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About the speaker:
Curtis Chan is President and CEO/Founder and Managing Partner of two high technology Brand Marketing and Public Relations companies, CHAN & ASSOCIATES and COGNITIVE IMPACT, whose clients range from the Global Fortune 500 to venture capital-funded startups. His agencies’ services, for three decades, have helped garner early-stage and growth companies significant brand exposure, resulting in either acquisition or IPO, with a total valuation of over $2.5 Billion.
Curtis is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, startup and business mentor. He is an active mentor and senior advisor to many established and VC-backed start-up companies and incubators, a market/technology analyst, and has over three decades of experience in brand development, management consulting, company turnarounds and marketing. His expansive corporate background includes ever-increasing executive roles in operations, business development, engineering and sales/marketing in the information technology, media & entertainment, storage and networking, and other related high-technology industries.
A graduate of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo; Mr. Chan recently ended his 14th year as Vice President for the Fullerton College Foundation; and celebrating his 23rd year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and mentor for the Small Business Institute at CSUF and incubators. Additionally, he is a volunteer member of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America); a mentor at Cal Poly’s Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, advisor to the College of Engineering’s Global Waste Research Institute, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a member of the President’s Green and Gold Society; and board advisor to Pepperdine University’s Most Fundable Companies program. Curtis is a regularly featured speaker at many MBA and Doctorate level lectures around the country. He has presented and published over 30 papers worldwide, is a book co-author, an Editorial Board Member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, past Senior Editor for Broadcast Beat and AV Beat Magazines, Computer Technology Review, and is a regularly featured Contributing Editor to many US and international trade publications for over four decades.
About the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship:
We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs (both at CSUF & the general community) develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things, including: consulting projects where students serve up fresh strategies to actual businesses, competitions for students from middle school to grad school, helping entrepreneurs go from concept to launch, frequent seminars and office hours for entrepreneurs and professionals, and much more. Interested in becoming a part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! CSUF Entrepreneurship depends on the support of the community, please go here to donate. Interested in Starting up a business? Please learn more about our CSUF Startup Incubator here.