Why Investors Say No

Many investors, especially those who invest professionally, say “no” to the vast majority of startups they see. In this case, that rejection rate could be as high as 99%. So, why do investors say No? At the CSUF Startup Incubator we work with our residents to figure out this part of the startup puzzle. Some […]

Titan Women Collective Scholarships Awarded

Last Friday, Titan Women Collective and Dr. Deb Ferber awarded six scholarships to Cal State Fullerton students who all share a passion for entrepreneurship and leadership. As part of Titan Women Collective, these fearless students are part of the first class of innovators who have received scholarships to help them advance their educations and they […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches Live Work Play App

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident John Barton has launched his Live Work Play app to the public today. John has been working with the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce to develop an app for their members and the area of North Orange County to better connect companies in their area with community members. The mission […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Teams Up With Engineering at Cal State Fullerton To Help Students Become Entrepreneurs

One of our goals at the Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton is to help make the Cal State Fullerton community more innovative and entrepreneurial. There are students, faculty, and staff throughout Cal State Fullerton that have amazing ideas that can have a real impact on the world but they don’t actively pursue those […]

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 […]

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 […]