Entrepreneur Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Dave KinnearDave Kinnear is back for more office hours on Thursday, August 4! If you haven’t visited him to discuss your ideas you are missing out. He has a great deal of experience and a lot of connections that can help you in many different fields.


Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great piece of technology and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market? You’re in luck because a select group of CSUF Startup Incubator Mentors make themselves available for a couple hours a week to answer questions.

(One note of caution: Help provided during office hours is limited to the time available during office hours and to get the best results out of this time we strongly recommend that you have a more permanent mentor, like the ones that are attached to our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator.)

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors and he will be available during the times available (check the tickets for availability!). 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 provides one-to-one mentoring for these highly successful executives as well as facilitating monthly advisory board meetings. In addition, individual executives who are presently running successful businesses and executives in transition work with Dave to ensure meeting corporate and personal career goals.

Dave has more than 3 decades of leadership experience at some of the world’s largest semiconductor corporations including Toshiba America Electronic Components, Advanced Microdevices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and United Technologies. His career has spanned Electronic Design, Application Engineering, Procurement Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Business Systems Implementation and Analysis, and Operations. In addition to his work with Vistage, Dave is the founder and CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc., a change management consulting and executive coaching firm for leaders in small and mid-sized enterprises.

We hope to see you there!


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What Startups Need to Know about Social @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Jessica Joy RevelesOn August 3 at the CSUF Startup Incubator, Jessica Joy Reveles knows social media and how harnessing its power can help drive your brand and sales. Most Americans see the news first, get recommendations on products, and communicate with each other through one of the many different social media platforms that are out there.

Has your business taken advantage of this communications revolution? How can your startup leverage this medium to jumpstart your path to success?

Jessica will reveal her strategies for social media success at this talk and help you learn the keys to successfully elevate your company’s social status above the fray!

More about Jessica:

Seasoned Editor and Writer with nearly 15 years of integrated marketing including social media, sales, advertising, management, instructional design and teaching experience across Health & Wellness, Fashion & Beauty and Lifestyle. Solution oriented and meticulous, I bring a solid foundation in digital communications and publishing with an emphasis on research and journalism, strategy, branding, blogging, analytics and more.


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CSUF Consulting Gets Results!

One of my favorite success stories from our consulting program is HCP National.

The owner of HCP National is William Dyer, a CSUF alumni who understands the power of our consulting program. This insight has led him to engaging in multiple consulting projects with our program over the years with great results.

For one of these projects he challenged our student consulting team to develop a customer retention strategy. The students got to work immediately researching similar strategies in this industry (medical malpractice insurance) and applied many of the lessons that they had learned in the classroom. By the end of the project the team had developed a gold standard strategy that William and his team quickly implemented.

One of the areas that our team worked on for the next project was the development of an integrated online marketing strategy that reaches doctors. Through the utilization of lessons learned in the classroom and with the guidance of their experienced mentor and my advice they were able to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy that HCP National implemented to more effectively reach their target market.

Success stories like these are not hard to come by in our program. When you mix together bright students, a cutting edge entrepreneurial curriculum, and dedicated mentors from the private sector there are no limits to what our program can accomplish for businesses.

We are now less than a month away from the start of the fall semester and if your company or a company that you know of could benefit from engaging in a project with us please get in touch with Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina. She is an active entrepreneur who has an amazing ability to distill and orient client’s needs in our program so that they are poised for success from the outset. Please give her a call at (657) 278-8243 to find out more information.

“We found the students to be energetic, insightful and knowledgeable beyond their years…we value the experience with them.”

– Craig Smith, CEO, Interfresh, Inc.


If you are interested in becoming a client of our consulting program please contact Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 to find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Dave KinnearDave Kinnear has been a mentor in our program for a long time now; he loves talking about entrepreneurship and business. And he has realized a great deal of success as well! Click here to reserve some time to talk business with Dave on Wednesday, July 28 and you won’t regret it!


Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great piece of technology and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market? You’re in luck because a select group of CSUF Startup Incubator Mentors make themselves available for a couple hours a week to answer questions.

(One note of caution: Help provided during office hours is limited to the time available during office hours and to get the best results out of this time we strongly recommend that you have a more permanent mentor, like the ones that are attached to our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator.)

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors and he will be available during the times available (check the tickets for availability!). 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 provides one-to-one mentoring for these highly successful executives as well as facilitating monthly advisory board meetings. In addition, individual executives who are presently running successful businesses and executives in transition work with Dave to ensure meeting corporate and personal career goals.

Dave has more than 3 decades of leadership experience at some of the world’s largest semiconductor corporations including Toshiba America Electronic Components, Advanced Microdevices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and United Technologies. His career has spanned Electronic Design, Application Engineering, Procurement Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Business Systems Implementation and Analysis, and Operations. In addition to his work with Vistage, Dave is the founder and CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc., a change management consulting and executive coaching firm for leaders in small and mid-sized enterprises.

We hope to see you there!


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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

Startup Business Development Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Jim CooperThis Friday we welcome Jim Cooper in for office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator. Click here to reserve some time with him on Friday, July 22 to talk about your business, your ideas, or to just talk about whatever. Jim is a cool guy and great things seem to happen when people connect with him!


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 an 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.

To make an appointment, please click the registration button above and pick the half hour timeslot that works the best for you.

(One note of caution: Help provided during office hours is limited to the time available during office hours and to get the best results out of this time we strongly recommend that you have a more permanent mentor, like the ones that are attached to our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator.)

Jim Cooper is the founder of Conscientia Research. As the founder of Conscientia Research, his main mission can be described by the following:

“Our goals are to make your business successful and competitive by employing research to understand markets, manage risk through intelligence analysis, and provide you with recommendations for decision making, so you don’t have to rely on assumptions about how your market works.”

