CSUF Startup Featured in OC Register

In this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider Director John Bradley Jackson highlights the progress that a startup two of our students founded a year ago has made and how the first step to becoming an entrepreneur is telling people about your idea (A great place to do that for current university and high school students is at the Titan Fast Pitch competition on October 21!).

Last week, the OC Register featured a startup founded by two of our recent graduates. The startup, Wecademi, was founded by Brent Maxinoski ’17 and Cayman Elkin ’17 in our CSUF Entrepreneurship classes. Their mission is to help students pass the most difficult classes they will take. To learn more about these two I urge you to read the OC Register article and watch the interview that we did with them over the summer.
These are still early days for Wecademi and I expect there are many chapters yet to be written about this business. But their journey is underway and I am hopeful that it will have a good ending for Brent and Cayman.
Entrepreneurship is interesting because there is no obvious path to for an entrepreneur to follow. Every entrepreneur has to figure things out as they go but, as we teach in class and the CSUF Startup Incubator, there is a process for figuring out that path.
But entrepreneurs must still take that first uncertain step into the unknown and a good first step to take is to tell people about your idea. For current university and high school students that first step can be the Titan Fast Pitch competition that we are hosting on October 21. Or that first step could be simply talking to people you already know and trust. Whatever the case, I have found that openly discussing your ideas give them nourishment and help them grow.
If you have an idea for a business I would welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you.

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

Titan Fast Pitch

The next generation of entrepreneurs will be presenting their innovative concepts at the Titan Fast Pitch competition on Saturday, October 21 from 1pm to 4pm at Cal State Fullerton!

We encourage all university and high school students with a passion for entrepreneurship to compete at the Titan Fast Pitch. We also hope that everyone else will come out to support these students in their first steps towards becoming entrepreneurs.

For more details please go to the Titan Fast Pitch site. We hope to see you there!

CSUF Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

How to Distribute Equity in your Business – Wednesday, October 11 at noon – CSUF Irvine Campus

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.

Thursday, October 5 in Irvine from 5:00pm to 8:00pm: Learn Marketing with an Expert

Tuesday, October 10 in Placentia from 3:00pm to 5:00pm: How to Start a Business with Professor Longshaw

Wednesday, October 11 in Placentia from 2:00pm to 3:00pm: Intellectual Property Questions Answered by Patent Attorney Austin Bonderer

Thursday, October 12 in Placentia from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Tuesday, October 21 in Placentia from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

Thursday, October 26 in Placentia from 4pm to 7pm: How to Start your Business – Office Hours with Jim Cooper

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

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 cymedina@fullerton.edu.

We look forward to working with you!

CSUF Entrepreneurship Community

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship:
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs:

For more details on how CSUF Consulting can help businesses thrive:

Attend one of our events for entrepreneurs or sign up for a free mentoring session:

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship Video Series:


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