The Executive Breakfast this Wednesday

I’ve written about Classic Gentleman before but, to recap, they are a student group that is dedicated to bringing students, executives, and entrepreneurs together so that they can network and do some pretty cool things together. This Wednesday they are going to have one of these networking events at the IHOP in Placentia from 9am to 11am. Details are below and you can sign up here.


IHOP Placentia & Classic Gentleman Present: “The Executive Breakfast”

We hare teaming up with IHOP Placentia to host a monthly breakfast mixer at their establishment. Classic Gentleman will provide a chance for both students & executives to come together for a series of networking breakfasts.

Our teams will be kicking this off starting on 9/28 & continue to host them every final Wednesday of the month. For this event, anyone who purchases a “Come Fly with Us” ticket will have this FREE breakfast included.

Welcome to ALL CSUF & FJC Students!

Sponsors: WSEP, APAC, Sigma Upsilon Mu, & CSUF Center of Entrepreneurship

The Executive Breakfast


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8 Hour Business Challenge Winners

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Team ParkSpace, winners of the 8 Hour Business Challenge. (L to R): Boomer Baker, Rachel Herzog, Jacob Wymetalek, and Riyadh Alriyashi.

CSUF Entrepreneurship co-ed Fraternity Sigma Upsilon Mu recently held their 8 Hour Business Challenge to encourage entrepreneurial activities from university students. It was an awesome event that tested the limits of what a group of students could accomplish entrepreneurially in, you guessed it, eight hours. Briefly, this competition asks of its competitors to come up with a business concept and over the course of eight hours they are tasked with developing this idea as much as they can and the competition culminates in an investor pitch to a group of judges.

The winners of this competition were a group called ParkSpace and their concept would help solve a problem that anybody who has ever had to park on the CSUF campus during peak hours has dealt with: finding a parking spot. The members of this team were: Boomer Baker, Rachel Herzog, Riyadh Alriyashi, and Jacob Wymetalek.

Since the competition I have had the chance to interview most of the members from the winning team. Here are some of their thoughts on the competition and what it meant to them.

Here’s a video interview I did with Boomer Baker

Interview with Riyadh Alriyashi

Travis: What was your business concept and how did your team come to that decision?

Riyadh: “ParkSpace” is the name of our business in which we use drone technology to gather updated data on available parking spaces in public and private parking lots. Then deliver the information to drivers via a mobile application which will save our users valuable time. We arrived to this after sharing about 6 different ideas and building on each other’s thoughts.

Travis: Considering the fact that your team hadn’t worked together previously, how was it working with a team for eight hours on a project of this magnitude?

Riyadh: Working with Boomer, Jacob and Rachel was very exciting. It was amazing how we all have team-mentality and know when to step-up and when to step-down. We spent the first few hours discussing how this business concept can have the elements for success. We utilized our resources and each other’s strengths. For example, Rachel designed our website with her marketing background. Jacob is a real genius in analyzing ideas. Boomer worked hard to crunch the numbers for our financials. We made a road-map of how tasks will be accomplished and by whom. Listening to each other was a vital part of our success. We came prepared with laptops, positive attitudes and open minds. We were a dream-team. The 8 hours passed very quickly.

Travis: How do you think a competition like the 8 Hour Business Challenge prepares you for your career/starting your own business?

Riyadh: This is the first time I have ever presented in a team to a business panel. At the end of each presentation, the judges, who are very sharp, asked hard questions. They infused us with valuable insight to thinking critically about business ideas, their strengths and weaknesses. Starting my own successful business is my goal and I believe that this challenge gets me one step closer to my goal. Even though wining the challenge was cool, the real win is actually spending the day with all those positive, supportive individuals and connecting with them. Building those friendships was the real prize for me. I am grateful for having the privilege to work with Jacob, Boomer and Rachel and meet other successful business people. Thanks to Sigma Upsilon Mu and everyone that helps in putting this event together. I currently study Finance and Accounting and inspired to be an entrepreneur

Travis: Do you have anything you’d like to say to students that are thinking about entering a business competition at CSUF but are hesitant to because they don’t have enough business experience?

