Cal State Fullerton Alumna making noise in Chicago

By William LeValley Cal State Fullerton alumna, Daniela Bolzmann, has had some major changes in her life over the past year. Bolzmann, an Entrepreneurship Graduate from CSUF in 2010, picked up her life here in Southern California and went east to the windy city of Chicago. While maintaining her job in California by working from …

Entrepreneurship Scholarship Winners 2013

Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship Robert Gates won this $3,000 award and is well on his way to becoming a serial entrepreneur. Conrey-Scholarship-2013—Robert-Gates State Farm Scholarship Megan Baptista won this $1,000 scholarship from State Farm! Michael Sawitz’ FastStart.studio Scholarships FastStart.studio is once again offering startup support to three CSUF student founded teams! …

Success Story: Joanne Vo '11

I have nothing but great words for the Center for Entrepreneurship.  The program was phenomenal and was played a substantial role in my self-growth as the entrepreneur that I am today. Shortly after graduating in 2011, like all my peers, I was in search of what to do and pondered on what career path I …

Diana Ho Designs makes Strategic Changes

About a year ago we first brought you the story of Diana Ho and her boutique clothing company: Diana Ho Designs. Instead of going into a written explanation of what it is she set out to do I’ll just post a couple of pictures. As you can tell from the above pictures Diana definitely has …

CSUF Business Plan Competition 2013 Finals

After months of hard work by our student entrepreneurs we have a winner! But before we get ahead of ourselves here let us first talk about the Finals. It was a morning event and, unlike the first CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals, we had good weather, which was nice. The three finalists – Synova Life …

Success Story: Phillip Stinis '11 MBA

Tapping Success “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington As a child, my father told me inspirational stories of my grandfather – an immigrant …

Success Story: Vincent Yancoskie '13

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Breaking into the Mobile App and Web Design Markets At Cal State Fullerton, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to delve into the video game industry. The possibility arose when my friend approached me with an idea for a mobile game for the iOS platform and an offer for partnership …

Success Story: Alex Rigo '09

One of our recent alums, Alex Rigo ’09, shared some of his postgraduate entrepreneurial experiences with us and the following is what he had to say: The CSUF Entrepreneurship Program bridged the gap between textbook business examples and seeing the real day-to-day human condition of a business owner and operator. It was refreshing to finally …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Program Mentors

Every semester we need approximately 60 mentors for the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program. Our mentors are people who have extensive experience (either direct: entrepreneur, working in an entrepreneurial organization, etc.; or indirect: accountant, lawyer, banker, etc. with experience with entrepreneurial organizations). Basically, there are two types of classes that people can mentor in: Student Consulting Projects …

Conrey Scholarship Presentation

In the last post I promised that I’d publish some pictures from the Center for Entrepreneurship 10th Anniversary Celebration. So, without any further ado here are some pictures of the presentation of the Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship to Brian Fainzimer. [images: Brian Feinzimer]