CSUF Entrepreneurship Student Startups for Fall 2018

At the end of every semester, CSUF Entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to give investor pitches for the startups that they have created and been working on over the course of the semester to our panel of judges. These presentations may only be educational exercises, this is, after all, a school, and if that’s where […]

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 […]

Titan Fast Pitch 2018 Recap

The sixth annual Titan Fast Pitch, held at Cal State Fullerton and hosted by the Mihaylo College Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Economic Education, took place on Oct. 27, 2018. Sponsored by community organizations and companies, including MUFG Union Bank, N.A., the event drew about 400 people, who spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon at […]

Special Event with the Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes

Join us for a talk with Don DiCostanzo, the CEO and founder of Pedego Electric Bikes. At this talk, Don will discuss his experience building Pedego Electric Bikes from the ground up and how building a strong and durable brand helped him accomplish that. Register now for this event on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 […]

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 […]

Go to Market – How do you Scale? Event on 11/14 @ CSUF Startup in Irvine

Join us this coming Wednesday, November 14 at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine for dinner and a seminar on how to develop a winning go to market strategy for startups. Barry Lieberman, who earlier this week gave a fantastic talk on how to determine the right product/market fit, will be coming […]

OC Register Covers CSUF Startup Incubator Resident John Barton

The OC Register’s Susan Gill Vardon recently published an article about our CSUF Startup Incubator resident John Barton. The article delves into the twists and turns (those are called “pivots” in our parlance) that John has been navigating while he has been working on launching his business. It’s a great article that covers how the […]

CSUF Startup Event Tomorrow: Product Market Fit – The Holy Grail of Success!

Join us for dinner and a talk tomorrow night at 6pm at the CSUF Irvine campus with Barry Lieberman. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/product-market-fit-the-holy-grail-of-success-csuf-startup-tickets-51849703860 “First to market seldom matters. Rather first to product/market fit is the long-term winner” “Once a company has achieved product market fit, it is extremely difficult to dislodge it, even with a better […]

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 […]

Interview with CSUF Alumnus and Entertainment Entrepreneur Natalie Rodriguez ’14

We recently published a post about a Cal State Fullerton alumnus, Natalie Rodriguez ’14, who has a film coming out called  The Extraordinary Ordinary. The post was primarily about the movie and to promote the trailer, which is down below, but for this post we wanted to do an interview with Natalie. We hope that […]