Monthly Archives: November 2015

Psychological Impact of being an Entrepreneur @ CSUF Startup Incubator [EVENT]

Maggie So will be giving a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator on Wednesday, December 2 on the impact that being an entrepreneur can have on your emotions RSVP NOW!

Maggie So will be giving a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator on Wednesday, December 2 on the impact that being an entrepreneur can have on your emotions
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Maggie So ’12 is a recent MBA graduate from Cal State Fullerton and an entrepreneur in her own right. As an entrepreneur she knows the psychological toll that it can take on yourself and those around you. Specifically, she will discuss the following topics:

  • Becoming aware of the sources of burnout, especially those unique to a startup environment
  • How burnout affects a founder’s decision making process, relationships with employees, and how it can seep into other areas of your life
  • Ways to prevent burnout and alleviate it through physical, mental, and management techniques

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!

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Titan Fast Pitch Competition

Top university finishers at Titan Fast Pitch Competition with judges and hosts of the competition. Source: http://bizblogs.fullerton.edu/blog/2015/11/14/60-second-pitches-perfected-at-the-titan-fast-pitch-competition/

Top university finishers at Titan Fast Pitch Competition with judges and hosts of the competition.
Source: http://bizblogs.fullerton.edu/blog/2015/11/14/60-second-pitches-perfected-at-the-titan-fast-pitch-competition/

We recently hosted more than 500 middle school students, high school students, university students, Innovation Fair exhibitors, judges, family, and friends at the Titan Fast Pitch competition and it was an amazing event! It was a treat getting to hear all of the ideas from the different competitors and made all of the hard work in planning for this event worth it. A huge THANK YOU! goes out to our sponsors, including: Dan Black, Ken Guchereau, Vas Arora, and many others.

This event was packed with university and high school competitors pitching their innovative ideas to our judges and many entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses and CSUF students displaying their amazing projects at our Innovation Fair. First place at the University level won $1,500, second place won $1,000, and third place won $500; all in scholarships. The high school students won smaller amounts but also received scholarships to a prestigious entrepreneur academy.

From CSUF News, the winners of the competition were:

The three top university winners were:

High school winners:

  • Asha Bhattacharya from Esperanza High School — Mental Fitness Center
  • Joshua Hernandez from Ayala High School — Tuck in Clip
  • Josh Kewalram from Long Beach Polytechnic High School — Fresh Vend

We plan on hosting another Titan Fast Pitch competition next year and for CSUF students we will be hosting the CSUF Business Plan Competition during the Spring 2016 semester, so stay tuned for more info!

Until then, here are some pictures from the event and below that is a link to another story about the Titan Fast Pitch.

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Startup Networking @ CSUF Startup Incubator with CoFoundersLab

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Michael Gleason (Left) talks with CSUF students

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Michael Gleason (Left) talks with CSUF students

This Thursday we are co-hosting an event at the CSUF Startup Incubator with our Entrepreneur Roundtable group and CoFoundersLab. Many entrepreneurs will be there and this is a great opportunity to network if you are looking for new people to add to your founding team.

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How to start a Business course for non-Business Majors at Cal State Fullerton

We love teaching entrepreneurship students the finer points of how to start a business, lean startups, MVPs, and the like so it is great that we also have a class to teach non-business majors the finer points of entrepreneurship now. Titled Business Administration 410: Starting and Managing a Small Business/Private Practice, this class is designed to educate students on the startup process and students in this class get the chance to work on developing a real business. That’s awesome!

Here are what some of the students who have already taken this class had to say about their experience:

Those are fantastic testimonials and if you are interested in someday starting your own business but have been afraid to do so because you don’t have the proper business education you should ask your course adviser how you can fit this into your schedule next semester! We obviously want to help everyone achieve their entrepreneurial dreams but, unfortunately, there are only so many seats available in this class so act now before it’s too late!

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