News of the CSUF Startup Incubator has filtered up to the reporters for the entire Cal State University system! In an article titled How to Hatch a Company: The CSU’s Incubators and Accelerators, the CSUF Startup Incubator was featured. Here’s the bit about us:
Based at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Center for Entrepreneurship, at CSU Fullerton, this incubator focuses on making an economic impact in the local community, says John B. Jackson, director of the center.
Founded in 2015, this mixed-use incubator has helped 20 startups to date. “We prefer scalable businesses,” says Jackson. “And we like to start slow and become bigger.”
Based on the principles of The Lean Startup, the incubator, which charges a fee, assigns each student a mentor and a team of five or six students that work to help entrepreneurs find a profitable, sustainable business.
One success story: A graduate student in information systems developed a drone program to perform preliminary inspections of bridges. “Typically an engineer is lowered down to the bridge on a giant crane,” Jackson says. “This modified drone gets close enough to see cracks, takes pictures, and then an engineer can follow up.”
The business launched and he now has paying customers, says Jackson.
We have actually accepted our 21st Resident into the Incubator and there are a couple more that I think will soon follow. As these passionate entrepreneurs at the CSUF Startup Incubator have found out, starting a business is hard and having help from an organization like ours makes a huge difference. If you have a business concept or invention you are looking to take to market please get in touch with us by sending a short email with a description of your concept to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with more information.
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