Monthly Archives: February 2016

Orange County’s Largest Mixer Business Expo 2016

Orange County's Largest Mixer

If you will be in the Costa Mesa area on March 16 from 5pm to 9pm then you should consider stopping by the Orange County’s Largest Mixer Business Expo 2016. It promises to be a great place to meet many different business people and entrepreneurs just like yourself. We have been able to get a discount for everyone in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community to this event. You should be able to just click this LINK and have the discount already put in (It’s a $5 discount so the ticket ends up costing $15) but, if not, type in “Titan” into the promo code area at the bottom of the page and you will get the discount.

Join Orange County area chambers and business organizations plus hundreds of exhibitors for the ultimate business networking event! Mix and mingle with business people representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around Southern California.

Orange County’s Largest Mixer® is a great opportunity to reach small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different chambers of commerce and business organizations can make your business grow.

 

Irvine Eyed for CSUF Startup Incubator Expansion

CSUF Startup Incubator Sharks are coming to Irvine!

CSUF Startup Incubator Sharks are coming to Irvine!

If you get the Orange County Business Journal [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED] you might have seen an article about the planned expansion of the CSUF Startup Incubator into Irvine and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the prospect. Right now, we are thinking that the Irvine expansion will open its doors in September (of this year) but that is not set in stone. The expansion is part of Cal State Fullerton’s overall expansion in Irvine and it’s located in the building next door to the current building being used on Banting.

About a month ago,  the CSUF Startup Incubator Expansion Committee toured the facilities and discussed expansion strategies. The location is very nice but there is still some work to be done. Speaking of work, we are still in the process of determining the expansion strategy into Irvine.

Irvine does have a more mature startup scene than does the CSUF area and our Placentia-based Incubator. This means that there are more startups starting, more entrepreneurs, and more opportunities for technology-based concepts in Irvine. In the article, Director Jackson intimated that our strategy might tend towards startups that have progressed more than the early-stage startups that we currently work with. But, we’re not sure yet which direction we’re going to take.

Whatever the case may be, we’re going to bring the same passion that we have for assisting startups to any new locations that we open, including the Irvine location. We are excited about this opportunity and we look forward to seeing what we can do for CSUF students, alumni, and the surrounding community.


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8 Hour Business Challenge

Young entrepreneurs working on the next big thing. Ready to join them?

Young entrepreneurs working on the next big thing. Ready to join them?

One of our Entrepreneurship clubs on campus is hosting a startup competition called the 8 Hour Business Challenge and we hope you can make it!

8 Hour Business Challenge

Sunday, Mar 6, 2016, 5:00 PM

California State University, Fullerton, TSU Pavilion C
800 N State College Fullerton, CA

14 Entrepreneurs Went

Students all over Southern California will work tirelessly for 8 hours to develop their business concept and pitch it to our panel of professional investors for thousands of dollars in prizes.If you are interested in seeing what these students are building and connect with student entrepreneurs and other local entrepreneurs associated with Cal Sta…

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What every Startup needs to know about Bookkeeping @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Karla Amador

Karla Amador

Karla Amador is the CEO of Thrive Financial and Bookkeeping Services and is a sponsor of a scholarship for CSUF Entrepreneurship. At this talk Karla will discuss the different aspects of keeping books for a startup with a special focus on QuickBooks.

We hope to see you at the CSUF Startup Incubator!!!

More about Karla:

Thrive is a cloud bookkeeping and financial services firm that specializes in QuickBooks and works with businesses that outsource their financial needs.

They maintain clients’ books, including managing a company’s cash flow, A/P, A/R, billing, collections, reconciliations, financial reporting, sales tax management/filing, and more.

Their client industries include, real estate, special event, construction, consulting firms, venues and asset management companies.

Karla sets up, manages and trains on Quickbooks, collections, forecasting, budgets, A/P, A/R, payroll, record-keeping and billing. Her expertise also includes reconciliations, chart of accounts, cost accounting, journal entries, sales tax and maintenance.

A percentage of all sales go to a scholarship fund to help a deserving individual pay for college costs.

