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CSUF Home Stretch for 2017

CSUF Startup Incubator Irvine Open House (11)

2017 is almost over but there is still a lot of work to be done! Check out this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider and let us know what you have left to accomplish this year.

With December starting later this week there is not much time left in 2017. I hope that your year has been as productive and enjoyable as the year CSUF Entrepreneurship has had so far. And we have more things to accomplish before we turn the calendar over to 2018!

One of our recent milestones was launching our second CSUF Startup Incubator office on the CSUF Irvine campus. More than 200 people showed up to take a look at the new space and to network with other members of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. Earlier this morning, we posted some of the pictures that we took at the event and if you were one of the people who attended (or are just interested in getting involved at our Irvine office) please connect with me so that we can explore options. We are always looking for guest speakers, coaches, and entrepreneurs who are eager to start their businesses.

While we do not have any events scheduled in Irvine for the rest of 2017 we will be hosting office hours there and at our Placentia office. If you are working on an idea for an innovative startup make sure to check out these office hours because they are a great way to get some valuable feedback from startup experts in a one-on-one setting. And if you are actively starting a business and would like the expert assistance of the CSUF Startup Incubator and its coaches please get in touch with me and we can discuss how we can help you go from concept to launch.

What do you have left to accomplish in 2017? I’d like to hear about it.

Sincerely,

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

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CSUF Startup Incubator Irvine Open House Tomorrow Evening

Business PresentationThe great day is almost here! I am excited to see the CSUF Entrepreneurship community out in force tomorrow evening to celebrate the launch of the second office for the CSUF Startup Incubator, this one in Irvine. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to register for this event now (mainly so we can create a name tag for you but also so we can have a rough estimate of how many people will be showing up).

We will all be there networking, checking out the new CSUF Startup Incubator location, talking with some of our current and previous residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator to see how we are helping them go from concept to launch, and there will be some light snacks available as well.

This event is free (you will have to pay for parking if you park on campus, more info regarding that below) and we hope to see you there!

Registration

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csuf-startup-incubator-irvine-open-house-tickets-39136774145?aff=blog

Location and Time

CSUF Irvine Campus – room 123 and patio in between buildings

3 Banting

Irvine, CA 92618

5pm to 8pm

Parking

Parking is available on the Irvine campus for a fee. For more information about parking on campus, please go here: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvinecampus/about/campusmap.php

Additionally, from 5pm to 8pm we will have a limited number of free spaces available in the Canon parking lot to the West of the CSUF Irvine buildings (parking lot address is 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine; you are allowed to park in all but the three southernmost aisles). These spaces are strictly first come, first served and we will have volunteers stationed there to help people know where to park.

Below is a jpeg showing the parking options and if you click here you can see a larger PDF version.

CSUF Startup Incubator Open House Parking Directions Questions?

If you have any questions about this event or anything else that the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting, or CSUF Startup Incubator does please send us an email at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and we will be happy to help you out!


#CSUF

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Incubator

For more details on how CSUF Consulting can help businesses thrive:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Consulting

Attend one of our events for entrepreneurs or sign up for a free mentoring session:
http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship video series:
http://bit.ly/csufknowledge

CSUF Startup Incubator Open House

This is the weekly CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider. Make sure to sign up to be an Insider so that you don’t miss any updates.

This Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the CSUF Irvine campus we will be hosting an Open House for the second CSUF Startup Incubator office. We hope to see you there and, if you haven’t done so already, please register by clicking on this link.
Sincerely,
John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,& CSUF Startup Incubator
 

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Tech Demo at CSUF Becker Ampitheater Next Tuesday

Looking for the newest developments in technology? It’s already here! USB-C is the latest and greatest in all things connectivity. Haven’t heard of it? You will soon; 93% of laptops and half of all smartphones will include UBC-C by 2020.

CSUF Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) would like to extend an invitation to your organization for a Tech Demo on Titan Walk next week! We have invited IOGEAR, a leader in USB-C technology, on campus to educate students on this advancement in electronics.

Visit us at the CSUF Becker Ampitheater on Tuesday, November 14 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and enter into an IOGEAR® giveaway bundle exclusively for CSUF students! By just stopping by and entering your email, you have a chance to win this IOGEAR® bundle worth approx. $149!

Some facts on USB-C:

  • Simultaneously transmits data, power and video.

