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Category: Success Stories

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: James Parr '15

    James Parr ’15 is currently finishing his double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Cal State Fullerton and he is also currently working for one of our Student-led Business Consulting clients: Green Thumb. As you might expect, the project that James and his group did for Green Thumb directly led to his being hired by…

  • Center for Entrepreneurship Director Honored for Service to Cal State Fullerton

    I have been remiss in posting this but earlier this year Director John Bradley Jackson was honored by California State University, Fullerton for all of the service-oriented projects he does on behalf of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Just to give you a small glimpse into all of the activities Director Jackson is involved in on…

  • A CSUF Student-Entrepreneur's Charitable Startup

    Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kaylyn Donohue ’16 at one of our CSUF Startup Incubator events. Kaylyn is one of our bright student-entrepreneurs and she recently tested out her minimum viable product (MVP) for her concept Garage Gains. Unlike other garage sales, Garage Gains did not put price tags on any of…

  • CSUF Entrepreneur Society: Pauline Nguyen

    The oldest entrepreneurship club at Cal State Fullerton is the Entrepreneur Society and they are doing an amazing series of posts featuring one of their student-entrepreneurs in each post called 10 for 10. One of the recent stories featured Pauline Nguyen, who has served as the club’s president and continues to be a leader for…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Team Receives Scholarship from Union Bank

    One of the many unique aspects of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s Degree and Minor is that each student that earns either of those degrees will be part of a team that develops a business plan and some actually progress far enough to launch their business ideas. It’s an amazing process to witness and the amount…

  • CSUF Entrepreneur Success Story: Brian Cavanaugh '13

    Entering college, I thought I was going to be an Art major with hopes of becoming a graphic designer.  A couple of semesters later, my mind shifted from graphic art to photography, and I set my sights on a potential career in commercial photography. However, during a semester in a photography class, I shared my…

  • CSUF Alumni Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award

    Cal State Fullerton alumni Raquel Lizarraga ’10 and Henry Reyes ’10 recently won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the work that their nonprofit, International Surf Lifesaving Association, has done to help prevent people from drowning. Here’s more of the story about ISLA:

  • Success Story – Rance's Chicago Pizza

    CSUF alumni Aaron Tofani ’06 was gracious enough to write the following post about how he and his business partner, Rance Ruiz, embraced their entrepreneurial spirits and opened one of the most successful pizza restaurants in Southern California, Rance’s Chicago Pizza. Owning a business with one of my best friends is a truly rewarding experience.…

  • CSUF Entrepreneur Success Story: Jennifer Barber '14

    It has been a little under five months since I took my final steps as an undergraduate student at CSUF. The first word that comes to mind when I think of my experience as a Titan is “perfect”. Now, I certainly don’t mean that in a conventional way; we all know that if you have…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Patrick Hayes '14

    CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Patrick Hayes '14

    (Excerpted from the Mihaylo College Blog) Patrick Hayes ’14 began building his own furniture when he first moved out of his parent’s home at age 20. An aspiring artist, he did not have the money or resources to buy furniture, so he built functional, yet crude, desks and tables. He spent the first few years…