Missed this one a while back. Great interview with JJ about what he’s doing mentoring startups and through Titan Angels. Click link for whole article: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-john-bradley-jj-jackson-investor-startup-adviser-professor/

Hi John Bradley “JJ”, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I started Titan Angels LLC, a seed investment fund, in early 2017. As a professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the founder of two incubators at Cal State Fullerton, it was clear to me that our local community was a fertile ground for startups. CSUF has 300,000 alumni and we estimate that over 75% live within two hours of campus. The greater Orange County CSUF community is ripe with creativity and innovation. Most the of the startup founders that I have met need mentoring and startup capital. Thus, starting Titan Angels LLC made sense. Why me? In addition to my experience at CSUF, my background includes a tour of duty in Silicon Valley with various high tech firms, both giant and startup. I also pulled a hitch on Wall Street helping companies go public, so I am no stranger to corporate fiance. In addition, I am a startup adviser to a handful of aspiring startups. Candidly, mentoring and investing in startups is a blast.

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