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The Startup Hustle with Michael Sawitz

Earlier at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Irvine Michael Sawitz gave a powerful talk on what it actually means to hustle as an entrepreneur. In his talk, “The Art and Science of Customer Development”, Michael talked about how he has been able to acquire customers as a startup. https://twitter.com/NewVenturesCSUF/status/1095877150404632577 Michael’s talk was wide-ranging and, while …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Shines in Family Business

At CSUF Entrepreneurship we teach that entrepreneurship is not just about creating something from nothing, it is also about continuously improving upon what already exists. And that is exactly what Jonathan Mulvihill ’16 has done. Jonathan Mulvihill ’16, President of Thin Metal Sales Jonathan, a retired Marine, is now the President of Thin Metal Sales, …

What is an Incubator?

The CSUF Startup Incubator was recently covered by a local news agency, SBTN, here’s the video! https://youtu.be/yc6It2G3ufY

2019 Investor Speed Dating – TCVN Event on March 21

Lots of people have great ideas and have the skills to make that concept a reality but, for some entrepreneurs, there is a real need to connect with investors in order to bring their concept to fruition. When those entrepreneurs know investors already then that’s great but what can they do if they do not …

The Cold, Hard Facts about Startup Funding

Yesterday at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Irvine) we were honored to have David Ochi give a talk about startup funding. As you may know, or at least have suspicions about, funding a startup is, despite the successes seen on TV shows like Shark Tank, no easy task but after David’s talk yesterday it’s pretty obvious …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Promoting Student Engagement on Campus

CSUF News has a great piece out today on how four of our CSUF Entrepreneurship students have been accepted into a prestigious fellowship. Called University Innovation Fellows, the mission of the fellowship is to give students the tools that they need to catalyze entrepreneurship on campus. Click on the link below to learn more. Innovation …

Creating New Ventures – The Perfect Book for the Entrepreneur in your Life

While it may be too late to arrive before Christmas, the Center for Entrepreneurship’s new book, Creating New Ventures: How to Shape Concepts into Achievement, is the perfect book for the entrepreneur in your life! (At $25, this book is also a great way to use some of those Amazon gift cards your kids will …

App Entrepreneur Receives Crucial Guidance from CSUF Startup Incubator – OC Register

We have written about John Barton in these pages previously and there is a reason why keep on doing so: He is a hardworking entrepreneur who is making progress! Recently, John’s startup, Point ‘N Save, was featured in the OC Register (subscription may be needed to view). In the article, it recounts how when John …

CSUF Entrepreneurship Student Startups for Fall 2018

At the end of every semester, CSUF Entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to give investor pitches for the startups that they have created and been working on over the course of the semester to our panel of judges. These presentations may only be educational exercises, this is, after all, a school, and if that’s where …

Founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes, Don DiCostanzo, Talks to CSUF Entrepreneurship Students

Earlier this evening, Don DiCostanzo ’79, the founder and CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes gave a fantastic talk to our CSUF Entrepreneurship students and community members. Don talked about the importance of branding and how he used the strategies he discussed to grow his businesses from nothing to where it is today. To start off …