Monthly Archives: September 2015

CSUF Startup Incubator Investment Panels – Q3 2015

Resident Casey Farmen at CSUF Startup Incubator

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Casey Farmen pitching his startup, Rescuewares, at our recent Investor Panel

Every quarter, we provide our Residents (startups launching in the CSUF Startup Incubator) the opportunity to present to a panel of judges made up of our mentors, staff, other Residents, and guests from various industries including investors. We call these panels our CSUF Startup Incubator Investment Panels and the raison d’être for these panels is to get our Residents as much feedback as possible from a group representing many different perspectives. We hosted our most recent one of these panels earlier this month at the CSUF Startup Incubator location in Placentia and you can see some of the pictures from that event below.

What I really liked about the proceedings that day was hearing all of the ideas from our Residents. I have known each of them since they joined the Incubator, if not earlier, and attending these panels helps me to see how much these startups have evolved. Many of them have made dramatic pivots in their business models while others have simply fine tuned their approaches.

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Diversity in Business Panel Discussion

Diversity in Business Panel at CSUF Entrepreneurship

The Small Business & Diversity event panel, from left to right, Christian Valencia of HIIT Bottle, Dalip Jaggi of Eva Smart Shower, Summer Sepulveda of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) and Mihaylo Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson. Source:

Earlier this summer we co-hosted a panel with Critical Mass Radio Show that discussed diversity in business. It was an energetic event that covered a wide range of topics all dealing with the promise of diversity. Continue reading

Practicing Professionalism [EVENT]

Practicing Professionalism FlyerInfo from the event page:

APAC is hosting the mixer to start your year off right Thursday in the TSU Pavilions ABC! The day begins with a Practicing Professionalism panel from 4-6:30, which will greatly assist any young Titans looking to enter a professional field. Following the panel will be our back to school mixer, from 7-11, so don’t miss that!!! In addition a special guest will be announced soon.

Any questions, feel free to contact Willie, Andy, Sola, or Demetrius for further details.
Let’s start this year off right! Hope to see you all out there!

pre-sale tickets are available at the tsu desk
Admission for mixer $7
CSUF students must provide ID
CSUF students can bring one guest
Must be 18 and over if guest

CSUF Startup Mixer [PICTURES]

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Soheil Divani (Left) explains what his startup, O2Free, is all about to CSUF President Scholar Rachel Herzog (right)

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Soheil Divani (left) explains what his startup, O2Free, is all about to CSUF President’s Scholar Rachel Herzog (right)

Bringing people together can be an extremely positive thing and that was definitely the case for the CSUF Startup Incubator Mixer we had this previous Saturday. Almost all of our Residents were in attendance and they had the chance to network with mentors, students, other entrepreneurs, and other people from our community. It was an exciting event and we think it had a lot of value to it as well.

We plan on holding these events multiple times every year so that we can bring together as many people as possible. To keep up to date on what events the CSUF Startup Incubator and Center for Entrepreneurship are hosting please sign up for our Newsletter.

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Pivots with Jim Cooper @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Jim Cooper talking about Pivots at the CSUF Startup Incubator

Jim Cooper talking about Pivots at the CSUF Startup Incubator

Earlier this month, the CSUF Startup Incubator was proud to welcome Jim Cooper to the CSUF Startup Incubator to talk about Pivots. What is a pivot? When should you make a pivot? How do you pivot? So on and so forth.

Jim gave a very informative talk and here are some of the notes that I was able to take: Continue reading

Job Opportunity @ HIPPO Corporation

#CSUFEntrepreneur-JobsOne of our alums, Christopher Aaron, is looking for a student that is desirous of a part time job. The details are as follows:

Company: HIPPO Displays

Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Time/Days: We would need them Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 12:00pm (noon) (some flexibility may be accommodated)

Experience: No prior experience is needed as training will be made available

This opportunity looks like a good way for an eager student to bolster their resumes. Knowing how to do bookkeeping activities is an important part to any business and the person who gets this job will definitely get those skills.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Chris at either (714) 822-9991 or

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If you have any other job opportunities you would like to share with us please let me know by emailing me at and include as much information about the job as possible. Thanks.



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CSUF Startup Incubator Mixer

This Saturday we are hosting a mixer for CSUF students, alumni, community members, and Residents from the CSUF Startup Incubator. We are hoping that this event will catalyze entrepreneurial efforts and that maybe some of our Residents, who are diligently working on their startups, can add some talent to their teams. Continue reading