CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches!

Ayisha Fareed and Nick Panhwar, the founders of Team Knit, a CSUF Startup Incubator Resident

Ayisha Fareed and Nick Panhwar, the founders of Team Knit, a CSUF Startup Incubator Resident

In this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider (if you haven’t already subscribed you should!) Director Jackson talks about CSUF Startup Incubator resident TeamKnit’s launch, remembering Steve Forell, a rundown of all the events and office hours we will be hosting in the coming weeks, and links to other posts.

Let me tell you about TeamKnit, a startup that is being launched out of the CSUF Startup Incubator today.

Founded by the husband and wife team of Nick Panwhar and Ayisha Fareed, TeamKnit’s mission is to revolutionize the way that teams collaborate. Their critical insight into team communications that I think separates their offering from all the rest on the market is that they bring together all the components of collaboration into a single, seamless solution. These components are: communication, execution, engagement, and knowledge.

We go into greater detail about their startup in a post we recently published but the key takeaway for me in regards to the success they have been able to achieve so far is that they have a strong team of founders and engineers working on TeamKnit. Nick has a strong background in sales, Ayisha is a fantastic engineer, and they both have experience managing and running companies. Looking at it this way, it’s no surprise that this strong team has created a product that will help build stronger teams.

This exciting news is tempered by the fact that last week a dear friend of mine since high school and a member of our CSUF Entrepreneurship community, Steve Forell, passed away unexpectedly. Steve is survived by his wife, Sheri, and three children: Megan Forell, Randy Forell, and Crystal Tousignant.

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.

Choosing the Optimal Go-To-Market Strategy for your Startup – Wednesday, May 16 in Irvine from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Up my 1st Company – Wednesday, June 6 in Irvine 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.

Office Hours with Immigration Attorney Lahaina Araneta – Tuesday, May 15 in Irvine from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

1 on 1 Office Hours with a Startup Leadership Expert – Tuesday, May 15 in Irvine from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Identifying and Protecting your IP: 1 on 1 Office Hours – Tuesday, May 22 in Irvine from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Business Strategy 1 on 1 Office Hours with Michael Sawitz – Tuesday, May 22 in Irvine from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Intellectual Property Questions Answered by Patent Attorney Austin Bonderer – Wednesday, May 23 in Placentia from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Start your Business Today with Jim Cooper – Thursday, May 24 in Placentia from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

One-on-One Interview Preparation Help with Rick Balzer – Tuesday, June 5 in Placentia from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Learn Marketing with Branding Expert Curt Cuscino – Thursday, June 7 in Irvine from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table – Group Mentoring Session – Tuesday, June 12 in Placentia from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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