Everything up to and including the Pitch Deck

Last week, Professor Travis Lindsay gave a talk at Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) about the investment process up to and including the pitch deck. Below is the pitch deck that Travis used to, well, describe pitch decks. If you are working on your pitch deck, elevator pitch, business plan, or are in the process […]

CSUF Startup Talk Ep 4 with Justin G. Sanders, Esq.

In this CSUF Startup Talk with CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson, JJ talks with Justin G. Sanders. Justin is Vice President of Entralta where he primarily oversees the High Tech and Mechanical Device practice group. In this talk, JJ and Justin discuss ways for entrepreneurs to effectively navigate the patent process and […]

CSUF Startup Talk with JJ Ep 3: Michael Sawitz – Franchising

https://youtu.be/WE3EEzeYZKg In this CSUF Startup Talk with CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson, JJ talks with Michael Sawitz, the founder of AIM Mail Centers and FastStart.studio. In this wide ranging conversation, JJ and Michael discuss everything from franchising to the OC startup community.

CSUF Startup Talk Ep 2 with Tomorrow’s Tone

https://youtu.be/BoPgqUu_ur8 In this CSUF Startup Talk with CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson, JJ talks with Michael Ruiz, one of the founders of Tomorrow’s Tone. The idea for Tomorrow’s Tone germinated in one of JJ’s entrepreneurship classes and its mission is to help children with behavioral disorders learn valuable educational and emotional skills […]

CSUF Startup Talk with JJ Ep 1 – 10-8 Systems

https://youtu.be/LM-n2EgrEAE 10-8 Systems was founded by CSUF student Bryan Ruef and his brother Kevin with a simple mission: Bring dispatching services to communities and organizations that desperately need them but cannot afford them. After less than a year they have many clients and many more in the hopper and, best of all, they were recently […]

Finally, an energy book in layman’s language: Energy Made Easy

Op Ed Summary: Ronald Stein, P.E. and Todd Royal, Masters in Public Policy, have decades of experiences in the energy sector, collectively with more than 200 published Op Ed articles that provide energy literacy for citizens, private industry, and government leaders. Together, they’ve summarized in-depth research into a book that can be carried in your […]

Generation Alpha – will they be Entrepreneurs?

If you were wondering what comes after Generation Z, which are people born between the mid-90s and 2009 or so, the answer is in: Generation Alpha (at least according to a post from Axios where they find out the details about Generation Alpha from Australian research group McCrindle’s Ashley Fell). Generation Alpha is, roughly speaking, […]

From Cave Drawings to Instagram: Human Communication Comes Full Circle (and more insights from Mary Meeker’s 333 page internet trends report)

Cave drawings were the Instagram of 40,000 years. If you were a caveman who needed to share your exploits with your friends you had to bust out the chalk and draw deer or whatever was cool at that time. Now we can snap a Gram of anything and everything and share it with all of […]