Advice for Entrepreneurs: jump out of a plane and build the parachute on the way down

Victor Macias contributes a large portion of his success to grit and overcoming the fears of failure. He understood the benefits of failing fast and that adapting even faster is far better than not trying at all. Victor provides exceptional value to the clients and students who join the SBI program at California State University …

Starting a 6 figure business and his path to mentorship with Victor Macias

Victor Macias and his team were able to turn Nui Foods into a 6 figure business by pushing their comfort zones. He didn’t have mentors or know any entrepreneurs, so going to CSUF for business was an excellent opportunity to learn and create new connections. Now he mentors to give back to the students who …

CSUF Startup Incubator: 5 questions with Victor Macias, CSUF Mentor

For this interview, we sit down with a CSUF alumn, entrepreneur, and mentor for the Entrepreneurship Center. Victor’s strong background in business has brought him much success and he chooses to give back by mentoring CSUF students. Victor’s entrepreneurial journey started as a kid and now he’s inspiring students and business owners every day. To …

Titans Talk Business: Scott O’Brien ’77 and Mike Groff ’78 | May 4, 2021 Zoom Event

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 4, 4:30-6 pm), our college hosts our third Titans Talk Business Zoom event. Philanthropist Scott O'Brien '77 (marketing), president of The Safariland Group, will discuss his business and professional journey in an interview with retired CEO of Toyota Financial Services and Titan philanthropist Mike Groff '78 (management). Scott and Mike are accomplished …

Read the story about how a CSUF Alumni Raised $2 Million To Grow Stem Cell Therapy Startup

John Chi launched Synova Life Sciences in 2014 to develop adult stem cell therapies to help people with chronic joint issues. John recently raised $2 million to grow his business and is making tremendous progress. The CSU recently featured John in an article that goes into great detail about his entrepreneurial journey. Here's a bit …

Shoutout LA Piece on CSUF Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson

Missed this one a while back. Great interview with JJ about what he's doing mentoring startups and through Titan Angels. Click link for whole article: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-john-bradley-jj-jackson-investor-startup-adviser-professor/ Hi John Bradley “JJ”, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?I started Titan Angels LLC, a seed investment fund, in early 2017. …

From Startup to Exit – How to Value your Business and Maximize your Success | CSUF Startup Incubator

Do you know how much your company is worth? Learn the basic methods of how to value your company and tips on how to maximize its value so you can successfully exit. Our speaker, Cristina Espiritu, discusses when and why a valuation is conducted, and the methods and theories behind it. About the presenter: Cristina …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Scholarship Deadline: April 23 by 11:59pm

First, a video on how to apply for these scholarships https://youtu.be/LVnnnHS7V-g Purpura Family Entrepreneurial Scholarship Amount: $1,500 Established by: Bill Purpura Open to: All students currently developing a startup. Criteria:  For consideration, all startups must have a founding team in place. Startups must be for-profit. Application Procedure: Submission of a business plan and/or a pitch deck …

Starting Entrepreneurs Should Find a Mentor

https://youtu.be/KlO5bjhJp2E A business mentor can help guide you in the right direction, increasing the odds of owning a successful startup. Overall, a mentor won't do all the work for you, but they will undoubtedly make the process easier. The entrepreneurship program has come along way since Sue Mehta was a student at CSUF.