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Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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Every week we update our community on the important news and events that are happening at CSUF Entrepreneurship. This week, we are focusing on preparing for the Titan Fast Pitch competition. The information is below and you can become an CSUF Entrepreneur Insider by clicking this link so that you will be kept up-to-date on everything that is happening in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community.

Earlier this semester Sigma Upsilon Mu, one of our entrepreneurship clubs, hosted the 8 Hour Business Challenge and Travis posted some interviews with the winners. That competition was a great way to get more CSUF students interested in entrepreneurship and in being proactive about their futures.

On October 29, we will be hosting the Titan Fast Pitch competition to accomplish the same goals on a bigger scale. Open to all (not just CSUF) university and high school students, the Titan Fast Pitch has been a mainstay of our student outreach for the last few years and for good reason. We are expecting over 100 competitors at this year’s competition and we hope that you can be a part of it as well.

We need judges for the initial round of the competition, competitors at both the university and high school levels, audience members to cheer on all the student-entrepreneurs, and donors. Click on the link above to reserve your place in this competition or leave a comment on this post to find out how you can get involved.

This week, we are also continuing our Wednesday Speaker Series with Design Strategies for a more Profitable Business with UI Designer Adam Rasheed. During this talk, attendees will come to understand Adam’s tested lessons for designing websites that makes users happy and ushers them through the sales funnel.

We also have three of our expert mentors in for office hours this week as well. Later today, CFO Andrew Carroll will have office hours from 1pm to 4pm, Professor of Entrepreneurship Jeff Longshaw will hold office hours on Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm, and executive coach Dave Kinnear has office hours on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. All of these office hours are free and open to the public at the CSUF Startup Incubator.

All of these events are designed to help prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs and to assist all the other members in our community in their entrepreneurial endeavors. We couldn’t accomplish this without you. Thank you!

We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

John Bradley Jackson
Director, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

In a world where every industry is hyper-competitive, great design is the key to making your business stand out from the competition and have more meaningful interactions with customers. Great design helps your customers connect with product, and “Design Strategies for a more Profitable Business” will help you learn how to do exactly that.
After listening to this talk by User Interface (UI) designer and developer Adam Rasheed, you will learn the basic principles of design that will help you drastically improve your current branding, as well as advice for improving the usabilty and general experience of your product.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

There is always a lot of promise in startups: the sky is the limit!
But getting from startup to a sustainable and profitable business is not easy. It’s a difficult undertaking that most entrepreneurs, especially first time entrepeneurs, aren’t prepared for. Basically, trying to take a startup and make it into a successful business for most people is like trying to find buried treasure without a map.
That is why we are so glad to have Jeff Greenberg in to talk. He has six key metrics that he uses that determine how well a startup is doing in making that transition into a successful business. Those metrics are: Product, Management, Financing, Staffing, Revenue, and Operations. Come by to find out what these metrics are, how to interpret them, and how they change as a startup evolves into a successful business.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni host a business roundtable on the third Thursday of every month at the CSUF Startup Incubator and all are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!
The CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtable features a fantastic group of mentors with impressive backgrounds so that every participating entrepreneur will get tremendous feedback on what they are working on. Don’t be shy! This can turn out to be one of the most consequential entrepreneurial events you ever attend.

Upcoming CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtables:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FUTURE MEETING DATES

PITCH YOUR STARTUP IDEA. WIN SCHOLARSHIPS. GET FUNDING.

Student-Entrepreneurs: It’s time for you to crush it!
Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Titan Fast Pitch Competition kicks off Saturday October 29th, 2016 at 1pm and you’re invited! Come compete with or watch the most innovative student-entrepreneurs vie for a spot on the winner’s podium and their share of scholarships. All finalists are chosen in real time.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT COMPETING AND HOW TO ATTEND

Center for Entrepreneurship Board Member, Andrew Carroll, has a ton of financial and accounting experience he will share with anyone who visits him during his office hours later today. Click below to find out how to visit him during his office hours.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For over 24 years, Professor Jeff Longshaw, MBA, MSBA, has been a business management and communication consultant, teaching proposal writing and composition to companies to improve their win rate.  While he has managed and participated in over 20 large scale proposals for Westinghouse, Lockheed, Bath Ironworks, General Dynamics and others; he has also produced business plans for start-up companies.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors at the CSUF Startup Incubator who will be holding office hours to answer your startup and strategy questions.

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

Being successful with online marketing can make the difference between success or failure for your business.

That is why we are very happy to bring in Jason Khoo for office hours! Jason is the Marketing Director at Ron Wave Design and he has given a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator titled: “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to SEO” (video here).

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Get Involved with CSUF Consulting and the CSUF Startup Incubator
Whether you are a professional who gets satisfaction from being a mentor to someone who wants to work in a startup as a team member or are interested in investing in some of our thriving startups; we want to hear from you!
To join our large professional network you don’t have to be an alumni but we need your expertise and hard work to help make Northern Orange County (especially Fullerton) a strong startup community! Please take a minute to tell us about yourself so we can properly welcome you into the CSUF Startup Community.

“The students did a great job of digging deeper than necessary to get a grade and worked the issues as if for their own company.”

James L. Breese, President, WestLand Engineering Co
To find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs contact our Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or to request an application email entrepreneurship@fullerton.edu.
 
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We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.

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