We believe in helping our clients and community Thrive! A percentage of all sales go to a scholarship fund to help a deserving individual pay for college costs.

What every Startup needs to know about Bookkeeping @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016, 6:00 PM

CSUF Startup Incubator
120 South Bradford Avenue Placentia, CA

2 Entrepreneurs Attending

Karla Amador is the CEO of Thrive Financial and Bookkeeping Services and is a sponsor of a scholarship for CSUF Entrepreneurship. At this talk Karla will discuss the different aspects of keeping books for a startup with a special focus on QuickBooks.We hope to see you at the CSUF Startup Incubator!!!More about Karla:Thrive is a cloud bookkeeping…

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2016 CSUF Business Plan Competition

CSUF Business Plan CompetitionWe are looking for all CSUF Student-Entrepreneurs on campus to enter this competition! Every student with a business idea, no matter what your major or what College you are in, should enter this competition. There is no better way to test out your idea with an impartial group of business experts, professionals, and other student-entrepreneurs like yourself.

If you are interested in entering you need to go to http://bit.ly/CSUFBPC2016 and fill out the questionnaire there to the best of your abilities by March 6, 2016. We’re not necessarily looking for the person or team with the most polished idea but we are looking for innovative, scalable ideas that are plausibly  doable. (FULL FAQ)

You can enter this competition if you are:

  • A current CSUF student of any major in any CSUF college
  • individuals or teams are welcomed (although, teams generally do better)
  • Ideas that can be grown (are scalable) into larger companies are preferred but not necessarily going to win.

Please send us any comments or questions to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and we will get back to you very quickly. Additionally, if you’d like to talk to a mentor we will definitely put you in touch with one of ours. We are here to help you in this competition and we’re also here to help afterwards as well; this is what we do.

We hope that you enter this competition and if you’d like to sign up to get information about this competition please do so here: http://bit.ly/1QuCH8c

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Cal State Fullerton Mentoring Program

CSUF Entrepreneurship Consulting

Angeli Menta (second from left) mentored this team of awesome CSUF Entrepreneurship students who ended up winning a national competition for excellence in consulting.

Mentors are a pivotal component of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program. We have dozens of student teams every semester working on consulting projects for local businesses and on developing their own startups. It’s an amazing process that helps bring real life situations into the classroom for our students and the mentors serve as an invaluable bridge between the academic and the practical.

We are looking for a few more businesspeople to serve as mentors in our program to help our students develop the skill sets necessary to compete in the real world. You don’t need to have decades worth of experience or have started multiple paradigm changing companies. That would be cool but we’ve found that the ideal mentors are people who care about helping the students grow as people and as professionals.

For each of our classes we ask mentors to attend approximately ten times throughout the semester for about an hour each time. For mentors in classes with consulting projects, which is most of them and is noted below, there will probably be a couple onsite visits with the client as well. Overall, mentoring in our program requires a couple hours a week on average over the course of about thirteen weeks.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in our program please send us a message at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu. I can answer any of your questions and get you in touch with the professors. And if you have any recommendations on people who would make a good mentor please let them know about us.

Below you will find the list of classes for which we still need mentors. All of them have student teams doing consulting projects for local businesses except for the first one listed, Business Administration 410, where teams are developing  business plans for their concepts.

Business Administration 410 – Starting and Managing a Professional Practice/Small Business
Professor: Jeff Longshaw
Time: Wednesday 4:00pm to 6:45pm

Management 461 – Entrepreneurial Management (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Marketing 462 – Marketing for Entrepreneurs (Consulting)
Professor: Scott Sorrell
Time: Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Accounting 463 – Financial Controls for Entrepreneurs (first section) (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Monday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Accounting 463 – Financial Controls for Entrepreneurs (second section) (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Management 464 – Entrepreneurial Leadership (first section) (Consulting)
Professor: Jack Mixner
Time: Monday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Management 464 – Entrepreneurial Leadership (second section) (Consulting)
Professor: Atul Teckchandani
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm to 3:45pm

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