The Startup Hustle with Michael Sawitz

Earlier at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Irvine Michael Sawitz gave a powerful talk on what it actually means to hustle as an entrepreneur. In his talk, “The Art and Science of Customer Development”, Michael talked about how he has been able to acquire customers as a startup. https://twitter.com/NewVenturesCSUF/status/1095877150404632577 Michael’s talk was wide-ranging and, while […]

The Cold, Hard Facts about Startup Funding

Yesterday at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Irvine) we were honored to have David Ochi give a talk about startup funding. As you may know, or at least have suspicions about, funding a startup is, despite the successes seen on TV shows like Shark Tank, no easy task but after David’s talk yesterday it’s pretty obvious […]

Landing the Big Check: Secrets to funding from an Entrepreneur & Investor

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, January 9 at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Irvine and get to listen to David Ochi discuss his proven process for landing startup funding. Please register here, details for the event are as follows. https://www.meetup.com/CSUF-Startup-Incubator/events/257764933/

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Nick Panhwar on Critical Mass Radio Show

It’s always great to hear one of our entrepreneurs from the CSUF Startup Incubator talking with a great business leader such as Richard Franzi, who, among many other things, is the host of the Critical Mass Radio Show. Nick Panhwar, the gentleman on the right-hand side of the picture seen above, and his wife Ayisha, […]

Shark Tank’s Alex Rodriguez Funds CSUF Alumni-Founded Nui, Creator of Keto Cookies

    Congratulations to Victor Macias ’09 and Kristofer Quiaoit, the founders of reduced sugar keto cookie maker Nui, for receiving funding from Alex Rodriguez on Shark Tank last night!!! In total, they received $300,000 of funding from the entrepreneurial baseball great to help them grow Nui even faster than they already are. Not only […]

CSUF Alumnus Appears on Shark Tank – Pitches Nui, a Delicious Keto Cookie

I’ve known Victor Macias for many years now and I know him to be a dedicated and brilliant entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs like him were what inspired us to launch the CSUF Startup Incubator, where we help people go from concept to launch. Victor’s work in CSUF Entrepreneurship classes was tremendous and I was not surprised to […]

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 […]