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 […]

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 […]

Ashok Patel Teaches CSUF Startup Residents about Startup Growth

Last Wednesday, Ashok Patel was gracious enough to come in to the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine and talk about some of the key insights he has learned over the years as an entrepreneur and growth expert. One of the attendees at Ashok’s talk was John Barton. John is a one of the entrepreneurs […]

Support a Cause – Join the Aidtree High School Football Challenge

Aidtree, one of the companies that has been resident at the CSUF Startup Incubator, is running a competition called the Aidtree High School Football Challenge. Today is the last day to enter so make sure to act now. Here’s info on how to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIJqPSAFPH/

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Launches App to help Special Needs Kids

The OC Register recently published a great article on one of our alumni, David Chamberlain ’14, titled CSUF grad’s app connects special needs kids with resources just for them. David, like many CSUF Entrepreneurship students, has decided to really take on the challenge of launching his own business. And he is tackling a niche that […]