Riyadh: The hardest part is showing up with positive attitudes and listening to others. Everyone has to start somewhere and being the person that knows the least in the room, means that you are more likely to learn the most.

Interview with Rachel Herzog

Travis: Why did you enter the 8 Hour Business Challenge?

Rachel: I have this mentality [where] I don’t want to graduate and feel like I didn’t seize all opportunities.

Travis: What did you get out of the 8 Hour Business Challenge?

Rachel: New friends, some from Loyola Marymount University and [the competition offered] a hands on experience with business in an energetic and fast paced environment.

With any competition on campus there is no harm in trying; you only have a chance to benefit [from the experience].


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Forward Progress is Everything for Entrepreneurs

Every week we publish a newsletter to our community letting them know what is going on and cool ways to get involved with entrepreneurial activities. This week’s newsletter focuses on how the CSUF Startup Incubator can help entrepreneurs start their businesses. If you would like to become an insider and get this information sent to you every week make sure to sign up here!


One of the most exciting parts of my job are the opportunities I get to work with motivated entrepreneurs on their business concepts. These ideas run the gamut but one of the key success factors for those entrepreneurs that advance beyond the concept stage is consequential forward progress.

Whether an entrepreneur has a new idea or has been working on an idea for years, when we sit down with a new Resident (entrepreneur) at the CSUF Startup Incubator for the first time we create a custom plan of action for that entrepreneur for the next six months. During these six months, we work with our Residents to continuously move their concepts forward and making them into real businesses. How do we do this?

Consequential forward progress for a startup means focusing on the most important areas of a startup. That means: building a team, launching a minimum viable product or service, creating a lean startup plan, and the handful of other aspects that are truly important for a business that is starting up. There are hundreds of things that new entrepreneurs think they should be doing but what we do is help them focus on what truly matters to set them up for sustained success.

Many of the entrepreneurs who have become Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator have told me that they wish they had started working with us sooner. All that time they spent trying to figure out the basics of how to launch their businesses could have been better utilized focusing on those activities that actually mattered.

If you or someone you know is starting a business have them get in touch with me and let them know about our events (meeting face to face is the best way to discuss these kinds of things). This Wednesday at 6pm we welcome David Gosselin in to talk about Equity Crowdfunding.

Sincerely,

John Bradley Jackson
Director, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

PS: And a sincere thanks must go out to our hundreds of mentors who have helped entrepreneurs we work with make consequential forward progress! Without them many entrepreneurs could not have accomplished all of the great things they have over the years.

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!

In a world where every industry is hyper-competitive, great design is the key to making your business stand out from the competition and have more meaningful interactions with customers. Great design helps your customers connect with product, and “Design Strategies for a more Profitable Business” will help you learn how to do exactly that.
After listening to this talk by User Interface (UI) designer and developer Adam Rasheed, you will learn the basic principles of design that will help you drastically improve your current branding, as well as advice for improving the usabilty and general experience of your product.

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

Being successful at marketing your business online can make the difference between success or failure for your business. But, chances are, there just isn’t enough time in the day for you to fully take advantage of this medium.

That is why we are very happy to bring in Jason Khoo for office hours! Jason is the Marketing Director at Ron Wave Design and he has given a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator titled: “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to SEO” (video here).

Bring your internet marketing questions to Jason every other Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm @ CSUF Startup Incubator.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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 alternating Mondays 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.
#CSUFEntrepreneur #CSUFStartup
For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

Steve Mihaylo: Competition Info Session

steve-mihayloSteve Mihaylo’s company, Crexendo, is launching a new product and he wants CSUF students to be an integral part of the launch! Not only that, the best performing students have the chance to win thousands of dollars and even a position working with Mr. Mihaylo! Get your tickets for this special event now!

At this introductory meeting, Mr. Mihaylo and his team will lay the groundwork for this competition. They will give an overview of the product that is being launched, explain how students can compete, and there will be time to join in an intimate conversation with Mr. Mihaylo, one of Cal State Fullerton’s most successful businessmen.

