Innovation At Cal State Fullerton – It Starts With You

CSUF students Lorenzo Santos and Vanessa Ganaden are working to bring more innovation to Cal State Fullerton

In this week’s edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider we focus on how innovation starts with you. Everyone has the ability to improve things and the seed of all innovation is an idea. Successful innovators are the ones who work every day to make those ideas into something real.

Over the past few weeks the CSUF Entrepreneurship community has been busy. A couple of our intrepid students attended a national conference along with CSUF President Garcia to learn how to bring more innovation to campus, and they have already begun acting on what they learned; many students have entered their innovative business concepts in the CSUF Business Plan Competition; and more of our CSUF Startup Incubator Residents have brought their innovations to market, one of them focusing on bringing joy to his customers and another on teaching his customers how to play the piano better.

Innovation, the lifeblood of entrepreneurship, comes from individuals and teams taking actions to create a better world. The Center for Entrepreneurship and the CSUF Startup Incubator innovates as well but what we excel at is working with individuals and teams to make them better innovators and better entrepreneurs.

What all of these stories have in common is that these innovators started small. Theirs is no overnight success story; they started from an idea and worked to grow it day after day. You can do this as well. We are here to help.


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

An Introduction to Watson for Entrepreneurs – 6pm on March 22 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

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 14 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm: Office Hours with Entrepreneurship Professor Jeff Longshaw

Monday, March 20 from 4pm to 7pm: Office Hours with Internet Marketing Expert Jason Khoo

Thursday, March 23 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

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

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

CSUF Student Places in Top 5 of National Entrepreneurship Competition

CSUF Students Working To Bring More Innovation To Campus

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.


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

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/IncubatorFor 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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