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Category: Success Stories

  • Alex Rigo '09 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    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 get out in the field and begin to immerse myself in the realities of what it’s like to run a small business. The consulting projects were…

  • Ashlyn Nath '11 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    Entrepreneurship Program Skills Lead to New Job, New Product By PAMELA McLAREN EVERY SUNNY DAY is like a lucky four-leaf clover for Ashlyn Nath of Anaheim. The 2011 business administration graduate took her classroom experience and wrangled it into a job at OP Products Inc., a specialty manufacturer located in Riverside. As part of the…

  • Victor Macias '09 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad Creates a Men’s Grooming Community Victor Macias, CSUF Entrepreneurship grad, has been hard at work since his 2009 graduation ceremony. Always fascinated by web marketing, Victor launched a web enterprise called “MaleStandard” in 2010, which is an internet-based business aimed at changing the way men approach “personal grooming.” We recently caught up…

  • Dipta Kazi '08 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni Opens Local Restaurant Dipta Kazi, Taj-Mahal Express, Anaheim Class of 2008 CSUF Entrepreneurship Program -by Dipta Kazi I graduated Fall 2008 from CSUF and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan (Jan 2009-March 2010) for a little over a year and moved to…

  • Christine Kampa '12 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    There are many great things I can say about the Entrepreneurship Program at CSUF: I learned a lot about how to start and run a business, the professors are engaging and helpful, the Student Consulting Projects provide you with a great deal of practical experience and the list could go on. While working my way…

  • Diana Ho '10 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    Starting a company is tough. Arguably, the toughest part is getting people to pay for your products or services. The recommended approach for dealing with this dilemma is to do a bit of research, and get something out into the market quickly. There is no better way to judge whether people want your product or…

  • Gustavo Guzman-Lezama '15 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    Gustavo Guzman-Lezama ’15 spent years working in his family’s Mexican restaurant before he went to college. Last fall, his father, handed over the Mission Viejo business to his son, and Guzman-Lezama has taken full ownership while studying at Mihaylo. Being both the boss and a full-time Mihaylo entrepreneurship student is a lot of work, but…

  • Reuben Fine '06 and Rey Marques '06 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    Reuben and I were lucky enough to meet through the Entrepreneur department. I was looking at both management and marketing as an emphasis for my major when I first heard about the entrepreneur program. I knew that I wanted more hands on training with real world applications since I ran my own part-time web design…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Brian Evans '10

    I graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton in 2010. Since graduating I have been pursuing a career in photography specializing in portraiture and lifestyle; my company is called Brian Evans Photography. Though I currently reside in Orange County, I have traveled throughout the United States capturing images for editorial and commercial clients. In addition to…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Kristina Elmido '08

    Food and business are two of my passions. Add 2 cups of drive, 1 cup inspiration, a dash of knowledge, a sprinkle of connections and you create an Entrepreneur. I graduated from CSUF in 2008 with an Entrepreneurship concentration. The skill I gained on executing and managing vision, passion, perseverance, and drive has been invaluable…