Why Cal State Fullerton Teaches Entrepreneurship

STEM Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony
The next generation of Entrepreneurs

What that title is getting at is what is our mission or, in other words, why do we do what we do. And, as you will find out from this CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider (sign up to become an Insider now so you don’t miss any of the news, events, or lessons from CSUF Entrepreneurship!) from Director John Bradley Jackson, the reason is very simple: It makes a difference.

Over the last three years, I had the honor of partnering with colleagues at the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Education at Cal State Fullerton on a $1 Million grant from the National Science Foundation to teach disadvantaged middle school students needed skills in Entrepreneurship and STEM. The skills that we taught these bright students will stick with them for the rest of their lives and will help them once they enter our global economy no matter what path they decide to take.

I’m certain that at least a few of these students will decide to become innovators and may even start businesses that better our world.

Speaking for all of our Entrepreneurship professors and mentors I can tell you that one of the primary reasons why we teach and coach the next generation of entrepreneurs is because we believe that it makes a difference. It makes a difference in the lives of the students, of course. But it also makes a difference in our communities as well.

We regularly see the difference that our students make in the businesses that they start or work for. We also see it in the difference that they make in the companies that they do consulting projects for. What all of this leads to is a more innovative and creative world to live in.

In the case of the middle school students that I had the pleasure of teaching the last three years we probably won’t see that impact for quite some time. But for the students that the Entrepreneurship professors and I have taught and our mentors have coached we have already seen the difference that an entrepreneurial education can make.


John Bradley Jackson
Director & Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,
& CSUF Startup Incubator

CSUF Consulting

Creativity is the life blood of business and our consulting teams are filled with students brimming with creative solutions in a wide range of areas. Now is the perfect time to inject some creative solutions into your business by working with one of our CSUF Consulting teams.

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.

We look forward to working with you!

CSUF Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Intellectual Property and the Entrepreneur – Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

What Startups Need to Know about Social Media – Wednesday, June 28 at 6pm – CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia)

How to Charge Higher Prices & Get Your Customers to Thank You For It – Wednesday, July 26 at 6pm – CSUF Irvine Campus

Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Experts from our community including lawyers, CPAs, marketers, and professors have office hours every week open to everyone in our community. Click on the links below to reserve some time with them.

Thursday, June 22 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Monday, June 26 from 4pm to 7pm: How to Become a Better Internet Marketer

Tuesday, June 27 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship News

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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