For the second year in a row the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program has had two teams place in the Top Three for a national competition and this is the twenty-first time that we have had a team place in the Top 10. This competition is hosted by the Small Business Institute every year and it brings together universities from all over the country in order to find out who has produced the best consulting projects in a variety of different categories. The professors for these two cases were John Bradley Jackson and Barbara Samara.
Entrepreneurship Professor John Bradley Jackson’s team placed third in the Undergraduate Specialized category and Professor Barbara Samara’s team placed third in the Graduate Comprehensive category. Professor Jackson, who is also the Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship, recently appeared in a video that explained the consulting process, which is below.
Professor Jackson’s undergraduate student team included Aaron Aslin, David Beltran, Michael Mose, Amanda Newton, Erica Riley and Jesus Vizcaino. Michael Sawitz, who also sponsors a major prize for the CSUF Entrepreneurship Program and is the owner of business incubator FastStart.studio, was this team’s mentor. Their client was biotechnology company Gantec, Inc., which is distributed by Naturally Good 4 You, LLC.
Professor Samara’s MBA student team included members Ojan Azizi, Kimberly Kam, Paula Martinez, Girina Pandit, Purvi (Nisha) Patel, Arisa Rodkumnord and Bill Wojciak. Their client was the Eddie Nash Foundation, which works to eliminate violence against kids and teens.
Please refer to our previous post about CSUF Business Consulting for more information about our student consulting program. If you have any questions, comments or if you are thinking about becoming a client of our program please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.