Everything up to and including the Pitch Deck

Last week, Professor Travis Lindsay gave a talk at Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) about the investment process up to and including the pitch deck. Below is the pitch deck that Travis used to, well, describe pitch decks. If you are working on your pitch deck, elevator pitch, business plan, or are in the process […]

CSUF Student-Entrepreneurs Present Business Plans – Building Startups

All Cal State Fullerton student-entrepreneurs are challenged to give presentations to a panel of experts (experts in banking, investing, entrepreneurship, and a variety of other professions) multiple times during their tenures as students. Yesterday, about 100 of those students presented the progress they have made over the course of the semester in launching a business. […]

CSUF Startup Competition – Today Is Your Last Chance To Apply!

CSUF Startup Competition – CLICK HERE TO APPLY You know someone means business when they dispense with a preamble and place the apply now button at the top of a post! And we absolutely mean business. Today is the last day to apply for the CSUF Startup Competition. This competition is open to all students […]

Forecasting for Entrepreneurs – How to Develop Assumptions

Joel Schwarzbart describes himself as half a CFO. What does that mean? Well, basically it means that Joel is a consultant who does many (if not most) of the financial activities that a full time CFO normally does but he does them for multiple clients. Earlier this week, Joel gave a talk at the CSUF […]

Fall 2017 Course Recommendation for CSUF: Startup Business Class for non-Business Majors

Starting a business is a goal for many people and not just those who major in business. In fact, many entrepreneurs did not major in business but they all needed to learn how to start a business. At Cal State Fullerton we have a class built for the specific needs of innovative non-business majors who […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Mentor Publishes Book for New Entrepreneurs

Most reasonable entrepreneurs know that they need to have a plan. They may spend hour after hour crafting an old-school, 100 page business plan, or at the very least they’ll write down their ultimate goal on a coffee shop napkin. When starting that plan they might pick up any self-help business book at the local […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Create Business Plan, Present to Investor Panel

“The panel is awesome – I love that as students, we have the chance to present real ideas to real business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and bankers.  Few other classes offer the practical feedback and hands-on work that I have experienced in Management 465A.  It is one of the best Entrepreneurship classes, and I highly recommend […]

CSUF Course Recommendation for non-Business Majors Interested in Starting their own Business

Not every entrepreneur is a business major; far from it actually. But the reality is that without some basic entrepreneurial skills it is extremely difficult to successfully launch a business. What should a CSUF student who is not majoring in business but wants to start a company do? Those intrepid students should take BUAD 410 […]

Business Plan Competition 1st Boot Camp on January 15, 2014

“Business Plan Competition 1st Boot Camp” SGMH 1307, 1:00 – 3:00pm January 15, 2014 The purpose of the Business Plan Competition is to promote entrepreneurship amongst CSUF students from every college. No prior business plan writing experience is needed; all the information you will need to compete will be discussed at the Boot Camps or […]

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch – TCVN Event

Our friends at the Tech Coast Venture Network are hosting an event to help people perfect their elevator pitches in preparation for their Survivor 8 competition. The preparatory event will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the following location: Haynes and Boone, LLP 18100 Von Karman Avenue #750 Irvine, […]