CSUF Startup Talk with JJ and Paul Wasserman, the Founder of Ebates

https://youtu.be/PINy17wehLA In this episode of CSUF Startup Talk, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson talks with Paul Wasserman. This is a fascinating talk that tracks Paul’s entrepreneurial journey as one of the co-founders and former CEO of Ebates, which he sold to Rakuten for $1 billion in 2014.

CSUF Startup Talk with JJ and Lean Startup Expert Professor David Obstfeld

Professor David Obstfeld teaches entrepreneurship and strategy at Cal State Fullerton and he has written the book Getting New Things Done – Networks, Brokerage, and the Assembly of Innovative Action. JJ and David discussed lean startup, the importance for entrepreneurs to get out the building and actually talk with customers, and how innovation happens in […]

CSUF Startup Talk with JJ and Serial Entrepreneur and Restaurateur Mark Manguera

https://youtu.be/Mp-_yjBb2j4 Mark Manguera has accomplished so much in his life including being one of the founders of Kogi BBQ. In this episode of CSUF Startup Talk with JJ, Mark and JJ discuss what it was like being one of the trailblazers of the food truck era, being a restaurateur, and how Mark’s CSUF education helped […]

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 […]