CSUF Grads Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni Making Waves in Hot Sauce Industry

We’re kind of late to the party on this one but Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni have created a sensation in the hot sauce industry with their company, TRUFF. Founded in 2017, TRUFF is a truffle infused hot sauce that has been a social media sensation pretty much from its founding. Oh, and they have […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Justin Nukum ’15 Makes Hardkour Performance Approachable For All

Just saw this pop up. It’s an interview that Justin Nukum ’15 did with Bar C.O.D.E. Collective. From the YouTube page: Justin Nucum, aka JNukes, is the founder of Hardkour Performance. Hardkour Performance specializing in Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training. The HKTraining Program incorporates many aspects of training and cross-training of different types of activities […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Craig Martyn: Mentor and Business Owner

I’ve had the unique privilege of having worked with Craig over the years and during the spring semester his company, My Metal Business Card, was a client in my class. Despite the fact that the semester was thrown into turmoil due to the pandemic Craig kept his cool and kept on working with the students, […]

Paul Wasserman Gives Keynote at Orange County Celebrates Entrepreneurs

Our first ever Orange County Celebrates Entrepreneurs event, which was in collaboration with UC Irvine and Concordia University was a huge success! Over four hundred people attended this event that featured nine separate panels on different aspects of entrepreneurship along with a couple of amazing keynote speeches. One of those speeches was done by Cal […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Tim Mensalvas ’12

One of the key reasons for starting this blog was so that we could highlight some of the successes that have come out of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program, which we call CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Stories. One such success is Tim Mensalvas and here, in his own words, is what he has been up to since […]

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.

Bryan Ruef – CSUF video highlighting his early entrepreneurial successes

Bryan Ruef, current CSUF computer science student and resident at the CSUF Startup Incubator where we are helping him launch 10-8 Systems, recently did very well at the Titan Fast Pitch competition. Also recently, Cal State Fullerton published a video about Bryan and what he has accomplished in less than a year in business, including […]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Tomorrow’s Tone Hosts Open House for Families with Special Needs Children

Over the weekend, Tomorrow’s Tone, a startup founded by three Cal State Fullerton students majoring in Entrepreneurship and with the help of the CSUF Startup Incubator, hosted an open house for families with special needs children. Tomorrow’s Tone was launched to help these families get their children the best education possible and Tomorrow’s Tone aims […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: David Chamberlain ’14

David Chamberlain is one of those students that you knew would do great things. He is currently the VP of Sales and Marketing at Creative Outdoor Distributor and is getting ready to launch his first business, Interact, which will help families find the best service providers for their special needs children. In addition to being […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Eric Don ‘13

Whenever we can, we like to highlight the successes of our alumni. Eric Don ’13 is one of those alumni who has gone on to accomplish some pretty great things and, as evidenced by the Facebook post below, has not only accomplished a lot but has had some amazing experiences as well. I had the […]