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 […]

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 […]

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/

Internship Opportunity: Increase the Positive Impact of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Community

Intern Project Introduction Reach out to alums with key positions at entrepreneurial organizations in Orange county, Los Angeles County, and the Inland Empire. Involve them in the quest for enhanced results (Measured improvement of key metrics). We are looking for interns who are motivated to develop skills that are invaluable in the nonprofit industry. Interns […]

Four Mindsets Necessary for Entrepreneurial Success

Over the years I have met many entrepreneurs. Successful ones, ones that are just starting out, those that have retired, and every kind of entrepreneur you can think of in between. Even though they were all unique (and special in their own ways) they all did have something in common: They were all different in […]

Leveraging the Gig Economy for Entrepreneurial Success @ CSUF Startup [Event]

What is the “gig economy”? The gig economy is comprised of all those side jobs that you see your family and friends doing: everything from being an Uber driver to being a photo editor on the side. But the gig economy has become so much more than that. Many successful professionals have embraced the gig […]