CSUF Business Consulting – THRA Client Testimonial

After leaving careers in the US Navy and aerospace industry and closing an aerospace engineering business that I was plank owner of (that’s Navy talk for one of the founding members, more or less) after twelve years of operation, I was left with a legacy spinoff called The Horse Race Advantage. How did this happen? […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Patrick Hayes '14

(Excerpted from the Mihaylo College Blog)Patrick Hayes ’14 began building his own furniture when he first moved out of his parent’s home at age 20. An aspiring artist, he did not have the money or resources to buy furniture, so he built functional, yet crude, desks and tables. He spent the first few years touring […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Mentor: Jerry Conrey

Jerry Conrey has been an integral part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program since 2002 when he first became a mentor. Jerry still serves as a mentor to our student-entrepreneurs and he also has funded the Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship for many years, participated as a panelist at a seminar on Patent […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship School Year in Review: 2013-14

Another wonderful school year has come to a close and we couldn’t be prouder. This year we have accomplished many things and our students have exceeded all expectations. Recently, we hosted an Awards Celebration and I would like to take the time to give you an overview of everyone who was recognized. Michael Sawitz graciously […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Success Story – Brian De La Rosa

I graduated from CSUF in June 2006 and, before I could enjoy some downtime, I quickly began working in the marketing department at Disney Consumer Products. After four years at Disney and then a couple more years jumping around at other entertainment companies, I finally took the plunge to start my own business and left […]

Entrepreneurship Scholarship Winners 2013

Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship Robert Gates won this $3,000 award and is well on his way to becoming a serial entrepreneur. State Farm Scholarship Megan Baptista won this $1,000 scholarship from State Farm! Michael Sawitz’ FastStart.studio Scholarships FastStart.studio is once again offering startup support to three CSUF student founded teams. For […]

Center for Entrepreneurship Awards Event 2013

More than 120 students, professors, mentors, board members, clients, staff and others connected to the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program attended an event to celebrate the end of the 11th year for the Center for Entrepreneurship. This event took place at the amazing Ember Café in Anaheim (the space was graciously donated to us by the Taormina […]

Success Story: Vincent Yancoskie '13

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Breaking into the Mobile App and Web Design Markets At Cal State Fullerton, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to delve into the video game industry. The possibility arose when my friend approached me with an idea for a mobile game for the iOS platform and an offer for partnership […]