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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating New Ventures – The Perfect Book for the Entrepreneur in your Life

While it may be too late to arrive before Christmas, the Center for Entrepreneurship’s new book, Creating New Ventures: How to Shape Concepts into Achievement, is the perfect book for the entrepreneur in your life! (At $25, this book is also a great way to use some of those Amazon gift cards your kids will […]

Founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes, Don DiCostanzo, Talks to CSUF Entrepreneurship Students

  Earlier this evening, Don DiCostanzo ’79, the founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes gave a fantastic talk to our CSUF Entrepreneurship students and community members. Don talked about the importance of branding and how he used the strategies he discussed to grow his businesses from nothing to where it is today.   To […]

From Extreme Sports to Venture Capitalism – Interview with CSUF Entrepreneurship Community Member Per Welinder

Per Welinder is a great asset for the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. He started out as a professional skater, started a business with Tony Hawk, got his MBA from UCLA, is a venture capitalist, among many other things. Per has been a mentor and speaker in the classroom and a judge at competitions like the CSUF […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Manager Phillip Stinis’ PowerPoint about Lean Startup

At the CSUF Startup Incubator, we work with entrepreneurs by helping them go from concept to launch. A major part of this process is informed by the lessons on Lean Startup as outlined by Eric Reis and in this talk by CSUF Startup Incubator Manager Phillip Stinis he goes over the key points on lean […]

Lessons on Growing a Successful Business from Lawyer turned Entrepreneur Robert Freeman

Almost every week we are fortunate enough to welcome in experts from various fields to talk about subjects important for people who are interested in becoming the best entrepreneurs they can be. This week, we welcomed Robert Freeman, Esq. to talk about the lessons he has learned from being a lawyer and a successful business […]

Four Mindsets Necessary for Entrepreneurial Success

Over the years I have met many entrepreneurs. Successful ones, ones that are just starting out, those that have retired, and every kind of entrepreneur you can think of in between. Even though they were all unique (and special in their own ways) they all did have something in common: They were all different in […]

Successful Business Strategies from a Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur – CSUF Startup Event

Next Wednesday the CSUF Startup Incubator is proud to welcome Robert Freeman, the titular lawyer turned entrepreneur, in to discuss the strategies he has successfully used over his career as a lawyer and entrepreneur with two successful businesses under his belt. As a lawyer, Robert is able to look onto entrepreneurship from a different perspective […]