CSUF Entrepreneurship Students Making a Difference – CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider


(Left: John Bradley Jackson, SINC’s Faculty Advisor Right: Yumi Liang, SINC’s Co-Founder/President)

Is entrepreneurship all about raising money and launching businesses? As you’ll find out in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider you will see that while those are very important aspects of entrepreneurship they’re not the only thing that entrepreneurship is about.

One of the things about entrepreneurship that too many people do not understand is that being entrepreneurial does not have to be about making money; anyone can be entrepreneurial. A fantastic example of this was the competition that was held late last year at Cal State Fullerton that challenged students from Southern California to find innovative solutions to the homelessness crisis that has stricken far too many people in our community.

Yesterday, we published a synopsis from Cal State Fullerton student Yumi Liang ’18 on her experience from participating in this competition. Yumi is the President of a CSUF student club called Student Innovation Collective (SINC) whose mission fits very nicely with the challenge set forth in the competition described above: Use design thinking to develop solutions for the most challenging societal problems.

Yes, a big and important part of entrepreneurship is about launching businesses (you can find my PowerPoint from the seminar I hosted last week at our CSUF Startup Incubator (Irvine) office by going here), but it’s also about making the world a better place in everything that we do. And I cannot put into words how proud I am of Yumi and all of the other students, judges, hosts, and volunteers who participated in this competition. I am confident that good things will come out of it!

John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,
& CSUF Startup Incubator


Seminars, competitions, and all other kinds of events open to everyone in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community free of charge.

Millennial Marketing with Marketing Executive Patrick McClure: Wednesday, February 21 in Irvine from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Startup Marketing: How to Reach People on a Budget: Wednesday, February 28 in Placentia from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Funding a $1 Billion Idea with Jim Cooper: Wednesday, March 14 in Placentia from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Experts from our community including lawyers, CPAs, marketers, and professors have office hours every week open to everyone in our community. Click on the links below to reserve a 1-ON-1 meeting with them.

Tuesday, February 13 in Irvine from 12:00pm to 2:00pm: Identifying and Protecting your IP: 1-on-1 Office Hours with Justin Sanders

Tuesday, February 13 in Placentia from 3:00pm to 5:00pm: How to Start a Business with Entrepreneurship Professor Jeff Longshaw

Tuesday, February 13 in Irvine from 5:30pm to 8:30pm: Startup Questions Answered by Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Tuesday, February 13 in Placentia from 7:00pm to 9:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table – Group Mentoring Session

Wednesday, February 14 in Placentia from 2:00pm to 3:00pm: Intellectual Property Questions Answered by Patent Attorney Austin Bonderer

Tuesday, February 20 in Irvine from 5:30pm to 7:30pm: 1 on 1 Office Hours with Serial Entrepreneur Barry Lieberman

Thursday, February 22 in Irvine from 5:00pm to 8:00pm: 1 on 1 Office Hours with Startup Biz Dev Executive Jim Cooper

Thursday, March 1 in Irvine from 5:00pm to 8:00pm: Learn Marketing with Branding Expert Curt Cuscino

Tuesday, March 13 in Irvine from 7:00pm to 9:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table – Group Mentoring Session

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