CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: David Chamberlain Set To Launch App That Helps Families Find Services For Their Children With Disabilities

David Chamberlain ’14 is a man on a mission. In addition to being a VP for a consumer goods manufacturing company he is the founder and CEO of Interact, an app that will help families that have children with disabilities find the right services for their particular situation. Finding the Right Solution for his Customers […]

Invest in what you know

As an investor myself, I can attest to how difficult it can be to stick to that advice in the title. As an investor, you get to see all kinds of ideas and meet with many different entrepreneurs. Many of them have very compelling stories, and we know that startup stories are important but there’s […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Inks Deal With Chamber of Commerce

The CSUF Startup Incubator is proud of the progress that John Barton, the founder of Point ‘N Save, has made since joining the Incubator last year. During that time, John has worked most closely with Dr. Deborah Ferber and focused on pivoting his business into what it is today: An app called Live Work Play […]

Beckham Thomas, Principal at Culver Pacific Capital Partners @ CSUF Startup

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to sit down and have a discussion with a partner at an investment firm but that is exactly what is going to happen at tomorrow’s CSUF Startup event! (Register now!!!) With us, we will have Beckham Thomas, Principal at Culver Pacific Capital Partners, in to discuss […]

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 […]