CSUF Entrepreneur Office Hours are Open!

Another week has flown by and we have been hard at work on the strategic plan for the CSUF Startup Incubator. As some of you may know, we will be adding a second location for the CSUF Startup Incubator at the CSUF Irvine campus. This is an exciting time for all of us and we have some great plans in store for that location once it opens. I promise that once we have finalized our plans I will give you a more detailed outlook for the new location.

In the meantime, we already have a lot of activity going on at the Placentia location. As I mentioned last week, we have lawyer David Van Sambeek coming in tomorrow for office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator’s Placentia location (Schedule an appointment with him!). David is an extremely bright fellow and has already had the opportunity to give advice to some of the entrepreneurs in our community during his previous two office hours.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of office hours with professionals like David; so if you have any questions about your business (maybe you need some clarification on IP you are developing or want help with a founder’s agreement) then you absolutely should come to these office hours. They are completely free but there are a limited number of spots available, so make sure to reserve your appointment now!

Also, we have begun publishing some of the videos from our CSUF Startup Incubator talks on our YouTube channel. We have a couple up now with plans on publishing more in the future. Expanding our online educational presence has been a strategic goal of ours for years now and we view these videos as a natural move to make.

If you have any ideas for Incubator speakers, office hours, or anything else please get in touch with us. We’re always on the lookout for great ideas and your ideas only makes things better!

David Van Sambeek is an attorney for Wellman & Warren, LLP and he has graciously agreed to hold office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator regularly for our Residents, students, and everyone else in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. If you are interested in asking David some questions about the law (see his areas of expertise below) please make sure to click the register button above and pick a time that works for you. (If there are no times available we probably have other times available on another day.)

David has represented 100s of companies as outside retained counsel. He currently represents clients headquartered in America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, the EU, and Ukraine.  Historical representation of clients has included organization, launch, financing, securities matters, franchising, day-to-day operations, contract drafting, TM and Trade Secret protection, employment matters, joint ventures, mergers/acquisitions, and regulatory issues unique to each industry. He has launched companies/subsidiaries in foreign countries including Mexico, Canada, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Ukraine, Russia, Philippines and various EU nations.
“The team provided a meaningful and well outlined proposal to energize and improve the marketing and business development segment of my enterprise.”Christopher Schran, Reliance Equipment Distributor Co.

If you are interested in becoming a client of our consulting program please contact Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 to find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs.

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Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great piece of technology and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market? You’re in luck because a select group of CSUF Startup Incubator Mentors make themselves available for a couple hours a week to answer questions.

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors and he will be available during the times available (check the tickets for availability!). 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.

6 Strategies for Avoiding the Pitfalls… and Profiting from your Invention

Sometimes it seems as if inventing your product is the easy part! The tough job comes from avoiding the pitfalls and potholes that rob you of your intellectual property rights.
Arm yourself today with the knowledge to protect and profit from your new app, software, product, or invention by joining patent attorney John Connors for key lessons on navigating the road to success.
Wednesday, July 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


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.

Launching a business can be an extremely difficult thing to do, especially if you haven’t done something like it before. That’s why we are making office hours with CSUF Startup Incubator mentor and speaker Jim Cooper available.

During these office hours, entrepreneurs will have the chance to sit down with experienced startup mentor Jim Cooper for a half an hour to get help with their business. A half an hour may not seem like a long time but Jim is full of ideas and advice and we’re sure that he’ll be able to help your business.

Mr. Cooper is a mentor to some of our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator. He is also mentor and pitching coach at PortTech Los Angeles, advisor at Lab Launch Inc., mentor and Lean Startup Panelist for the NSF’s i-Corps CSUPerb STEM program for the CSU system, he mentors and coaches energy and transport related startups at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, an Entrepreneur in Residence at PortTech Los Angeles, and a Business Development Advisor at Lab Launch Inc.

Jessica Joy Reveles knows social media and how harnessing its power can help drive your brand and sales. Most Americans see the news first, get recommendations on products, and communicate with each other through one of the many different social media platforms that are out there.
Has your business taken advantage of this communications revolution? How can your startup leverage this medium to jumpstart your path to success?
Jessica will reveal her strategies for social media success at this talk and help you learn the keys to successfully elevate your company’s social status above the fray!
Wednesday, August 3, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


This is a tale of a current software startup and all that it’s done and still doing to raise capital. This talk will not sugarcoat anything, it’s the story of the real life startup grind. The company I’ve riased this money for is Badu Networks, a tech company that develops wifi solutions, and it has been around for 2.5 years and has raised $4.5M all from family, friends, and Angels without having any revenue. We’re nowhere near being successful.
Hear what’s worked and what hasn’t. This is real life, right now stuff!
Wednesday, August 10, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


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