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]

Center for Entrepreneurship's 10th Anniversary Celebration Recap

Founded during the Fall semester of the 2001-02 school year by Dr. Michael Ames, the Center for Entrepreneurship is a self-sustaining entity funded through program fees, individual donations and corporate sponsorships. In the Entrepreneurship Program we have 180 full time and part time students studying Entrepreneurship as a major and 44 students minoring in Entrepreneurship. […]

Student Entrepreneur Blends Art and Technology

“I think the goal is, that when people see a book, a film or an art show, and they see that’s it’s produced by Parallel Production, they know it will be something unique,” said Alexandra Backstrom, owner of Parallel Production and an international student at California State University, Fullerton. “Property of Scavenger”, Backstrom and Parallel […]

An CSUF Entrepreneur's Diary at New Venture Bootcamp

The following is the diary of CSUF Entrepreneurship student Cesar Anchante at the 2011 Emerging Minority Business Leaders Summer Institute. Cesar’s team placed second this year at the Emerging Minority Business Leaders 2011 Summer Institute winning a cash prize of $3,000. Each team had been given a specific technology or patent and been charged with […]