Pismo Ventures Business Plan Competition – Apply Now!

REGISTER HERE National Venture Plan Competition  Not all competitions are created equal. Starting with the investors who will be judging this competition. The list includes an impressive line up of Angel Groups, VCs and Family Offices. Further, this unique event is open to applicants and spectators. A great opportunity to present your venture’s plan, learn […]

Startups Raising Money While in Quarantine

Quarantine or not, many businesses are still operating and some of them, especially startups, are in the process of raising money. Even in the best of times raising money when you are an unproven, new business, is not an easy task. Not all of us are Disney who can go out and raise $6 billion […]

Special Event – VC investor Bruce Hallett and startup founder Michael Hajeck, Wed, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM at CSUF Startup Incubator

RSVP for Free About this Event Join the CSUF Startup Incubator in welcoming Bruce Hallett, co-founder and GP of Miramar Digital Ventures (with a portfolio of over 60 startup and early stage company investments) and Michael Hajeck, former SVP at Western Digital and founder of SiliconSytems, Inc., one of Miramar’s early portfolio companies that was […]

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 […]

Invest in what you know

As an investor myself, I can attest to how difficult it can be to stick to that advice in the title. As an investor, you get to see all kinds of ideas and meet with many different entrepreneurs. Many of them have very compelling stories, and we know that startup stories are important but there’s […]

How To Launch Your Startup Idea – CSUF Startup Incubator Seminar

The CSUF Startup Incubator welcomed in Alexis Bedoret in to host a seminar that focused on the number one job of an entrepreneur. Alexis spent the last 10 years building startups with expertise in Software, Hardware and the Internet of Things. With his co-founders, they created a Startup Studio to invest in startups. They learned […]

Beckham Thomas, Principal at Culver Pacific Capital Partners @ CSUF Startup

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to sit down and have a discussion with a partner at an investment firm but that is exactly what is going to happen at tomorrow’s CSUF Startup event! (Register now!!!) With us, we will have Beckham Thomas, Principal at Culver Pacific Capital Partners, in to discuss […]

2019 Investor Speed Dating – TCVN Event on March 21

Lots of people have great ideas and have the skills to make that concept a reality but, for some entrepreneurs, there is a real need to connect with investors in order to bring their concept to fruition. When those entrepreneurs know investors already then that’s great but what can they do if they do not […]