Mr. Cooper is a mentor to some of our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator. He is also mentor and pitching coach at PortTech Los Angeles, advisor at Lab Launch Inc., mentor and Lean Startup Panelist for the NSF’s i-Corps CSUPerb STEM program for the CSU system, he mentors and coaches energy and transport related startups at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, an Entrepreneur in Residence at PortTech Los Angeles, and a Business Development Advisor at Lab Launch Inc.


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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

CSUF Entrepreneur Office Hours are Open!

Another week has flown by and we have been hard at work on the strategic plan for the CSUF Startup Incubator. As some of you may know, we will be adding a second location for the CSUF Startup Incubator at the CSUF Irvine campus. This is an exciting time for all of us and we have some great plans in store for that location once it opens. I promise that once we have finalized our plans I will give you a more detailed outlook for the new location.

In the meantime, we already have a lot of activity going on at the Placentia location. As I mentioned last week, we have lawyer David Van Sambeek coming in tomorrow for office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator’s Placentia location (Schedule an appointment with him!). David is an extremely bright fellow and has already had the opportunity to give advice to some of the entrepreneurs in our community during his previous two office hours.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of office hours with professionals like David; so if you have any questions about your business (maybe you need some clarification on IP you are developing or want help with a founder’s agreement) then you absolutely should come to these office hours. They are completely free but there are a limited number of spots available, so make sure to reserve your appointment now!

Also, we have begun publishing some of the videos from our CSUF Startup Incubator talks on our YouTube channel. We have a couple up now with plans on publishing more in the future. Expanding our online educational presence has been a strategic goal of ours for years now and we view these videos as a natural move to make.

If you have any ideas for Incubator speakers, office hours, or anything else please get in touch with us. We’re always on the lookout for great ideas and your ideas only makes things better!

David Van Sambeek is an attorney for Wellman & Warren, LLP and he has graciously agreed to hold office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator regularly for our Residents, students, and everyone else in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. If you are interested in asking David some questions about the law (see his areas of expertise below) please make sure to click the register button above and pick a time that works for you. (If there are no times available we probably have other times available on another day.)

David has represented 100s of companies as outside retained counsel. He currently represents clients headquartered in America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, the EU, and Ukraine.  Historical representation of clients has included organization, launch, financing, securities matters, franchising, day-to-day operations, contract drafting, TM and Trade Secret protection, employment matters, joint ventures, mergers/acquisitions, and regulatory issues unique to each industry. He has launched companies/subsidiaries in foreign countries including Mexico, Canada, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Ukraine, Russia, Philippines and various EU nations.
“The team provided a meaningful and well outlined proposal to energize and improve the marketing and business development segment of my enterprise.”Christopher Schran, Reliance Equipment Distributor Co.

If you are interested in becoming a client of our consulting program please contact Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 to find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs.

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Office Hours with Director Jackson @ CSUF Starutp Incubator on July 20

Mihaylo statue (L) with John Bradley Jackson (R)

Mihaylo statue (L) with John Bradley Jackson (R)

JJ has had careers in Silicon Valley and Wall Street, as a professor and an author. He is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the CSUF Startup Incubator so it is safe to say that he knows a thing or two about business. On Wednesday, July 20 from 2pm to 5pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Placentia (120 S Bradford Ave) he has open office hours for everyone. We hope to see you there!


John Bradley Jackson is the Director for the CSUF Startup Incubator, Director for the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and marketing professor, author of multiple books, an entrepreneur in his own right and he will have office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator.

This is a great time to stop by and talk about anything with Director Jackson. Maybe you want to talk about how you can launch your business or if your new SaaS solution makes sense. Maybe you have some questions to ask about class or just want to talk about current events.

Office hours with Director Jackson are up to you! Make sure to stop by, grab a coffee, and pick JJ’s brain a little.

Grab a ticket and stop on by!

We hope to see you there!

More about John Bradley Jackson:

Entrepreneur, Professor, and Author

Founder of The BirdDog Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping small to medium sized firms with marketing, sales, and strategy.

Director of CSUF Startup Incubator. The CSUF Startup Incubator helps startups validate business models.

Director for CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as an outreach center for Mihaylo Entrepreneurship.

Professor at CSUF. I teach Social Media, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Commercializing Technology, New Venture Creation and Launch. I emphasize Lean Start Up and Bootstrapping.

Author of a new book called “Socially Close: Social Media Marketing for Small Business” available on Amazon.com and at www.johnbradleyjackson.com

Author of a new book called “Déjà New Marketing: Increase Sales with Social Media, Search Marketing, E-mail Marketing, Blogs, and More” available at www.dejanewmarketing.com

Author of a book called “First, Best, or Different: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Niche Marketing” available at www.firstbestordifferent.com

Public speaker with topics focused on social media entrepreneurial marketing, new venture creation, and negotiation

Board and Community Experience:

O2free, Advisory Board Member, 2015 to present
Global Vision Holdings, Inc, Board Member, 2012 to present
Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Advisory Board Member, 2012 to present
BrandMixer, Advisory Board Member, 2011 to 2015
Southern California Junior Achievement, Board Member, 1998 to 2005
Los Angeles Triathlon, Board Member, 2002 to 2004
Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, Board Member, 1999 to 2000
Los Angeles Sports Council, Board Member, 1996 to 2002
Los Angeles Venture Association, Member of Capital Conference Committee, 1996 to 2000
Orange County Venture Network, Member of Conference Committee, 1997 to 2000
United Way Agency Board of Director, 1987 to 1992


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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


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When
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT) Add to Calendar
Where
CSUF Startup Incubator – 120 S Bradford Ave Back of Building, Placentia, CA 92870 – View Map