This information session starts at 1pm on Monday, September 26 in the O’Brien Center (third floor, room 3230) in the Mihaylo building. Food and beverages will be served.

So come for lunch, the opportunity to have a conversation with Steve Mihaylo, to learn about how you can win thousands of dollars by competing, and maybe even to start your first career with one of the most respected companies and businessmen in America!

We hope to see you there!

CEO and Business Owners Workshop in Orange County

Tom Northup, one of our most dedicated mentors, has been gracious enough to invite the CEOs and business owners of our community to a wonderful event that will teach them the skills they need to take their businesses to the next level! Info about the event is below and to reserve your ticket please go to: http://ceoworkshops.com/


jim-muehlhausenThis is the perfect time to hone your thinking and learn innovative techniques to take your business to the next level!

Best-selling author, Jim Muehlhausen gives a fast paced workshop based on lessons he has learned from thousands of businesses. He will challenge you to unleash the true power of your business.

This nationally renowned program features bestselling author and business expert Jim Muehlhausen. Jim’s fast paced, dynamic, and interactive workshop is based on the lessons learned from consulting to thousands of businesses throughout the country. Jim is the author of two best-selling books – The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them and Business Models for Dummies.

This is your chance to join other business owners & CEOs to learn how to take your business to the next level and thrive in this dynamic economy. We do expect the workshop to sell out so register now.

You will get at least 2-3 actionable items you can use right away.

There is no sales spiel.

There is nothing to purchase.

You receive a copy of the speakers book The 51 fatal Business Errors and How To Avoid Them.

Here is the invitation.

http://ceoworkshops.com/

Make a commitment for you today. Follow the link and signup. And please pass on to others you think might enjoy it.


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Sign up for the CSUF Startup Newsletter to keep up-to-date on all the events, news, and everything else we do: http://bit.ly/CSUFStartupSignup

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

Building a For-Profit Mission-Driven Culture @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Jeff Scott will be speaking at the CSUF Startup Incubator this Wednesday at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

Jeff Scott will be speaking at the CSUF Startup Incubator this Wednesday at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

A startup’s culture is its destiny. That is why it is incredibly important for entrepreneurs to set the tone at their startups from day one and do things that strengthen that culture. Jeff Scott is an expert at this in his own right with one of his successes being the creation of Software Anywhere, a for-profit company that develops software solutions that also has a sincere focus on philanthropic activities. Through its high school technology internship program that awards full college scholarships to interns that stay on full time at the company, Scott and his company has had a $10,000,000 positive impact for the local community in less than a decade!

Come listen to his story and to learn how you to can develop a strong culture for your business! Get your ticket here.


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.

Jeff Scott’s Bio:

For Jeff Scott, “embracing life” is not just a lofty ideal; it is his way of life. Jeff has been building innovative tech startups in Orange County since 1995. Software Anywhere, Scott’s mission-driven for-profit software company is proving that companies can incorporate extreme philanthropy, while still achieving their for-profit goals. Scott leads the company as the CEO and lead technical architect developing applications on the Salesforce.com platform.

Inspired by the Salesforce Foundation, Scott and his team spend over 33% of their time working on community projects. Software Anywhere has also launched a cutting-edge high school technology internship program that extends to a full college scholarship for students who stay on full-time. December 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of giving and by the end of July his team of 10 full-time employees will have achieved their most significant milestone yet — providing over $10,000,000 of sustainable community impact since the program started in 2007.

While working hard, Jeff’s “embracing life” mantra also drives him to play hard. He is an accomplished musician and sailing fanatic. With his strong commitment to family, Jeff considers his role as devoted husband and father of three the most rewarding of all.


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For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

Titan Fast Pitch Competition Announced!

Below is the CSUF Entrepreneurship weekly newsletter. It is packed with information and events that will help you start and grow your business! To make sure you don’t miss another newsletter please join now.

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.
#CSUFEntrepreneur #CSUFStartup
For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents