine their digital presence and he graduated from Cal State Fullerton that same year. Fast forward not even five years to December 2018 and Dalip had grown Devise Interactive to the point that it was acquired […]

Founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes, Don DiCostanzo, Talks to CSUF Entrepreneurship Students

Earlier this evening, Don DiCostanzo ’79, the founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes gave a fantastic talk to our CSUF Entrepreneurship students and community members. Don talked about the importance of branding and how he used the strategies he discussed to grow his businesses from nothing to where it is today. To start off […]

From Extreme Sports to Venture Capitalism – Interview with CSUF Entrepreneurship Community Member Per Welinder

Per Welinder is a great asset for the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. He started out as a professional skater, started a business with Tony Hawk, got his MBA from UCLA, is a venture capitalist, among many other things. Per has been a mentor and speaker in the classroom and a judge at competitions like the CSUF […]

Join us for Dinner this Wednesday – How To Market Your Startup Like A Pro @ CSUF Startup Irvine

This Wednesday at 6pm at our Irvine office at 1 Banting we will be serving dinner and have a talk about how to market your startup. Please register for this event here. One of the most common situations that we see at the CSUF Startup Incubator is an entrepreneur with a fantastic concept who is […]

So you want to build an App?

I’m not going to start this post off with the cliche “If you build it, they will come” but… But many people do think that way; for them, there isn’t much space between the epiphany and the first version of their product. Or their app. In many ways, building an app is a lot like […]