From Extreme Sports to Venture Capitalism – Interview with CSUF Entrepreneurship Community Member Per Welinder

Per Welinder is a great asset for the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. He started out as a professional skater, started a business with Tony Hawk, got his MBA from UCLA, is a venture capitalist, among many other things. Per has been a mentor and speaker in the classroom and a judge at competitions like the CSUF […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Manager Phillip Stinis’ PowerPoint about Lean Startup

At the CSUF Startup Incubator, we work with entrepreneurs by helping them go from concept to launch. A major part of this process is informed by the lessons on Lean Startup as outlined by Eric Reis and in this talk by CSUF Startup Incubator Manager Phillip Stinis he goes over the key points on lean […]

Lessons on Growing a Successful Business from Lawyer turned Entrepreneur Robert Freeman

Almost every week we are fortunate enough to welcome in experts from various fields to talk about subjects important for people who are interested in becoming the best entrepreneurs they can be. This week, we welcomed Robert Freeman, Esq. to talk about the lessons he has learned from being a lawyer and a successful business […]

Four Mindsets Necessary for Entrepreneurial Success

Over the years I have met many entrepreneurs. Successful ones, ones that are just starting out, those that have retired, and every kind of entrepreneur you can think of in between. Even though they were all unique (and special in their own ways) they all did have something in common: They were all different in […]

Successful Business Strategies from a Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur – CSUF Startup Event

Next Wednesday the CSUF Startup Incubator is proud to welcome Robert Freeman, the titular lawyer turned entrepreneur, in to discuss the strategies he has successfully used over his career as a lawyer and entrepreneur with two successful businesses under his belt. As a lawyer, Robert is able to look onto entrepreneurship from a different perspective […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Book Creating New Ventures Covered in OC Register

Launching a business is a daunting task but one of the ways to make it less so is by having mentors. Mentors are the kind of people who have been there, done that, and they can help guide you through the entrepreneurial maze. Don’t know what kind of business entity you should use? Knowing someone […]

An Excellent Titan Fast Pitch

All the way back in 2014 John Chi was a finalist in the Titan Fast Pitch competition thanks to his great idea, for sure, but also for how excellent he was at pitching his idea. John knew his idea front to back and was able to take that knowledge and boil it down to its […]

Forecasting for Entrepreneurs – How to Develop Assumptions

Joel Schwarzbart describes himself as half a CFO. What does that mean? Well, basically it means that Joel is a consultant who does many (if not most) of the financial activities that a full time CFO normally does but he does them for multiple clients. Earlier this week, Joel gave a talk at the CSUF […]

Building a Strong Culture from Startup to Mature Company

Last week, CSUF Entrepreneurship mentor and veteran executive coach for Vistage Dave Kinnear gave a great talk on the importance of culture for any organization and how to effectively build a great culture that will grow as your business grows. According to Dave, in order to accomplish this you first need to know how culture […]

Business as a Machine

Marc Pakbaz is an interesting guy and I like him. I’m going to miss a big portion of his history here but, in short, he is from Iran, lived in France (where he built and sold a business), and now lives in America (where he built and sold a business). He’s a teacher, consultant, serial […]