Jim Cenname – Background and Advice from a CSUF Entrepreneurship Mentor

Jim Cenname is a mentor in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program who has, for years at this point, mentored students in the classroom and helped them complete their CSUF Consulting reports (among other things). What follows, is a short autobiography, mentoring mission statement, and a little bit of advice from Jim that I think will certainly […]

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva Discusses Entrepreneurship At CSUF Startup Incubator

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva visited the CSUF Startup Incubator last week to discuss entrepreneurship in Orange County with Director John Bradley Jackson, Dr. Deborah Ferber, and David Chamberlain ’14. The Assemblywoman, herself a graduate of California State University, Fullerton learned about the approximately 50 startups that the CSUF Startup Incubator has helped on their journeys from […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Ambassador Bob Godlasky Recognized For His Extraordinary Contributions

Retired marketing executive and current SCORE volunteer Bob Godlasky has been a mainstay in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program as a mentor for many years. Over that time, he has been a mentor to many students imparting the wisdom he earned after decades as an executive in the private sector. Last week Bob received the Special […]

José Calero – CSUF Startup Event Recap

José Calero had a very successful sales career and the day after he retired he decided that he was going to start his own business. Almost two decades later he has a thriving business, called LapWorks, and he was gracious enough to sit down with Cal State Fullerton students at our most recent CSUF Startup […]

Listen To These Amazing Entrepreneurs At Eurekafest!

Eurekafest is one of the most exciting events of the year for entrepreneurs! It’s a tremendous effort to put together but, as you can see from the list below, it’s definitely worth it. Attendees not only get to see what the freshest startups are up to but they also get to network with each other, […]

Have You Signed Up For The CSUF Startup Competition Yet?

Calling all current CSUF students: Applications for the CSUF Startup Competition are due this Saturday! Application link: http://bit.ly/csufstartupapplication The application is simple, some would say painless, and the rewards can be huge Our goal with this competition is to challenge all CSUF students to actively think about the problems they encounter or see others dealing […]

Mental Stresses of Being a Freelancer

We normally don’t do this but this is an important topic. Mental health is something that I didn’t think much about before working with entrepreneurs but it became apparent very quickly that mental health is something that entrepreneurs have to deal with all the time. And I think that freelancers certainly fit under the entrepreneur […]

CSUF Startup Competition Announced; Open to all Current CSUF Students

Cal State Fullerton students are some of the most naturally entrepreneurial young adults I have ever known. Of course, our entrepreneurship students frequently are working on launching startups or working on side hustles but so many students not majoring or minoring in entrepreneurship are entrepreneurial. That’s why it was an easy decision to launch the […]

Her Stories: Latinas in Hollywood

In the past we have covered the tremendous work that Natalie Rodriguez ’14 is doing. You can get the whole story by clicking the link in the last sentence but the short version is that Natalie has for the last couple of years been diligently working on her first film, Extraordinary Ordinary. This film will […]