CSUF Startup Competition Finals Covered by OC Register

The Orange County Register just published a detailed piece about the CSUF Startup Competition (subscription may be required). I really liked this part about our winner, Bryan Ruef of 10-8 Systems: Grenier said the judges had a good consensus about awarding first place to Ruef. “I think his way of solving a problem was so […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Learn About Innovation

For a the past few years Cal State Fullerton has sponsored a select group of elite students to participate in a program called University Innovation Fellows (UIF). This program, sponsored by Stanford University, was created to instruct students on the importance of innovation and empower them to foster innovation back at their home campuses. CSUF […]

CSUF Startup Competition Finalists Announced

Last week, fifteen out of the thirty-seven student concepts submitted for the CSUF Startup Competition were reviewed at the semifinals. All of the concepts presented were very innovative and that made the decision of narrowing the finalists down all the more difficult. But, thanks to our judges, consisting of CSUF Entrepreneurship professors, were able to […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship accomplished a lot in 2018!

The Center for Entrepreneurship started out under the aegis of Dr. Michael Ames almost two decades ago. Since its inception, the Center’s mission has been: We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Present their Businesses to our Community

At the end of every semester CSUF Entrepreneurship students present their businesses or the progress they have made on launching their businesses to a panel of judges from the community, which includes: investors, bankers, entrepreneurs, and many other professionals. These are awesome learning experiences for our students because: 1. They get to practice pitching their […]

An Actor and an Entrepreneur – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story Ryan David Tsang '13

When deciding to create a business, an entrepreneurial student must first examine the market in order to see if their idea is feasible. By comparing their idea to others and seeing how they can make an impact in the market, students begin to understand how much work will be needed in order to make their […]

CSUF Business Plan Competition 2016

Starting in January, approximately 100 student-entrepreneurs entered the CSUF Business Plan Competition to see if their idea was the best on campus. After months of submitting business concepts, presenting in front of judges, and more than 150 attendees at the Finals we can now announce the winner… But first, lets do a brief recap of […]

Why I Majored in Entrepreneurship at CSUF: Sam Lee '14

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” – Albert Einstein “There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks” – Albert Einstein “For without struggle, there is no progress” – Frederick Douglas With these three quotes, I have described our entire Entrepreneurship […]

Focus on Finding Customers

When starting out, the most important thing for entrepreneurs to remember is that the goal is to offer a product or service that solves a pressing problem or need for customers. Don’t get too attached to your initial  ideas. Rather let input from prospective and actual customers guide the decision as to what products or […]

Why I Major in Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton

The following was written by Robert Gates who is majoring in Entrepreneurship at CSUF. My name is Robert Gates and I’m currently a senior at California State University, Fullerton studying Entrepreneurship. When I first came to CSUF, I knew that I wanted to own a business but, at the time, I was unaware that the […]