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Titan Fast Pitch Competition Announced!

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Our Titan Fast Pitch Competition is a student-entrepreneur sensation open to all university and high school students!

Having taught and mentored countless student-entrepreneurs over the years I am frequently amazed by their business ideas. They are creative, exciting, and many of these ideas transcend the traditional concepts from years’ past. One of the competitors that most exemplifies this ethos was John Chi. He pitched his concept for a stem cell therapy that significantly alleviates chronic pain for sufferers of arthritis and other diseases. John developed this concept as a student-entrepreneur at Cal State Fullerton and he has launched his business, Synova Life Sciences, due in part to his experiences at the Titan Fast Pitch Competition.

There are many other stories like this and I look forward to hearing many more at the Titan Fast Pitch Competition on October 29 at the CSUF Titan Student Union.

If you are a student this competition is the perfect forum for your idea. You will get feedback from our expert panel of judges and you can win a scholarship if you are one of the top finishers! Make sure to reserve your spot in the Titan Fast Pitch Competition by going to the event page. There is no entry fee for this competition; it’s all upside.

We also have a need for judges. During the first round of the competition, competitors will get the opportunity to make their sixty second pitches to as many judges as possible. This coliseum-style round requires dozens of judges who are business experts to score the students’ business pitches. I know that our community has many such individuals and if you are interested please send us an email to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu to learn about how you can become a judge.

Also, this competition is open to the public for free. Make sure to go to our event page to reserve your seat today!

Thank you in advance to everyone who will make this Titan Fast Pitch Competition another huge success for our community!

Sincerely,

John Bradley Jackson
Director, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

Wednesday Speaker Series @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Entrepreneurs face many challenges when creating a corporate culture that fosters innovation and retains the talent required to create a successful exit. The Power of 10 is Software Anywhere’s living case study of how companies can achieve for-profit success while giving back at an extreme level.

Jeff Scott is going to share his model and approach on how a team of 10 people achieved a goal of providing $10M in community impact in less than 10 years.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Raising money for a startup is difficult if not almost impossible. But thanks to recent changes in the law equity crowdfunding has democratized this market so that more people can now invest in startups.

David Gosselin, a Principal at DBBMcKennon and a Partner at BizCFO, will be giving a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator to help you understand how to take advantage of these changes. And, just maybe, help you figure out how you can raise money for your company!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

There is always a lot of promise in startups: the sky is the limit!
But getting from startup to a sustainable and profitable business is not easy. It’s a difficult undertaking that most entrepreneurs, especially first time entrepeneurs, aren’t prepared for. Basically, trying to take a startup and make it into a successful business for most people is like trying to find buried treasure without a map.
That is why we are so glad to have Jeff Greenberg in to talk. He has six key metrics that he uses that determine how well a startup is doing in making that transition into a successful business. Those metrics are: Product, Management, Financing, Staffing, Revenue, and Operations. Come by to find out what these metrics are, how to interpret them, and how they change as a startup evolves into a successful business.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni host a business roundtable on the third Thursday of every month at the CSUF Startup Incubator and all are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!
The CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtable features a fantastic group of mentors with impressive backgrounds so that every participating entrepreneur will get tremendous feedback on what they are working on. Don’t be shy! This can turn out to be one of the most consequential entrepreneurial events you ever attend.

Upcoming CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtables:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FUTURE MEETING DATES

PITCH YOUR STARTUP IDEA. WIN SCHOLARSHIPS. GET FUNDING.

Student-Entrepreneurs: It’s time for you to crush it!
Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Titan Fast Pitch Competition kicks off Saturday October 29th, 2016 at 1pm and you’re invited! Come compete with or watch the most innovative student-entrepreneurs vie for a spot on the winner’s podium and their share of scholarships. All finalists are chosen in real time.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT COMPETING AND HOW TO ATTEND

Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great idea and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market?
For over 24 years, Professor Jeff Longshaw, MBA, MSBA, has been a Business management and communication consultant, teaching proposal writing and composition to companies to improve their win rate.  While he has managed and participated in over 20 large scale proposals for Westinghouse, Lockheed, Bath Ironworks, General Dynamics and others; he has also produced business plans for start-up companies.

Bring your startup ideas on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors at the CSUF Startup Incubator who will be holding office hours to answer your startup and strategy questions.

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

Dave’s upcoming office hours:

Launching a business can be an extremely difficult thing to do, especially if you haven’t done something like it before. That’s why we are making office hours with CSUF Startup Incubator mentor and speaker Jim Cooper available.

During these office hours, entrepreneurs will have the chance to sit down with experienced startup mentor Jim Cooper for a half an hour to get help with their business. A half hour may not seem like a long time but Jim is full of ideas and advice and we’re sure that he’ll be able to help your business.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Center for Entrepreneurship Board Member, Andrew Carroll, has graciously set aside time in his busy day to help entrepreneurs is his areas of expertise as well as providing general guidance for those looking to get their ideas off the ground.
Andrew is a freelance CFO, CPA, consultant, and advises on: taxes, investments, insurance, business strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting.  Read more about Andrew and the clients he helps at https://cfoandrew.com
Bring your startup ideas on Mondays (starting today) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Get Involved with CSUF Consulting and the CSUF Startup Incubator

“The group was tasked to conduct a complete market analysis to best determine our sales, marketing and distribution strategies for new brand and product line. My time requirements were minimal and the group researched everything necessary to complete the task. Their data resulted in a number of analytical ways to determine the most effective strategy.”

Scott M. Decker, President/CEO, Cramer Decker Medical, Inc.

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.
 

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.
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