Monthly Archives: August 2010

CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad Interviewed on OC Talk Radio

Anais Tangie, founder of “Special Eats OC”, was recently interviewed by Rick Franzi of OC talk radio show “Critical Mass.” Anais Tangie is a 2010 Entrepreneurship CSUF graduate.

Anais discussed the challenges she is facing during the start-up of her new business focusing on “nutritious-delicious” food that heals and nourishes your body.

Special Eats OC makes nutritious-delicious meals for your home or your catered event. They provide multiple menu options for you to choose from, enabling you to choose your perfect meal. Our freshly prepared meals are either cooked on-site or delivered, and can be eaten fresh, or frozen for future use. They also meet the special dietary needs of the autistic community and anyone who wants or needs to eat gluten or casein free.

Click here for the radio show interview

Click her for the Facebook page

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

The PerfectBusiness Summit 2010

Here is a great event for entrepreneurial business students – The PerfectBusiness Summit 2010 for Entrepreneurs and Investors. It is set to be the largest ever, nationwide entrepreneurship conference. The Summit takes place in Vegas October 7th and 8th.

It will have an amazing group of speakers, including Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Gavin Maloof, owner of The Palms and the Sacramento Kings, John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell, and many more.

Click here for more details.

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship Venture Gets $450,000

David Soria and Billy Becerra, recent graduates of the class of 2010, met in New Venture Creation class. Working with Professor John Bradley Jackson, David and Billy built a business plan for “Metal Institute”. Much like a “school of rock”, Metal Institute had a goal of providing a opportunity for aspiring (as well as working) musicians the opportunity to learn and play hard rock in real life bands. Metal Institute was eventually renamed as “Metal-Society” in Professor Evans’ New Venture Launch class.

We are proud to announce that Metal-Society received funding commitments from investors of almost $450,000.00 and is looking to open in the fall of 2011.

Upon graduation, David and Billy realized two basic reasons why Metal-Society was able to become successful through the class. Aside from the great advisement from Professor Jackson, Professor Evans and the mentors/volunteers that helped them with their projects, their equal passion in music and the required weekly class meetings allowed them to stay focused on the project.

David living in Lake Forest and Billy in Glendora often found that outside of class, the ability to meet on a weekly basis was difficult and often impractical. That was until they decided “well if we’re promoting kids to create bands, shouldn’t we have one of our own?” This was the perfect excuse, if you will, to meet on a regular basis.

David, a guitarist of 13 years, picked up the bass guitar and Billy, with years of experience on drums, formed up with guitarists Sean Hall and Greg Tannourji to create “ROTUS”. Rotus has been hitting the stage at full speed opening for acts such as Great White, having special guest play on stage with them such as Michael Anthony from Van Halen, as well as gaining a headline spot at the brand new University of Southern California music venue “Tommy’s Place”.

Rotus has been reviewed on blabbermouth.net (the CNN of music), various other web sites and has an interview write up in the upcoming MUEN Magazine. Rotus is teaming up with promoters and may get an opportunity to play at this year’s Coachella and gain an opening spot for Chickenfoot at the Greek and possibly even the world tour.

For more information on the band, please visit www.myspace.com/rotusband or follow them on facebook. For ticket/booking information e-mail rotus@metal-society.com

Also, keep checking www.Metal-Society.com as the members of Rotus use the knowledge they gained from Cal State Fullerton’s Entrepreneurship program and their new insights into the band world to open their new musical headquarters.

David Soria and Billy Becerra
CSUF 2010 Entrepreneurship Graduates

CSUF Social Media Event

Attached is a photo from the August 4th Social Event. 250 business execs gathered to share insights about how to monetize social media. While none of us are experts, we all understand the power of the social tools.

The panel consisted of Mark Manguera of Kogi BBQ, Sinan Kanatsiz of KCOMM, Ryan Dudley of The Cellar, and Joe Burke of Swire. The event was buzzing with enthusiasm.

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship