CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Finds Success In Hollywood – CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider

Ryan David Tsang '13 - CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story
Ryan David Tsang ’13 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

I think it’s safe to say that whenever anyone in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community sets out to do something their aim is to be successful at it. But what’s the best way to go about achieving success?

For Ryan David Tsang ’13 the answer to that question is to always be asking yourself “What can I give?”. That’s a powerful credo to live by and one that we think makes a lot of sense. We are not all angels and living up to that all the time isn’t possible, especially for a large community like ours, but I’m continually impressed by how many members in this community do exhibit that kind of philosophy on a daily basis.

Take, for example, Jim Cooper. In addition to being a judge at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals, Jim also will be hosting office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia) this Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can learn more about his office hours and everything else that is going on in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider (make sure to click the link and sign up to receive our weekly newsletter so you do not miss any of the news coming out of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community!).

Ryan David Tsang ’13 has worked hard since graduating from Cal State Fullerton and that hard work has paid off. You should read all of our post on Ryan titled An Actor and an Entrepreneur but one of my key takeaways is that the clearest path to success is to create it yourself. Waiting for someone else to figure it out for you rarely works.

But Ryan’s story also highlights the importance of belonging to a strong community or, to put it in a more businesslike frame, networks are key. While your own personal initiative is absolutely necessary you also need to forge strong relationships to achieve your goals. Ryan exemplifies this ethos in the advice he gives to our student-entrepreneurs, which is to not ask “What I can get?” but rather “What can I give?”.

Ryan’s story is very inspiring and I hope you take some time to read it.

Another member of our community who exemplifies the “What can I give?” ethos is Jim Cooper. He will be hosting office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Placentia this Friday from 10am to 4pm. Jim is an expert startup coach with a focus on tech startups and funding. If you have an early stage tech startup or just an idea for a startup then these office hours are for you. Jim will sit down with you and walk you through the steps you need to make in order to launch your business.

A lot has happened over the last week in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community and a lot more is planned over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to scroll down to make sure you don’t miss any opportunities.

We hope to see you soon!


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

CSUF Entrepreneur Speaker Series

What Investors are Looking for in Startups with Serial Entrepreneur and Investor Pete DeAngelis – 6pm on May 3 @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)

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, April 25 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm: How to Start a Business with Professor Longshaw

Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

Thursday, April 27 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Friday, April 28 from 10am to 4pm: Startup Business Development Office Hours with Jim Cooper

Next Monday, May 1 from 4pm to 7pm: How to Become a Better Internet Marketer

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

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!

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/Incubator

For 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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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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