The Titan Fast Pitch Finals are finally here! After months of hard work we have narrowed it down to the top middle school, high school, and university/community college student-entrepreneurs and they’re all pitching! Watch as students pitch their creative concepts and answer tough questions from our esteemed panel of judges.
Find out who wins the Titan Fast Pitch!!!
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Dan Black Family Foundation
Director, Dan Black Family Trust
Karl is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship and STEM education. As a member of the Dan Black Family Trust, he has helped direct activities towards enriching the lives of students at Cal State Fullerton and beyond. Karl is excited to be a Final Round judge at the Titan Fast Pitch competition this year.
Sr. Credit Executive, Vice President at MUFG Union Bank
Natalia Razeghi is a commercial loan underwriter with 18 years of experience including Citigroup, being a co-founder of a start-up lending company, 11 years at MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and counting. She is currently a Credit Executive, Vice President, underwriting law firms, medical groups and other professional segment borrowers of Wealth, Private Bank, and Business Banking. Natalia came to this country as a foreign student from Russia at CSUF.
Upon completion of her Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, she joined Citigroup’s paid internship which lead to a full time career in banking. The internship was sourced via a fully-employed banking executive who was teaching evening classes at CSUF. You can say Natalia owes much of her success to the foundation and professional contacts that CSUF provided her early on.
Dr. Cathleen Greiner, PhD
Regional Director, Business and Entrepreneurship, Orange County, California Community Colleges
Dr. Greiner is a long-time educator in higher education and the community colleges as a teacher, dean, and vice president, with expertise and responsibility in leadership, online learning, equity and inclusion, and networking with employers and community/ educational partners to respond to a disruptive economy and changing learning needs while building enduring bridges between business and education. As a small business owner, she also bridges real work application and educational responsiveness.
In leading the California Community Colleges’ Business & Entrepreneurship Sector in Orange County–which is the largest employment sector in the county–she is focused on student equity, diversity and inclusion, career and workforce preparation, college transfer, and internships and work-based learning. She networks and creates linkages with employers across the region to gain and/or upskill a diverse workforce and collaborates with public and private partners to support workforce readiness and college opportunities. Most recently, she is joining forces with OC industry to emphasize economic reactivation, entrepreneurship, and transitioning and standing up a “new” marketplace and business ecosystem in the region.
As a strategic, long-range planner with an entrepreneurial spirit, she is a sought-after expert on organizational growth, the gig economy, the new world of work, the impact of AI, automation and technology, and on the need to prepare students and individuals for academic and workplace success. She is a faculty member for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (strategic planning and case studies), as well as at the Online Teaching Conference and DET/CHE.
Connect with her https://www.linkedin.com/in/acathleengreinerphd/
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Royal Business Bank
David is a financial executive with experience in all aspects of accounting, treasury and financial management. He has spent most of his career in the financial institutions industry as a Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer. Over the past year, he was the President of a troubled bank, which was an experience of a life time. David is interested in all aspects of financial management whether the organization is on solid footing or in trouble and he has a passion for strategic and tactical planning.
Founder, 10-8 Systems
With almost 10 years of experience in public safety, Bryan saw the shortcomings in public safety software and created 10-8 Systems, a cutting edge, cloud-based dispatch software company. Since its inception in 2019, his software has handled over 165,000 incidents in 48 states, used by city police, state constables, fire departments, and more. 10-8 was also attributed to saving over 650 lives in Hurricane Dorian. Bryan is a student at Cal State Fullerton, studying computer science.
1st Place: $1,500 + One Hour with patent attorney Justin Sanders ($300 value) + Residency at CSUF Startup Incubator ($5,000 value)
2nd Place: $1,000 + One Hour with patent attorney Justin Sanders ($300 value) + Residency at CSUF Startup Incubator ($5,000 value)
3rd Place: $500 + One Hour with patent attorney Justin Sanders ($300 value) + Residency at CSUF Startup Incubator ($5,000 value)
4th Place: $250 + One Hour with patent attorney Justin Sanders ($300 value) + Residency at CSUF Startup Incubator ($5,000 value)
High School Scholarships
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
4th Place: $150
5th Place: $100
Middle School Scholarships
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
4th Place: $100
Middle School Finalists
Fourth Place: Hanna Corona: GumBee | Florence Nightingale Middle School
Third Place: Jaydon Tsan: EnviFood | Florence Nightingale Middle School
Second Place: Anastasia Efremova: OC Kids Business Club | Oxford Preparatory Academy – Saddleback Valley
First Place: Jubilee Gutierrez: Polyccine | Florence Nightingale Middle School
High School Finalists
Fifth Place: Nicholas Mejia: Student Source | Pacific Ridge School
Fourth Place: Jenna Ferayorni: The Garden Doggy | Pacific Ridge School
Third Place: Corissa Sweet: The Thermoband | El Dorado High School
Second Place: Jade Bahng: The Daily Daisy Project | Troy High School
First Place: Nicholas Rabjohn: Team Forum | Pacific Ridge School
University/Community Colleges Finalists
Fourth Place: Joshua Worrel: Zeba Pens | Cal State Fullerton
Third Place: Arneeb Mahbub: Conshus Clothing | University of California Irvine
Second Place: Blanca Rojas: Bring That Boba | Cal State Fullerton
First Place: Maryam Edah-Tally: Fleur À Cheval | Cal State Fullerton
Thank You to Sponsors
MUFG Union Bank
Our Gold Sponsors
Black Family Trust
Royal Business Bank
California Community Colleges
Ashok Patel Family
If you are a teacher, or an educator of any type, thanks for all you do. I really want to make sure you understand how much we value what you are doing. Teachers are the cornerstone of this entire program.
If you are a Bullpen Round Judge, or a Lighting Round Judge, thanks for all you do.
Cal State Fullerton Team that puts this event on – Let’s give it up for Dr. Radha Bhattacharya, Dr. Atul Teckchandani, Cristian Sanchez, Cathleen Greiner, Natalia Razeghi, Fatemah Bahhour, Scott Landow, Karl Freels, Charlesetta Medina, and David Morris.
Student Competitors: Thanks Guys, Well done!
We will see you next year!!!
We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things,