CSUF Business Consulting in Orange County Sparks Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Institute has been at the forefront of innovation in the Orange County market for decades. Every year, we place student teams with local companies to help spur business innovation in marketing, sales, finance, operations, and leadership. These teams of mostly graduating seniors are paired with mentors from the private […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Society: Pauline Nguyen

The oldest entrepreneurship club at Cal State Fullerton is the Entrepreneur Society and they are doing an amazing series of posts featuring one of their student-entrepreneurs in each post called 10 for 10. One of the recent stories featured Pauline Nguyen, who has served as the club’s president and continues to be a leader for […]

Entrepreneurship needs Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers

Every startup needs three kinds of people: hipsters, hackers and hustlers. While I can’t take credit for this insight (a former student and current entrepreneur told it to me), I completely agree. Hackers are the folks who can code, or more generally, the folks who can create a product (the engineers and scientists). Hipsters are […]

Titan Fast Pitch Competition

Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Titan Fast Pitch Competition kicks off Saturday November 8th, 2014 and you’re invited! Watch the hottest student-entrepreneurs compete for a spot on the winner’s podium, and their share of scholarships. All finalists are chosen in real time, by the crowd, via mobile phone. Students that survive, endure […]

Focus on Finding Customers

When starting out, the most important thing for entrepreneurs to remember is that the goal is to offer a product or service that solves a pressing problem or need for customers. Don’t get too attached to your initialĀ  ideas. Rather let input from prospective and actual customers guide the decision as to what products or […]

Innovation Fail

The following was written by Dr. Atul Teckchandani, one of the great professors teaching Entrepreneurship at CSUF. Entrepreneurs innovate. Every industry can benefit from innovation. But this trend of putting electronics in everything concerns me – just adding technology to an existing product does not make it innovative. The best innovations are things that meaningfully […]