What is Social Entrepreneurship?

A social entrepreneur notices a social problem in the world and works to solve it.  Unlike a usual business entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur hopes for “social value” rather than profit.  Many people associate social entrepreneurship with non-profits, but unlike most non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs focus on both small-scale, immediate effects and large-scale, long-term effects (pbs.org).  […]

Social Entrepreneurship: What Does it Mean?

The term “social entrepreneurship” is often tossed around, but what does it really mean?  A social entrepreneur is essentially an advocate, or better yet, a catalyst for progress who is motivated by social value instead of  just profit.  Though the social entrepreneur’s venture may yield monetary benefits, s/he is primarily focused on the production of […]

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about Social Media @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Jessica Joy Reveles knows social media and how harnessing its power can help drive your brand and sales. Most Americans see the news first, get recommendations on products, and communicate with each other through one of the many different social media platforms that are out there. Has your business taken advantage of this communications revolution? […]

Pick Your Social Media Platforms Wisely – Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

Marketing today is much more involved than it has ever been. There are so many different social media platforms that are around that entrepreneurs can quickly become overwhelmed if they try to have an active presence on too many of them. That is why smart entrepreneurs take stock of how much time they can devote […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: David Chamberlain ’14

David Chamberlain is one of those students that you knew would do great things. He is currently the VP of Sales and Marketing at Creative Outdoor Distributor and is getting ready to launch his first business, Interact, which will help families find the best service providers for their special needs children. In addition to being […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Awarded More Than $100,000 in Scholarships and In-kind Awards during the 2018-19 Academic Year

Thanks to the generosity of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community, student-entrepreneurs received more than $100,000 in cash scholarships, in-kind sponsorships, and residencies at the CSUF Startup Incubator! Wow, that is amazing! To celebrate these students and the gracious donors, here is a list of all of the awards from the 2018-19 academic year: Conrey Insurance Brokers […]

Sales Mindset for First-time Entrepreneurs – CSUF Startup Talk

A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to have Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown, both sales professionals, investors, and professors, stop by the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine to host a seminar on how to be better at sales. Here are some of my notes from that event that I hope are […]

App Entrepreneur Receives Crucial Guidance from CSUF Startup Incubator – OC Register

We have written about John Barton in these pages previously and there is a reason why keep on doing so: He is a hardworking entrepreneur who is making progress! Recently, John’s startup, Point ‘N Save, was featured in the OC Register (subscription may be needed to view). In the article, it recounts how when John […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Student Startups for Fall 2018

At the end of every semester, CSUF Entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to give investor pitches for the startups that they have created and been working on over the course of the semester to our panel of judges. These presentations may only be educational exercises, this is, after all, a school, and if that’s where […]

Interview with CSUF Alumnus and Entertainment Entrepreneur Natalie Rodriguez ’14

We recently published a post about a Cal State Fullerton alumnus, Natalie Rodriguez ’14, who has a film coming out called  The Extraordinary Ordinary. The post was primarily about the movie and to promote the trailer, which is down below, but for this post we wanted to do an interview with Natalie. We hope that […]