CSUF Entrepreneurship Update from Director Jackson


Here are a few hundred words from Director John Bradley Jackson:

Jerry Conrey is a tremendous supporter of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program and he will be joining us this Wednesday at 6pm for his talk/Q&A titled Insurance and Risk Management Questions Answered!

This is a tremendous opportunity to find out what kinds of insurance your business needs, how much coverage is necessary, and learn powerful strategies for managing your company’s risk portfolio. Mr. Conrey will give a brief talk starting at 6pm and then will field questions from the audience for at least an hour. We hope to see you there!

If you have a spare five minutes, I would appreciate it if you could answer some survey questions about banking. With the results of this survey, our students will get the opportunity to apply the lessons they have learned in class and their analysis will be used to assist a local business in determining their marketing strategy. Consulting projects are a central part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship curriculum and your assistance here is a tremendous help.

Also, following up on my last email to you a couple of weeks ago, I am happy to tell you that the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals were a big hit! Over 150 people were there to see our finalists present their concepts. A huge “Thank you!” to everyone who made this possible and to read about the Finals (and to find out who won) please read: CSUF Business Plan Competition 2016

To see the other talks we have planned for the future please go to: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEventsThank you for your time and we hope to see you at Insurance and Risk Management Questions Answered! and the events that we have listed below!

If you own or operate a business or know of a business that would benefit from a consulting project please contact Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or by replying to this email to find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs.We are looking for business that are excited about learning from and working with CSUF students for our consulting program!

Robert Gates accepting scholarship from Victoria and Jerry Conrey.
Jerry Conrey has been a tremendous supporter of CSUF Entrepreneurship over the years as a mentor, speaker, and sponsor of the Conrey Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers Entrepreneurial Scholarship every year.Jerry will be at the Incubator to give a brief 15 minute talk on risk management and will dedicate the remainder of the time to answering your questions about insurance and risk management. This is a tremendous opportunity to get your questions answered and we sincerely hope you can attend!

April 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 welcomed and encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!

For more information about these events please get in touch with Chuck Su at csu@acelsolutions.com

April 21, 7:30pm to 10:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


In May:

Center for Entrepreneurship Director and CSUF Startup Founder John Bradley Jackson will be presenting on the very important matter of why Advisory Boards are vital to the health and growth of early stage companies.Who should you have on your Advisory Board? How big should it be? What is the mission of an Advisory Board? When should you start recruiting for your board? All of these questions and more will be answered.

April 27, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors and he will be holding office hours from 5pm to 8pm. Dave has an extensive amount of experience mentoring startups and executives for decades including in the tech industry. So if you have any questions about starting a business, getting your product to market, or any other startup questions then you should bring them to Dave.

April 28, 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)

With a Self-Directed IRA account from uDirect IRA Services, you can use your retirement account to invest in non-traditional investments including: Private company stock, Convertible notes, Promissory notes, Private placement, LLC/VC/PE/HF, Real estate & more. uDirect IRA’s CEO/Founder, Kaaren Hall says, “Financial literacy is not taught in schools, but our future depends on understanding it. Only about 4% of U.S. investors have a Self-Directed IRA. Why? Because most investors and many advisors simply aren’t aware of it.”
Come learn about one of the best-kept secrets in investing, the Self-Directed IRA.

May 4, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


The CSUF Startup Incubator is excited to announce its next Open House on May 11!
We are excited to meet all of you and it is our hope that this event will help spur on some awesome collaborative efforts. This event is open to everyone who is dedicated to innovation and is looking to become a part of the CSUF Startup community.
Everyone is welcomed, including: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, programmers, marketers, bankers, executives, and anyone else who is excited about entrepreneurial activities.
Traditional Sudanese food will be served, so please RSVP to give us an accurate headcount.May 11, 5:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)


Ash Kumra is a serial entrepreneur and investor always looking to help others achieve their dreams. If you are at all interested in making yourself into a better entrepreneur and businessperson then you should come by to listen to him speak.June 1, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  @ CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)



More info on the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship


More info on the CSUF Startup Incubator: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

We’re adding events all the time, to get the most up-to-date listing of our events please go here: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

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