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 [...]

#FutureFood – Last Chance For Food Startup To Apply To IGNITE22 Challenge

If you have a startup in the food industry, any part of that vertical really, then this is the competition for you! Applications are due no later than May 29. More information about the competition is below. To apply, go here: https://ignite22challenge.splashthat.com/ What are we looking for? Cellular Agriculture Stem cell meat, lab grown fish, [...]

Nui Foods Featured in Inc. Magazine – Keto Cookie company founded by CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad Victor Macias and Kristoffer Quiaoit

Nui Foods is featured in Inc. Magazine as an exemplar of how to launch a business. Well done Victor and Kristoffer! We have previously covered Nui Foods in this blog, including their appearance on Shark Tank, and we couldn't be more proud of the fact that they are continuing to push and make their startup [...]

Not able to attend CSUF Graduations this Weekend?

You weren't able to attend the Cal State Fullerton graduation? Never fear! You can see all of the graduation videos by going here: http://www.titancom.fullerton.edu/ttvspecials.php?fbclid=IwAR2nvjwb4SIlPP4PGyuZ2AAwr5q5h-_Dl5gsm-GV2-T7yTtyh5JxPEhXpMk And below is the video of CSUF Entrepreneurship students graduating (along with many, many, many of their fellow Mihaylo College peers). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6783&v=AJBrbUwr2t0

CSUF Entrepreneur Alumnus Participated in Y Combinator Demo Day Earlier this Year

TechCrunch has the story. John Chi, a CSUF Entrepreneur alumnus who has competed in a couple of our competitions in the past, was accepted into the preeminent incubator in the country, Y Combinator, last year. Earlier this year, John's Synova Life Sciences presented at their demo day. Here's a brief synopsis of Synova from TechCrunch: [...]

CSUF Entrepreneur Alumnus Dalip Jaggi Shares Lessons Learned From Running And Selling A Business

Dalip Jaggi '14 has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. In January, 2014 he launched Devise Interactive to help brands reimagine their digital presence and he graduated from Cal State Fullerton that same year. Fast forward not even five years to December 2018 and Dalip had grown Devise Interactive to the point that it was acquired [...]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: David Chamberlain Set To Launch App That Helps Families Find Services For Their Children With Disabilities

David Chamberlain ’14 is a man on a mission. In addition to being a VP for a consumer goods manufacturing company he is the founder and CEO of Interact, an app that will help families that have children with disabilities find the right services for their particular situation. Finding the Right Solution for his Customers [...]

Invest in what you know

As an investor myself, I can attest to how difficult it can be to stick to that advice in the title. As an investor, you get to see all kinds of ideas and meet with many different entrepreneurs. Many of them have very compelling stories, and we know that startup stories are important but there's [...]

Startup Storytelling

Recently at the CSUF Starutp Incubator we welcomed Jim Vasconcello to give a talk about startup storytelling. Jim, a former military intelligence specialist, shared his knowledge on the importance of putting together a quality story for any startup and went into detail about how to actually develop that winning story. What follows are some bullet [...]