Celebrating Excellence: John Bradley Jackson Nominated for 2024 Entrepreneurship Award

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that John Bradley Jackson, the driving force behind entrepreneurial education at Cal State Fullerton, has been nominated for the prestigious 2024 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ)!

Affectionately known as “Professor JJ,” Director Jackson’s dedication to fostering entrepreneurial talent both within the university and throughout Southern California has earned him this well-deserved nomination. With over a twenty years of experience as an entrepreneurship professor, Jackson has cultivated a legacy of innovation and mentorship that continues to inspire generations of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Jackson’s impact extends far beyond the classroom. As the founder of the CSUF Startup Incubator, he has provided invaluable guidance to over 100 startups, empowering them to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Through this groundbreaking initiative, Jackson has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to nurturing entrepreneurial talent and fostering a culture of innovation in the region.

But Jackson’s contributions don’t stop there. His involvement in community events, such as the upcoming SoCal Celebrates Entrepreneurship, underscores his role as a linchpin of the entrepreneurial community in Southern California. This event, a collaborative effort between SoCal universities, serves as a testament to Jackson’s dedication to fostering collaboration and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that defines the region.

Jackson’s recent receipt of a $550,000 grant from the state of California further highlights his commitment to advancing social entrepreneurship in Orange County. By expanding the CSUF Startup Incubator to include more social enterprise startups and embracing online education, Jackson is paving the way for a new generation of socially conscious entrepreneurs.

His most recent venture, The Youth Development Fund, LLC, reflects his global vision for EdTech investments and his commitment to empowering the next generation of innovators.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, we congratulate Director John Bradley Jackson on his well-deserved nomination for the 2024 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. His passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to fostering entrepreneurship will continue to inspire and empower countless individuals for years to come.

Let’s celebrate Professor JJ and his extraordinary achievements!