2019 Investor Speed Dating – TCVN Event on March 21

Lots of people have great ideas and have the skills to make that concept a reality but, for some entrepreneurs, there is a real need to connect with investors in order to bring their concept to fruition. When those entrepreneurs know investors already then that’s great but what can they do if they do not […]

The Cold, Hard Facts about Startup Funding

Yesterday at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Irvine) we were honored to have David Ochi give a talk about startup funding. As you may know, or at least have suspicions about, funding a startup is, despite the successes seen on TV shows like Shark Tank, no easy task but after David’s talk yesterday it’s pretty obvious […]

Landing the Big Check: Secrets to funding from an Entrepreneur & Investor

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, January 9 at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Irvine and get to listen to David Ochi discuss his proven process for landing startup funding. Please register here, details for the event are as follows. https://www.meetup.com/CSUF-Startup-Incubator/events/257764933/

Startup Funding Option: Family and Friends

I am sitting here watching a great presentation by startup expert Jim Cooper, co-founder of Braid Theory, and he is talking about funding. It’s a complicated subject, or at least it can get that way, but I think one of the main complications is that people make it more complicated than it needs to be. […]

Event Reminder: How to Fund your Startup

Just a friendly reminder that we will be hosting an event with startup expert Jim Cooper tomorrow evening at 6pm where he will discuss some of the innovative funding sources that most entrepreneurs know nothing about. Make sure to register by clicking this link. Here is some information about the event: As an entrepreneur, there […]

How to Fund your Startup @ CSUF Startup Incubator

You have a great idea but you need some funds to make it happen. What do you do? [First step, attend this talk at the CSUF Irvine campus this Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm; register here.] As an entrepreneur, there are many options for funding all with clear pluses and minuses. Our speaker, Jim Cooper […]

How I Raised $7.5M – This Wednesday at CSUF Startup Incubator

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to raising money for a startup and that’s understandable since the vast majority of entrepreneurs never end up raising a dollar from anyone outside of their close network of family and friends. Companies that receive Angel money are rare and the universe of companies that receive […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Director John Bradley Jackson to Give Talk to OC Financial Society

On Thursday, February 16 Director John Bradley Jackson will be giving a talk at a luncheon for the OC Financial Society. Details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocfs-february-2017-luncheon-invitation-registration-tickets-21190739071 Director Jackson will focus on the intersection of finance and entrepreneurship. He recently gave a talk similar to the one planned for the OC Financial Society luncheon going into detail […]

The 12 Slides you need for your Startup Pitch to Investors

These are the 12 slides you need when you are pitching your business to investors. In this talk, John Bradley Jackson, Director for the Cal State Fullerton Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator, goes through the twelve slides that entrepreneurs need to nail when giving a pitch to investors. Investor presentations are are high […]

A New Semester Begins at CSUF

A new semester begins at Cal State Fullerton! Take a look at what is in store in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider. For most of Cal State Fullerton the spring semester begins today and there are many things to look forward to during the semester at CSUF Entrepreneurship. Over the next couple of […]