Driving Outcomes with Traci Shirachi: BanQu forever changes an individual’s financial and economic identity

A member of our CSUF Entrepreneurship community, Traci Shirachi, recently published a podcast on BanQu. Here’s the info: Do you know what it is like to not have an easily identifiable economic transaction history of purchases and sales to live? Did you know having a credit report is the difference between economic equality and economic […]

Introducing Cathleen Greiner, Ph.D. – The Newest CSUF Entrepreneurship Board Member

https://youtu.be/zJ_lzLpclhc Cathleen Greiner, Ph.D. is the newest member of the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Board where she will help mold the strategic development of the Center during these historic times. Dr. Greiner brings with her a tremendous amount of leadership experience and will be a critical driving force pushing initiatives that will increase participation by […]

Why Nailing it, then Scaling it almost always makes more sense

Do you think funding is necessary to launch a really successful business? Look at Quibi. Quibi had some of the most well respected founders, tremendous amounts of funding, and it’s listing like the Titanic after it bumped into that iceberg. Funding is not the deciding factor in determining the success or failure of a business. […]

Titan Alumni Talks: Travis Lindsay, B.A. ’07, M.B.A. ‘09

This was recorded a little while ago and features a conversation between Entrepreneurship Professor Travis Lindsay and CSUF student Ahad Hussain. This interview is part of a series called Titan Alumni Talks. Here’s the intro and the recording is after: In this episode, we meet alumnus Travis Lindsay ‘07 ‘09, who currently serves as a […]

CSUF Grads Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni Making Waves in Hot Sauce Industry

We’re kind of late to the party on this one but Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni have created a sensation in the hot sauce industry with their company, TRUFF. Founded in 2017, TRUFF is a truffle infused hot sauce that has been a social media sensation pretty much from its founding. Oh, and they have […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Justin Nukum ’15 Makes Hardkour Performance Approachable For All

Just saw this pop up. It’s an interview that Justin Nukum ’15 did with Bar C.O.D.E. Collective. From the YouTube page: Justin Nucum, aka JNukes, is the founder of Hardkour Performance. Hardkour Performance specializing in Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training. The HKTraining Program incorporates many aspects of training and cross-training of different types of activities […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Craig Martyn: Mentor and Business Owner

I’ve had the unique privilege of having worked with Craig over the years and during the spring semester his company, My Metal Business Card, was a client in my class. Despite the fact that the semester was thrown into turmoil due to the pandemic Craig kept his cool and kept on working with the students, […]

Learn How To Start Your Business This Fall – BUAD 410 Course for non-Entrepreneurship Majors

So many students have great business ideas but they don’t pursue their dreams because they don’t know where to start. That’s where BUAD 410 comes in. In this class, students are challenged to develop a business plan based off of a concept of their own or from one of the other students in the class. […]

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

On Grand Strategy is a sweeping review of strategy over the ages that develops the conclusion that great strategists have well-defined grand goals and go about achieving those grand goals in a methodical manner. This conclusion is presented by way of an analogy popularized by Isaiah Berlin’s essay about The Hedgehog and the Fox (the […]

Nail It Then Scale It – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

Nail It Then Scale It is my first book of choice for startup founders to read. The book helps the startup founder figure out what needs to done and when it should be done. All too often entrepreneurs rush to create a product and then flog the market only to discover that the solution does […]