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 Startup Talk Ep 2 with Tomorrow’s Tone

https://youtu.be/BoPgqUu_ur8 In this CSUF Startup Talk with CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson, JJ talks with Michael Ruiz, one of the founders of Tomorrow’s Tone. The idea for Tomorrow’s Tone germinated in one of JJ’s entrepreneurship classes and its mission is to help children with behavioral disorders learn valuable educational and emotional skills […]

CSUF Startup Talk with JJ Ep 1 – 10-8 Systems

https://youtu.be/LM-n2EgrEAE 10-8 Systems was founded by CSUF student Bryan Ruef and his brother Kevin with a simple mission: Bring dispatching services to communities and organizations that desperately need them but cannot afford them. After less than a year they have many clients and many more in the hopper and, best of all, they were recently […]

CSUF Startup 10-8 Systems Saving Hundreds of Lives in wake of Hurricane Dorian

One of the many great things about working with Cal State Fullerton students is that they are creative and they use that creativity to come up with solutions that most others would never think of. A prime example of this is CSUF student Bryan Ruef’s startup 10-8 Systems. Bryan, who is a computer science major […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Tomorrow’s Tone Hosts Open House for Families with Special Needs Children

Over the weekend, Tomorrow’s Tone, a startup founded by three Cal State Fullerton students majoring in Entrepreneurship and with the help of the CSUF Startup Incubator, hosted an open house for families with special needs children. Tomorrow’s Tone was launched to help these families get their children the best education possible and Tomorrow’s Tone aims […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: David Chamberlain ’14

David Chamberlain is one of those students that you knew would do great things. He is currently the VP of Sales and Marketing at Creative Outdoor Distributor and is getting ready to launch his first business, Interact, which will help families find the best service providers for their special needs children. In addition to being […]

Cal State Fullerton Startup Incubator Helps Entrepreneur Takes His Startup to the Next Level

https://youtu.be/v5OVj3UhmEo John Barton wanted to take his startup Point `N Save to the next level. When he became a resident at the CSUF Startup Incubator he was given the tools and guidance needed to do just that. Dr. Deborah Ferber, a startup advisor at the incubator, helped John pivot his business toward a more viable […]

Why Investors Say No

Many investors, especially those who invest professionally, say “no” to the vast majority of startups they see. In this case, that rejection rate could be as high as 99%. So, why do investors say No? At the CSUF Startup Incubator we work with our residents to figure out this part of the startup puzzle. Some […]

Titan Women Collective Scholarships Awarded

Last Friday, Titan Women Collective and Dr. Deb Ferber awarded six scholarships to Cal State Fullerton students who all share a passion for entrepreneurship and leadership. As part of Titan Women Collective, these fearless students are part of the first class of innovators who have received scholarships to help them advance their educations and they […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches Live Work Play App

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident John Barton has launched his Live Work Play app to the public today. John has been working with the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce to develop an app for their members and the area of North Orange County to better connect companies in their area with community members. The mission […]