Creating the Creators – An Entrepreneurial Journey | CSUF Entrepreneurship Interview

CSUF Entrepreneurship is happy to welcome Karen Caswelch in for an informative interview on her impressive entrepreneurial journey.

With a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Karen’s professional career started out in the corporate world but after more than a decade at GM Karen’s path took a detour to entrepreneurship.

As an entrepreneur, Karen has worn many hats, including that of CEO, CMO, COO, Board Member, and co-founder.

Currently, Karen is the co-founder and COO of Archytas Automation, where they help their clients to increase the safety of their manufacturing operations and the overall safety of their operations as well. She is also the co-founder and CEO of bridgED robotics, “which is closing the gap for industrial robotics education by providing affordable and applicable robotics programs that are simple to teach and easy to learn”.

When it comes to advice she gives to students and people who are just starting out on their entrepreneurial journeys, Karen advises: 1. Create real businesses and not just cool technology, 2. Be persistent but know when it’s time to move on, 3. Learn from your failures and improve, and 4. Know your values, live your values, and hire people that align with your values.

We know you will enjoy this in-depth interview with Karen, a new member of our CSUF Entrepreneurship community.

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CSUF Entrepreneurship aims to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources, education, and mentorship necessary to develop their skills and launch successful ventures. Through various programs and initiatives, the Center for Entrepreneurship encourages entrepreneurship that promotes social responsibility and ethical business practices. The Small Business Institute, for instance, enables students to consult with small businesses and apply their classroom learning in a real-world setting. Similarly, student-led organizations provide a platform for students to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from successful entrepreneurs, and hone their entrepreneurial skills. With the support of CSUF Entrepreneurship and its extensive network of alumni and volunteers, CSUF Entrepreneurship is well-positioned to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs who are committed to making a positive social impact.