  • Faster data transfer and charging capabilities

  • Supports cross-platform use, meaning it connects to any laptop, tablet and mobile device.

  • It’s eversible, meaning you can plug it in upside down

Want to learn more? Stop by our booth and speak with our experts!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ariannaeford@gmail.com or at (949) 444-1984

Let’s Grow the CSUF Entrepreneurship Community!

The CSUF Entrepreneurship community in action at the Titan Fast Pitch

The CSUF Entrepreneurship community in action at the Titan Fast Pitch

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider is the best way to be in the know about all the things that are happening in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community, like our Open House for our second CSUF Startup Incubator location on the CSUF Irvine campus on November 15 (we hope to see you there!).

Why is the CSUF Entrepreneurship community so important? Entrepreneurship does not happen in a vacuum. In order to innovate and create new things that will enrich society you have to draw on all sorts of resources from your community. Entrepreneurs need mentors, experts in a wide range of disciplines, and access to capital among other things. And it is from a community that these resources are derived. And the CSUF Entrepreneurship community has all of these resources in abundance! If you haven’t already, make sure to register for the Open House on November 15 to find out how you can become more active in this growing community of entrepreneurs!

Entrepreneurship needs many things to thrive: people with the right skill sets, access to markets and capital, innovative ideas, mentoring from people who have been there before, and individuals who are hungry to make things happen.
All of those things benefit from a strong, collaborative community and I see this in action all the time with the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. We have hundreds of experts who selflessly give of their time to the next generation of entrepreneurs in the classroom and at the CSUF Startup Incubator. Our students are always working on creating the next big thing as evidenced by the recent Titan Fast Pitch. And on and on it goes.
Communities are powerful things and that is why I hope you can join us at our Open House at the CSUF Irvine campus on November 15 to celebrate the opening of our second CSUF Startup Incubator office there. This is a great event for people who are already active in our community and it’s doubly great for people who are looking to get more involved because events like this are a fantastic way to meet other entrepreneurs and people who want to be involved in a startup (i.e. investors, engineers, experts of all kinds) and maybe even start something that can change the world.
We hope to see you there and thank you for contributing to the success of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community!
Sincerely,
John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting,& CSUF Startup Incubator
 

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Titan Fast Pitch 2017 Highlights [Video]

The Titan Fast Pitch was built to challenge university, high school, and middle school students with condensing their pitch for their creative business concept down to 60 seconds. Why only one minute? A minute is usually the amount of time when first meeting someone to capture their interest enough to get them to ask for more information. If you can’t explain the value of your idea in a minute, people will move on.

And this is important when you are meeting with people who can make or break your business. Investors, potential co-founders, partners, and customers are busy and they are meeting people constantly. In order to break through the noise and get people to champion your idea you have to have a great pitch. And that’s exactly what the Titan Fast Pitch challenges students to do.

Those students with the best pitches won scholarships and all students competing got the opportunity to improve their pitch-making and delivery skills and made connections that may end up helping them for a lifetime!

Here are some highlights from the competition and some quick pitches from the student competitors as well. We hope that you enjoy!

Video Produced and Edited by: Charles Simon http://saysimonhomes.com/


#CSUF

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Incubator

For more details on how CSUF Consulting can help businesses thrive:
http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Consulting

Attend one of our events for entrepreneurs or sign up for a free mentoring session:
http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship video series:
http://bit.ly/csufknowledge

WordCamp Riverside 2017

Wordcamp RiversideThe WordPress Ecosystem of Southern California is one that flourishes and abounds with meetup groups, gatherings & WordCamps. From Los Angeles to San Diego to Orange County, there really isn’t any need for another WordCamp or is there?

The void in the Southern California WordPress ecosystem is that there has never been a WordCamp in the Inland Empire. The page on that story officially turns November 4 & 5 as with WordCamp Riverside 2017!

Our Inland Empire WordPress Meetup group has been meeting since 2012 and now in 2017 we have our first official WordCamp. WordCamp Riverside 2017 is the Inland Empire’s WordCamp!

WordCamp Riverside 2017 Details

 

  • Venue: SolarMax Riverside
  • Time: 8am – 5pm Both Days
  • Date: Nov 4 – 5, 2017

Come Be Our Guest!

Grab your tickets today because this is the official invitation to you and anyone you know in the Southern California area: come on out to WordCamp Riverside 2017 and celebrate “Building our local WordPress Community” with us.

See You Soon