The Daily Titan (the story is on the second page) recently featured CSUF Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson. In this article, they give a great overview of Director Jackson’s career, outlining his accomplishments and taking a closer look at what he is doing now to create the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. What follows are some key parts from the article:

“Before Jackson arrived at CSUF 16 years ago, he began his career in Silicon Valley, working in high-tech marketing and sales. While there he met industry giants Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple fame.

“‘It was a big deal then but I had no idea three years later they were going to be these icons,’ Jackson said.”

Later on,

“Eventually Jackson found his way to Wall Street, working to help take companies public.

“After that, Jackson said he started venturing into entrepreneurship and teaching.

“Jackson helped create the Center for Entrepreneurship, where he now serves as director.”

Later on,

“In January 2015, the Cal State Fullerton Startup Incubator was founded as a branch of the Center for Entrepreneurship.

“‘I was watching students as they came up with ideas in the classroom,’ Jackson shared. ‘I always felt that we needed a place for people to take their ideas and turn them into real companies, not only as students but as alums.’

“The Incubator has a location in Irvine and Placentia to give students the opportunity to check out the program or attend one of their free events.”

And one last passage,

“In hopes of getting more students passionate about the entrepreneurship lifestyle, Jackson said he has helped implement competitions that run annually.

“‘The Incubator is a self-sustaining program so we charge tuition for our startups who join the incubator. A special note is that the six startups that made the finals at the startup competition all were awarded residency,’ Jackson said.

“Jackson founded the CSUF Startup Competition approximately eight years ago.”

Wow! It’s amazing all of the things that Director Jackson has been able to do during his tenure at the helm of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton.

If you are interested in partnering with this entrepreneurial education pioneer, please reach out to him at jjackson@fullerton.edu

CSUF Entrepreneurship

We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things, including: consulting projects where students serve up fresh strategies to actual businesses, competitions for students from middle school to grad school, helping entrepreneurs go from concept to launch, frequent seminars and office hours for entrepreneurs and professionals, and much more. Interested in becoming a part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community? Reach out to us at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu for more information!

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