A New CSUF School Year Begins!

A new school year always brings so much excitement because there are many opportunities to make consequential things happen. Let’s build on the successes of the last school year and make this one even better!

We are wrapping up our client recruitment efforts but we still need a couple more clients ready to engage with our bright and energetic students. These consulting projects are the cornerstone of our students’ educational experience at CSUF and are our secret sauce by connecting real life business situations with academic lessons. If you are interested in becoming a client of CSUF Consulting or know of a business that would benefit from our services please get in touch with Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or by replying to this email for more information.

The CSUF Startup Incubator continues to grow and assist entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. We have ambitious growth plans with our new location at the CSUF Irvine campus that we will be launching. And don’t forget about our events and office hours that we have scheduled every week at the Incubator, these are great opportunities to learn something valuable and to network with other motivated entrepreneurs, students, and professionals.

In October, we are partnering with the National Startup League and the Center for Economic Education to host the fourth Titan Fast Pitch competition. This competition brings together university and high school entrepreneurs for a fun day of pitching business concepts. Many lessons are learned and there are scholarships to be had. In the spring semester, the CSUF Business Plan Competition kicks off with the goal of crowning the best business concept at CSUF.

We have a lot of great things in store for this school year and while this is only the first day of the fall semester I have a feeling that this will be another great year for CSUF Entrepreneurship thanks to you and everyone else in our community!

John Bradley Jackson

“I believe the work of the consulting team will be the turning point for Visual Signs to emerge as a profitable, growing organization.”

Ronald Stock, Visual Signs

If you are interested in becoming a client of our consulting program please contact Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or by replying to this email to find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs.

More Activities and Mentoring at the CSUF Startup Incubator:
Center for Entrepreneurship Board Member, Andrew Carroll, has graciously set aside time in his busy day to help entrepreneurs is his areas of expertise as well as providing general guidance for those looking to get their ideas off the ground.
Andrew is a freelance CFO, CPA, consultant, and advises on: taxes, investments, insurance, business strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting.  Read more about Andrew and the clients he helps at https://cfoandrew.com
Bring your startup ideas on Mondays (starting today) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator


Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great idea and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market?
For over 24 years, Professor Jeff Longshaw, MBA, MSBA, has been a Business management and communication consultant, teaching proposal writing and composition to companies to improve their win rate.  While he has managed and participated in over 20 large scale proposals for Westinghouse, Lockheed, Bath Ironworks, General Dynamics and others; he has also produced business plans for start-up companies.

Bring your startup ideas on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator.


David Van Sambeek is an attorney for Wellman & Warren, LLP and he has graciously agreed to hold office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator regularly for our Residents, students, and everyone else in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. If you are interested in asking David some questions about the law (see his areas of expertise below) please make sure to click the register button above and pick a time that works for you. (If there are no times available we probably have other times available on another day.)
David has represented 100s of companies as outside retained counsel. He currently represents clients headquartered in America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, the EU, and Ukraine.  Historical representation of clients has included organization, launch, financing, securities matters, franchising, day-to-day operations, contract drafting, TM and Trade Secret protection, employment matters, joint ventures, mergers/acquisitions, and regulatory issues unique to each industry. He has launched companies/subsidiaries in foreign countries including Mexico, Canada, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Ukraine, Russia, Philippines and various EU nations.
David’s upcoming office hours to discuss your Intellectual Property ideas:

Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni host a business roundtable on the third Thursday of every month at the CSUF Startup Incubator and all are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!
The CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtable features a fantastic group of mentors with impressive backgrounds so that every participating entrepreneur will get tremendous feedback on what they are working on. Don’t be shy! This can turn out to be one of the most consequential entrepreneurial events you ever attend.
Upcoming CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtables:


Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors at the CSUF Startup Incubator who will be holding office hours to answer your startup and strategy questions.

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

Dave’s upcoming office hours:
Launching a business can be an extremely difficult thing to do, especially if you haven’t done something like it before. That’s why we are making office hours with CSUF Startup Incubator mentor and speaker Jim Cooper available.

During these office hours, entrepreneurs will have the chance to sit down with experienced startup mentor Jim Cooper for a half an hour to get help with their business. A half an hour may not seem like a long time but Jim is full of ideas and advice and we’re sure that he’ll be able to help your business.

Mr. Cooper is a mentor to some of our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator. He is also mentor and pitching coach at PortTech Los Angeles, advisor at Lab Launch Inc., mentor and Lean Startup Panelist for the NSF’s i-Corps CSUPerb STEM program for the CSU system, he mentors and coaches energy and transport related startups at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, an Entrepreneur in Residence at PortTech Los Angeles, and a Business Development Advisor at Lab Launch Inc.

Whether you are a professional who gets satisfaction volunteering to help someone out, someone who wants to work in a startup as a team member/ adviser, or are interested in investing in some of our thriving startups; we want to hear from you!
To join our large professional network you don’t have to be an alumni but we need your expertise and hard work to help make Northern Orange County (especially Fullerton) a strong startup community! Please take a minute to tell us about yourself so we can properly welcome you into the CSUF Startup Ecosystem.

For our newest startups, we are looking for more mentors with experience in retail and sports memorabilia merchandising, so let us know if that is you!

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For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

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