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CSUF Alumnus Appears on Shark Tank – Pitches Nui, a Delicious Keto Cookie

I’ve known Victor Macias for many years now and I know him to be a dedicated and brilliant entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs like him were what inspired us to launch the CSUF Startup Incubator, where we help people go from concept to launch. Victor’s work in CSUF Entrepreneurship classes was tremendous and I was not surprised to …

Special Event with the Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes

Join us for a talk with Don DiCostanzo, the CEO and founder of Pedego Electric Bikes. At this talk, Don will discuss his experience building Pedego Electric Bikes from the ground up and how building a strong and durable brand helped him accomplish that. Register now for this event on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 …

From Extreme Sports to Venture Capitalism – Interview with CSUF Entrepreneurship Community Member Per Welinder

Per Welinder is a great asset for the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. He started out as a professional skater, started a business with Tony Hawk, got his MBA from UCLA, is a venture capitalist, among many other things. Per has been a mentor and speaker in the classroom and a judge at competitions like the CSUF …

Support a Cause – Join the Aidtree High School Football Challenge

Aidtree, one of the companies that has been resident at the CSUF Startup Incubator, is running a competition called the Aidtree High School Football Challenge. Today is the last day to enter so make sure to act now. Here’s info on how to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIJqPSAFPH/

Cal State Fullerton Alumnus set to Release Movie About Mental Illness

One of the many things I love about entrepreneurship is the fact that you can see the results of entrepreneurial people in almost every part of life. Whether it be technology, medicine, a clothing line, or, as is the case with Natalie Rodriguez, a movie. The movie, titled The Extraordinary Ordinary, just released a new …

CSUF Student Club Kicks Off New School Year

The CSUF Entrepreneurship community is really an agglomeration of many different communities and one of the vital components of our community are our student clubs. Currently, we have three with the oldest being the Entrepreneur Society and the youngest being Student Innovation Collective (SINC). In the middle is Sigma Upsilon Mu (SUM), the entrepreneurship fraternity …

Remembering Alan Mannason

Alan Mannason Alan Mannason, Mentor in the CSUF Entrepreneurship classroom for 15 consecutive years, has passed away at age 94 years old. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1924 and moved to Los Angeles in 1937 (when movies cost $.10 and a Baby Ruth candy bar cost $.05). He remembered that the train ride …

Leveraging the Gig Economy for Entrepreneurial Success @ CSUF Startup [Event]

What is the “gig economy”? The gig economy is comprised of all those side jobs that you see your family and friends doing: everything from being an Uber driver to being a photo editor on the side. But the gig economy has become so much more than that. Many successful professionals have embraced the gig …

Building a Strong Culture from Startup to Mature Company

Last week, CSUF Entrepreneurship mentor and veteran executive coach for Vistage Dave Kinnear gave a great talk on the importance of culture for any organization and how to effectively build a great culture that will grow as your business grows. According to Dave, in order to accomplish this you first need to know how culture …

Entrepreneur Pitch Opportunity: Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference

Being able to pitch your business well is a critical skill that every entrepreneur should posses. Whether you are communicating your concept to investors, potential partners, or anyone else you need to be able to effectively communicate why your business is worthy of consideration. And that is especially true of that first group of people …