From Bar Room Napkin to Boardroom Table With Bennett Marks at CSUF Startup Incubator

What does it take to launch a business? At the CSUF Startup Incubator we certainly have some thoughts on that. But we just had to hear from Bennett Marks, one of the mentors in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program, who was gracious enough to come into the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine to give a […]

José Calero – CSUF Startup Event Recap

José Calero had a very successful sales career and the day after he retired he decided that he was going to start his own business. Almost two decades later he has a thriving business, called LapWorks, and he was gracious enough to sit down with Cal State Fullerton students at our most recent CSUF Startup […]

Med Tech Directory + CSUF Startup Incubator = Great Event!

Dan Golka, the CMO of Med Tech Directory, partnered up with the CSUF Startup Incubator last night to host a networking event featuring talks by Austin Bonderer, Principal at the Law Office of Austin Bonderer, and Rand Brenner, the CEO of Licensing Consulting Group. Videos, photos, and social posts from the event are below. Med […]

Mental Stresses of Being a Freelancer

We normally don’t do this but this is an important topic. Mental health is something that I didn’t think much about before working with entrepreneurs but it became apparent very quickly that mental health is something that entrepreneurs have to deal with all the time. And I think that freelancers certainly fit under the entrepreneur […]

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 […]

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 […]