In this episode of CSUF Startup Talk, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson interviews investor and startup adviser Xandra Laskowski. In this wide ranging interview, they cover what it’s like to start up a business and investing in startups.
Xandra Laskowski is a startup consultant with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience with large multinational tech companies as well as startups as founder, investor, advisor and board member. She has held positions as Worldwide Commodity Manager and National Major Accounts Managerial roles before moving into the Angel Investment and startup worlds.
She founded OSEA Angel Investors in 2017, a women focused angel investment group based at the UCI Cove, UC Irvine California. OSEA Angel Investors is an investment partner with Tech Coast Angels, Titan Angels (CSUF) and Angel Syndication Network. Through Xolas, Xandra provides startup consulting assisting entrepreneurs in producing their “Startup Roadmap”.
OSEA Angel Investors is a membership-based private angel investment group focused on and driven by executives and entrepreneurs with very diverse and successful backgrounds. We provide a forum for the introduction of emerging companies to potential angel investors and offer access to meaningful education regarding the vetting and investment process. Educated entree to investment opportunities will allow our members possibilities to diversify their investment portfolios. OSEA Angel Investors is based at the UCI Cove, University of California, Irvine.
Xolas assists early stage entrepreneurs produce their “Startup Road Map”. The road map encompasses the first steps needed to get an idea from initial thought to execution of a business strategy. The steps are different for each venture but typically include four fundamentals, Idea, Research, Plan and Execute. If you search for startup advice or strategy, you will find a lot of sites and articles with great information on the subject but nothing that streamlines this information into something that could be used as a road map. I work with clients to produce their full startup road map or just one or two of the fundamentals.
We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things,