From Bar Room Napkin to Boardroom Table With Bennett Marks at CSUF Startup Incubator

What does it take to launch a business? At the CSUF Startup Incubator we certainly have some thoughts on that. But we just had to hear from Bennett Marks, one of the mentors in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program, who was gracious enough to come into the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine to give a […]

CSUF Startup Competition Finalists Announced

Last week, fifteen out of the thirty-seven student concepts submitted for the CSUF Startup Competition were reviewed at the semifinals. All of the concepts presented were very innovative and that made the decision of narrowing the finalists down all the more difficult. But, thanks to our judges, consisting of CSUF Entrepreneurship professors, were able to […]

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 […]

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 […]

CSUF Women Student Entrepreneurs Partner With Alumni To Launch Startup

(Pictured above: Standing Left to Right: Director John Bradley Jackson, Dan Black, and Karl Freels. Sitting Left to Right: Madeline Varela, Cecilia Rodriguez, Mary Tariq, Kathy Chao, Genesis Kelley, Mauren Tschopp, and Dr. Deborah Ferber.) Launching a business is hard to do but a group of women student entrepreneurs from Cal State Fullerton are taking […]

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 […]

Med Tech Directory + CSUF Startup Incubator = Great Event!

Dan Golka, the CMO of Med Tech Directory, partnered up with the CSUF Startup Incubator last night to host a networking event featuring talks by Austin Bonderer, Principal at the Law Office of Austin Bonderer, and Rand Brenner, the CEO of Licensing Consulting Group. Videos, photos, and social posts from the event are below. Med […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Defeat The Dreaded Trough Of Sorrow

Phillip Stinis, manager of the CSUF Startup Incubator, hosted a seminar last night with a couple of dozen attendees eager to learn how to go from concept to launch and how to beat that trough of sorrow. What is the “Trough of Sorrow”? Credit: Phil Graham and Andrew Chen (link) The Trough of Sorrow is […]

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. https://twitter.com/NewVenturesCSUF/status/1095877150404632577 Michael’s talk was wide-ranging and, while […]