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 […]

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dell – Customer Discovery

CNBC recently published a business biography of Dell. It’s about 12.5 minutes long, so it doesn’t go into minute detail about the ups and downs of Dell but it does give an excellent thumbnail sketch of the company. Further down the post I go into how startups and existing businesses can utilize customer discovery processes […]

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 […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni Inspire Innovation at Cal State Fullerton

CSUF News just ran a story about three CSUF Entrepreneurship alumni and their continued work to promote innovation at Cal State Fullerton. The alumni, Lorenzo Santos ’17, Vanessa Ganaden ’18, and Yumi Liang ’18 were part of the Cal State Fullerton team to participate in the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program. Hosted by Stanford University, […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Learn About Innovation

For a the past few years Cal State Fullerton has sponsored a select group of elite students to participate in a program called University Innovation Fellows (UIF). This program, sponsored by Stanford University, was created to instruct students on the importance of innovation and empower them to foster innovation back at their home campuses. CSUF […]

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 […]

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 […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni Teach Current Students About Design Thinking

Yumi Liang ‘18 and Vanessa Ganaden ’18 took some time out from their busy lives to teach current CSUF Entrepreneurship students about design thinking and how it relates to entrepreneurship. Design thinking is something that both of them learned about as University Innovation Fellows and as founders/leaders of Student Innovation Collective and they are using […]

Business as a Machine

Marc Pakbaz is an interesting guy and I like him. I’m going to miss a big portion of his history here but, in short, he is from Iran, lived in France (where he built and sold a business), and now lives in America (where he built and sold a business). He’s a teacher, consultant, serial […]

Types of Intellectual Property that Entrepreneurs Should Know

Justin Sanders, the VP for High Tech and Mechanical Devices at Entralta, gave a very insightful presentation on intellectual property last night for the Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator at the CSUF Irvine campus. He covered a lot in his hour long seminar so I’m simply going to give you an overview of […]