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CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches!


Harvey Kong Launches Goodfetch with help of CSUF Startup Incubator
Harvey Kong, left, launched insurance comparison shopping site Goodfetch with the help of the CSUF Startup Incubator

There is some exciting news in this week’s edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider! One of our Residents from the CSUF Startup Incubator has launched his business and we hosted the Semifinals of the CSUF Business Plan Competition last week. Read about that and all of our events and more.

Shopping for insurance can be a painful process but CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Harvey Kong has leveraged his vast experience in this industry to come up with a better way to shop for car and home insurance. Called Goodfetch, Harvey has created an online platform that drastically simplifies this painstaking process by utilizing an easy to use interface that enables shoppers to focus on only the best deals in his large, and growing, network of insurance providers.

In CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches Insurance Comparison Shopping Platform we had a discussion with Harvey about what his mission with Goodfetch is and how the CSUF Startup Incubator helped him get to launch. It all started on the first day of his Residency when we sat down with him and his Startup Coach to develop a custom road map that has helped him get from concept to launch. It is an exciting thing getting to see an entrepreneur we worked with launch his business and that excitement will only continue grow as Harvey’s startup gains traction with consumers!

Speaking of excitement, the CSUF Business Plan Competition Semifinals were last Friday. Our panel of judges listened to nineteen different CSUF student-entrepreneur concepts and they were all fantastic. A couple of the concepts presented will be recognizable to you but most of them were new to us and while they all cannot advance to the Finals I hope that they all work on launching their concepts. We will be posting an update later this week on the five concepts that will be advancing to the Finals on April 14. So stay tuned!

Sincerely,

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

CSUF Business Plan Competition

Support CSUF Student-Entrepreneurs at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

The CSUF Business Plan Competition is the most comprehensive entrepreneurship competition at Cal State Fullerton. CSUF student-entrepreneurs who are competing in the Finals have gone through two rounds of competition and coaching from our startup experts are now ready to present their concepts to the world!

Come and support them at the Finals!

Reserve your seat at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals on Friday, April 14 from 1pm to 4pm at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union

CSUF Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Thrive Financial & Bookkeeping Services Entrepreneurial Scholarship

CSUF students have the opportunity to win this scholarship funded by Karla Amador, founder of Thrive Financial & Bookkeeping Services. The scholarship is $1,000 and more details on eligibility and how to enter can be found here.

CSUF Entrepreneur Speaker Series

10 Rules Everyone Should Know About Patents – 6pm on April 5 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs – 6pm on April 19 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

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, March 28 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm: How to Start a Business with Professor Longshaw

Tuesday, March 28 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

Thursday, March 30 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Next Monday, April 3 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.

FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME THE NEXT CSUF STARTUP INCUBATOR RESIDENT

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

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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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