CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Inks Deal With Chamber of Commerce

The CSUF Startup Incubator is proud of the progress that John Barton, the founder of Point ‘N Save, has made since joining the Incubator last year. During that time, John has worked most closely with Dr. Deborah Ferber and focused on pivoting his business into what it is today: An app called Live Work Play […]

José Calero – CSUF Startup Event Recap

José Calero had a very successful sales career and the day after he retired he decided that he was going to start his own business. Almost two decades later he has a thriving business, called LapWorks, and he was gracious enough to sit down with Cal State Fullerton students at our most recent CSUF Startup […]

Eureka FEST CSUF Discount

Every year Eureka FEST is one of the biggest startup events on the West Coast and the CSUF Startup Incubator is proud to be a sponsor. For everyone in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community, if you use code “CSUF” at checkout you will get a discount. To purchase your ticket today go to EUREKAON.COM.And don’t forget […]

Sales Mindset for First-time Entrepreneurs – CSUF Startup Talk

A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to have Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown, both sales professionals, investors, and professors, stop by the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine to host a seminar on how to be better at sales. Here are some of my notes from that event that I hope are […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Defeat The Dreaded Trough Of Sorrow

Phillip Stinis, manager of the CSUF Startup Incubator, hosted a seminar last night with a couple of dozen attendees eager to learn how to go from concept to launch and how to beat that trough of sorrow. What is the “Trough of Sorrow”? Credit: Phil Graham and Andrew Chen (link) The Trough of Sorrow is […]

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 […]