How A CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Follows His Passion

Geoff Pascual '16 creating art and a business
Geoff Pascual ’16 creating art and a business

Happy New Year everybody! As you will read in this week’s CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider the New Year is the perfect time to make this resolution: Do something you are passionate about every day. This may only lead you to starting a hobby that you thoroughly enjoy or, as was the case with Geoff Pascual ’16 it can lead you into creating a business that you are thoroughly passionate about. Either way, your life will be enriched.

Happy New Year!

Since this is the time of the year for resolutions let me make one simple recommendation: Resolve to pursue something you are passionate about every day. Even if you only have a few spare moments during a day you will be astonished to find out how all those small actions can become something much bigger in just a few weeks, let alone months.

Geoff Pascual ’16 is the embodiment of this ethos. From a young age he had a passion for creating art. He diligently honed his craft over the years and became quite good. Family and friends would frequently make glowing comments about his creations and painting was a fulfilling part of his life.

His passion for water color sustained him artistically but with some encouragement from his sister and the lessons he learned as a CSUF Entrepreneurship student his passion compelled him into taking the risk of selling his paintings to the public. That has proven to be a good move as Geoff has realized a good deal of success as a commercial artist and as a Resident of the CSUF Startup Incubator it is my hope that we can help him achieve even more.

We recently published an article titled Pop Art for a New Generation that goes into a lot more detail about Geoff’s background and how he has become an entrepreneur. And, even though the giving season is behind us, you should go to his site, Pascual Productions, if only to see the amazing pop art pieces he has already painted. (You can also see a number of Geoff’s prints at the CSUF Startup Incubator!)

Geoff’s passion for art drove him to create a burgeoning art business and it all started with small but consistent actions. Doing something you’re passionate about sounds like a pretty good resolution to me.


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

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!

Learn the keys to making a successful investor pitch at this seminar hosted by Director John Bradley Jackson. John, known as JJ to his students, will help attendees understand how to make a convincing investment pitch. He will explain the basics of how to develop your investment deck and how to approach potential investors. Attendees are welcomed to ask questions and if you cannot attend please forward all of your questions to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and we’ll see how many we can get JJ to answer.


Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors at the CSUF Startup Incubator who will be holding office hours to answer your startup and strategy questions.

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni host a business roundtable on the third Thursday of every month at the CSUF Startup Incubator and all are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!
The CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtable features a fantastic group of mentors with impressive backgrounds so that every participating entrepreneur will get tremendous feedback on what they are working on. Don’t be shy! This can turn out to be one of the most consequential entrepreneurial events you ever attend.
Center for Entrepreneurship Board Member, Andrew Carroll, has a ton of financial and accounting experience he will share with anyone who visits him during his office hours later today. Click below to find out how to visit him during his office hours.


Being successful with online marketing can make the difference between success or failure for your business.

That is why we are very happy to bring in Jason Khoo for office hours! Jason is the Marketing Director at Ron Wave Design and he has given a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator titled: “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to SEO” (video here).


Get Involved with the CSUF Entrepreneurship Community
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.
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