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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 …

Alumni Success Story: Brian Evans

Choosing to enter the CSUF Entrepreneurship program was the best choice I have ever made. I was able to gain insight into how businesses work in the real world; this has proven invaluable in my pursuit of running a successful business of my own. I graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton in 2010. Since graduating …

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 …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad's Recipe for Success

Mihaylo alumnus Aaron Barkenhagen had brewed his own beer for ten years before opening his own microbrewery. The entrepreneurship major used the business plan he had written as a student to bring his dream to fruition. The result: Bootlegger’s Brewery in Downtown Fullerton. But, of course, with every plan there are obstacles. It would take …

Entrepreneurship Student Project Profiled on CSU State University Website

The CSUF Entrepreneurship student consulting project for Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort was profiled on the CSU California State University website as example of CSU’s support of sustainability initiatives. The website reads “As the economy faltered, many companies had to pull back on expenditures. For some, this included putting sustainability in the back seat to other …

CSUF Alum Aaron Barkenhagen Radio Interview

Listen to the radio (recorded) interview with CSUF Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson and CSUF alumnus Aaron Barkenhagen of Bootleggers Brewery. This interview was hosted by Theresa Harvey of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. Issues addressed include: • What it takes to be an Entrepreneur • The role of social media in a startup • …

Getting To Know You!

Hey grads and soon to be grads, Answer these 20 questions so that we can get to know you better: 1. When did you or will you graduate from CSUF? 2. Would you rather talk, email or text? 3. What were you doing last night at 9:15 pm? 4. What was your first thought this …

I’m Loving It

When you take a class on Entrepreneurship at a university, there is typically no discussion for how your personal values and goals fit into the entrepreneurial process. Being an entrepreneur is very challenging – both physically and emotionally. It may involve working 12+ hours a day, seven days a week. It may require you to …