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Infectious Confidence: Director Jackson in the LA Times on the Opportunities of the Post Shutdown Economy

"New ideas are percolating, a Phoenix will rise from the ashes." Recently, Patrice Apodaca, a columnist with the Los Angeles Time Community Newspaper, Daily Pilot, interviewed Director Jackson. Director Jackson shared his optimism about the Orange County recovery. Opportunities Students have lived through the pandemic. Now, they're excited to fix the problems and deficiencies of …

Advice to CSUF Business Students

Dave Kinnear has mentored CSUF Business students for over a decade and in this conversation Dave gives his best advice to all of them. https://youtu.be/5kGdIeYzCls

David Kinnear on the Benefits of Mentorship

Dave Kinnear has been a top mentor in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program and at the CSUF Startup Incubator. In this conversation, Dave talks about the benefits people get from being mentored and being mentored can help turbocharge a startup. https://youtu.be/Y9mk7nWd4aQ

CSUF Incubator + OCTANE = Student Success

Entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds, they’re not just business majors. CSUF Startup Incubator + OCTANE STEAM Fellows = Student Success The FedEx founder got his idea in the Marine Corps. MMA fighter Conor McGregor took a whiskey brand from zero to $600 million. Elon Musk has a degree in physics. The STEAM Fellowship at OCTANE is a …

CSUF Entrepreneurship: 5 Questions with David Kinnear

Over the years, David Kinnear has served as a mentor in the CSUF Entrepreneurship program. His wisdom has helped students in the classroom and first-time entrepreneurs at the CSUF Startup Incubator. https://youtu.be/yEKBSrREGX8

Advice to all Entrepreneurs: Don’t do it Alone

One of the main things that entrepreneurs learn really quick is that entrepreneurship isn't a solo sport. The best entrepreneurs develop a team early on and CSUF Entrepreneurship mentor David Kinnear explains why this is so important for the ultimate success of a startup. https://youtu.be/6d9BsoAdWc0

CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Board Welcomes Michael Okabayashi

The CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to announce that long time Ernst & Young Partner Michael Okabayashi has joined its board. Known affectionately as “Mike O”, his career focused on both EY’s Strategic Growth Markets and Entrepreneurial Services Groups, including leadership roles for these divisions. His clients span emerging companies with VC/Angel funding, Post …

A Passion for California History Inspired this Entrepreneur CSUF Startup Incubator

MJ Outcault came to the CSUF Startup Incubator with a vast knowledge of Californian history and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a teacher, MJ has taught generations about the interesting and inspiring history of California and has now launched a business to share California's history with the broader community. In this interview we talk with her …

National Startup Plan Competition ’21 – Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A | Early Bird Registration Ends June 30 so act fast!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-startup-plan-competition-21-pre-seed-seed-and-series-a-tickets-155712523349?aff=titan Entering the competition offers startups one the biggest opportunities to raise capital by fast-tracking them to present to many investor groups, angels, and VCs. Such opportunity provides potentially more value than the traditional monetary prizes. Present to investors in three different categoriesAttend invaluable webinars and learnWin prizesBiggest Value: Screen/Present to multiple investor groups The …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Craig Martyn’s Firsthand Account of the First Decade of his Entrepreneurial Journey

What follows is a firsthand recounting of the first decade of Craig Martyn '10's entrepreneurial journey. Craig has been tremendously supportive of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program during a big part of this time as a client of our CSUF Consulting program, as a mentor in the classroom, and as a guest speaker. We're extremely grateful …