It Takes Balls! to Start a Business – Interview with Jose Calero, CSUF Entrepreneurship Mentor It does take balls to start a business! You have to have the guts to take the risks that every entrepreneur has to take in order to be successful. And Jose Calero, the founder of Lapworks and a long time mentor in the CSUF Entrepreneurship, has just published a book on the topic. In […]

Building Startup Teams Based on Personality Compatibility with Marla Noel at CSUF Startup Incubator Building a winning team requires more than the right skills. How well different personalities mesh is at least as important. When you are building a team there is so much more that goes into it than just finding people with the right skill sets. Whether you are launching a business, putting together a cross […]

Why Universities are a Vital Component of a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Michael Grimshaw Michael Grimshaw is the Executive Director of The Entrepreneurial Institute @ CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Managing Partner at The Grimshaw Group, Co-Founder of serious improv! (Michael and his partner, Nate Lee, gave a great lecture on improv to my class just a couple of weeks ago that was very valuable), and so much more. […]

Our Economy’s now and its Future with Jim Cooper of Braid Theory I’ve known Jim for a long time and it has mostly been for the best. We were able to carve out some time to discuss some topics, including: his work with the California State University (CSU) system and how we (both he and I are CSU alumni) are part of a 4,000,000 strong community […]

Advisory Boards – What You Need To Know with JJ @ CSUF Startup Incubator As an (albeit small time) investor, I can tell you that one of the first things we look at is who do you have on your team. And that includes advisors. Who are they? How do you get them on your team? How much do you have to pay them? Why are they so […]

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

This CSUF Startup Incubator Resident launched an event business a month ago and already has traction

We have been working with Vinay Kathuria, the founder of Shomee, for about six months now. A lot has changed since we first started working together and his original concept for an event-based business has had to make some dramatic pivots due in large part to the pandemic. How did he make this pivot? What […]

Video: How to Convert Web Traffic into Customers Now with SEO and Inbound Marketing Don’t let your online efforts go to waste. Learn actionable steps you can take to convert traffic into customers at this seminar! About this Event SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important for getting traffic to your website, but it is only one part of the Inbound Marketing process. Learn how to attract, convert, close […]