CSUF Business Plan Competition Applications Due Soon!

Mandy Wang & Miguel Olivares; the winners of the CSUF Business Plan Competition in 2016
Mandy Wang & Miguel Olivares; the winners of the CSUF Business Plan Competition in 2016

This is the sixth year in a row that we will be hosting the CSUF Business Plan Competition and, in my opinion at least, this competition is a great way for CSUF students to get their entrepreneurial feet wet. This competition is for every student who has an idea that they think would make for a great business and, hopefully, this competition will get them started down the road to becoming an entrepreneur. Applications are due March 5 so make sure to get your application in quickly!

More info on the CSUF Business Plan Competition is in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider along with a lot of other great stuff and a list of upcoming events.

The CSUF Business Plan Competition was created for all CSUF students with creative concepts that they think would make for a good business. In other words, this competition is all about encouraging CSUF students to take their first steps in becoming an entrepreneur.

Completing a short application is the first step for entering the CSUF Business Plan Competition. The purpose of this application is to help us understand what the student’s concept is and how well they have thought it through. Applications are due Sunday, March 5 at 11:55pm; make sure to get your application in or, if you’re not a current CSUF student, encourage those in your network who are to enter this competition.

There are multiple rounds to this competition that culminates in the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals on April 14. All are welcomed to the Finals but only the top competitors will be vying for a share of over $5,000 in scholarships and $10,000 in in-kind awards (consulting time with some of our mentors from our program). There will also be opportunity drawings for those in attendance.

For those who enter this competition mentors will be made available to help in the development of the your concept and to help you prepare for presentations.

Please go to the CSUF Business Plan Competition site for a full list of rules and more information on how to enter this competition.

We look forward to seeing all of the innovative concepts that come out of this competition and hopefully some will follow through and start a business that changes their lives and benefits the world!


John Bradley Jackson
Director & Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,
& CSUF Startup Incubator

CSUF Business Plan Competition

CSUF Students: Sign Up Now!!!

If you are a CSUF student with an innovative idea the CSUF Business Plan Competition is your time to shine! This event is designed to help you take your concept from an idea to something that is actionable.Interested students with an idea or a startup (see rules in the link below) need to fill out a short application about your concept that explains what your idea is in terms of making it into a real business.

There are additional rounds of the competition after the application process has concluded including the finals to be held at the Titan Student Union on April 14. Those competing in the finals will have the chance to win scholarships and to network with other entrepreneurs and investors.


CSUF Startup Incubator

The CSUF Startup Incubator provides promising and coachable innovators access to technical advice, assistance in the hunt for seed capital, a place to meet and work, a large network of veteran entrepreneurs, and expert guidance concerning patents, technology transfer, licensing, royalties, contracts, and new venture formation.


CSUF Consulting

Creativity is the life blood of business and our consulting teams are filled with students brimming with creative solutions in a wide range of areas. Now is the perfect time to inject some creative solutions into your business by working with one of our CSUF Consulting teams.

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.

We look forward to working with you!

CSUF Entrepreneur Speaker Series

A Tale of Two Startups – 6pm on March 8 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

An Introduction to Watson for Entrepreneurs – 6pm on March 22 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

10 Rules Everyone Should Know About Patents – 6pm on April 5 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs – 6pm on April 19 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Experts from our community including lawyers, CPAs, marketers, and professors have office hours every week open to everyone in our community. Click on the links below to reserve some time with them.

Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm: Office Hours with Entrepreneurship Professor Jeff Longshaw

Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Office Hours with Business Lawyer David Van Sambeek

Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

Next Monday, March 6 from 4pm to 7pm: Office Hours with Internet Marketing Expert Jason Khoo

Thursday, March 9 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

Interested In Becoming More Involved With CSUF Entrepreneurship?

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 CSUF Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/IncubatorFor more details on how CSUF Consulting can help businesses thrive: http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Consulting

Attend one of our events for entrepreneurs or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents


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