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Come Fly With Us – CSUF Entrepreneurship Community Networking Event

Come Fly With UsThis Thursday at 6pm one of the student-run organizations that we work with, Classic Gentlemen, will be hosting a networking event that connects current student-entrepreneurs with high powered members of the community. These are great events and we hope that you can make it.

To register for the event, visit the Come Fly With Us Facebook event page. Details are as follows:

Come Fly with Us is back for it’s 2nd edition with the OCHCC. Take flight with us over the city of Fullerton, collaborate with OC/LA’s top executives, & experience the Classic Gentleman or Timeless Woman culture. Since our existence in 2015, Classic Gentleman has hosted over 10 mixers & unlocked the hidden venues of the OC.

This year we expect to take things to another level by providing top tier entertainment, services, & talent to both local/international communities. Come Fly with Us is an inclusive experience to understand what it’s like to have a day in the life of an executive or industry influencer. What one can do with the mind is limitless. By combining your thought process with other like-minded individuals this will only become a catalyst for creating that future you have always envisioned. Classic Gentleman is a vessel & lifestyle for those who miss the days of chivalry and respect based off of a handshake. Those days have come & gone, but our ladies/gents strive to bring back those sort of business ethics in our society.

Let’s bridge the gap between industries & seek out collaboration together to build a better future for the generations of tomorrow. Swing by Hangar 21 at 6 PM on Thursday, April 27th for a after-work cocktail or a VIP experience with a helicopter flight. As always, “Stay Classic Think Modern.”

Willie Holmes is the awesome student who is primarily responsible for making these events happen. He will be there and you should definitely take time to meet with him; he’s one of those creative students that simply gets things done.


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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

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Finds Success In Hollywood – CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider

Ryan David Tsang '13 - CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

Ryan David Tsang ’13 – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

I think it’s safe to say that whenever anyone in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community sets out to do something their aim is to be successful at it. But what’s the best way to go about achieving success?

For Ryan David Tsang ’13 the answer to that question is to always be asking yourself “What can I give?”. That’s a powerful credo to live by and one that we think makes a lot of sense. We are not all angels and living up to that all the time isn’t possible, especially for a large community like ours, but I’m continually impressed by how many members in this community do exhibit that kind of philosophy on a daily basis.

Take, for example, Jim Cooper. In addition to being a judge at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals, Jim also will be hosting office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia) this Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can learn more about his office hours and everything else that is going on in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider (make sure to click the link and sign up to receive our weekly newsletter so you do not miss any of the news coming out of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community!).

Ryan David Tsang ’13 has worked hard since graduating from Cal State Fullerton and that hard work has paid off. You should read all of our post on Ryan titled An Actor and an Entrepreneur but one of my key takeaways is that the clearest path to success is to create it yourself. Waiting for someone else to figure it out for you rarely works.

But Ryan’s story also highlights the importance of belonging to a strong community or, to put it in a more businesslike frame, networks are key. While your own personal initiative is absolutely necessary you also need to forge strong relationships to achieve your goals. Ryan exemplifies this ethos in the advice he gives to our student-entrepreneurs, which is to not ask “What I can get?” but rather “What can I give?”.

Ryan’s story is very inspiring and I hope you take some time to read it.

Another member of our community who exemplifies the “What can I give?” ethos is Jim Cooper. He will be hosting office hours at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Placentia this Friday from 10am to 4pm. Jim is an expert startup coach with a focus on tech startups and funding. If you have an early stage tech startup or just an idea for a startup then these office hours are for you. Jim will sit down with you and walk you through the steps you need to make in order to launch your business.

A lot has happened over the last week in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community and a lot more is planned over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to scroll down to make sure you don’t miss any opportunities.

We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

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

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Fullerton College Small Business Day May 5

Join the Fullerton College Business Management department for Small Business Day on Friday, May 5. And if you are a student-entrepreneur with a business an invitation is extended to you to promote your business at this event (email us at csufentrepreneurship [at] fullerton [dot] edu for more information on how to set that up). To register, please go to fc-eship.com.

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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

Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs @ CSUF Startup Incubator

matthew-gallizziBehind every great business is a founding entrepreneur or entrepreneurs. Behind every great entrepreneur is their psychology. The collection of habits, perspectives, DNA, and other unique characteristics that affect how the entrepreneur experiences the journey. This evening, you are invited to show up if you want to understand and master the inner journey that few speak about.

As an example, let’s look at driving a car. The driver of a car can drive the car best when they know how to drive the car. The driver can drive best when they know when to speed up, when to slow down, when to stop, when to signal, or when to change lanes. Driving can serve the driver in getting to where they want, avoid any accidents along the way, and enjoy the journey.

The entrepreneur is like the driver. The car is the business. When the entrepreneur can become the master of who they are, they can understand how their psychology affects their experience of entrepreneurship. Having such insight can empower the entrepreneur to get more of what they really want.

This evening, Matthew will create a unique experience unlike other evenings. Instead of 45 minutes of teaching, he will host a conversation for those who attend. He is willing to equip participants who show up in uncovering what self-mastery looks like for them. It begins with what is wanted.

If you decide to show up, be prepared to show up with your deepest questions, fears, or desires, in the interest of creating the world you believe in. This evening is not for everyone. It may be uncomfortable for you. Show up if you want to become the master of self.

Bio

Matthew Gallizzi, CEO HXWorks, believes self-mastery can create a happy, successful, and desirable life. Through the power of conversation and unique experiences, he equips entrepreneurs in becoming the master of self.

With 20 years as a serial entrepreneur, Matthew brings an insightful perspective in business, technology, and people. Recognized nationally due to his leadership, he was also honored as commencement speaker at Cal State Fullerton.

When he is not serving his clients, he is exploring as a full-time traveler. Or, he can be found mountain biking down a mountain ridge.


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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

CSUF Business Plan Competition Winner Announced!

Yannick Lambrecht and Jonny May at CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

Yannick Lambrecht and Jonny May at CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

We hosted the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals last week and it was an amazing event! The participating student-entrepreneurs all did great and they will all receive part of the more than $20,000 in scholarships and in-kind services to help them with their startups.

And, as you will read in this week’s CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider, we have a special event planned for this Wednesday at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator titled: Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs that we hope you can attend.

The results are in and the winner of the 2017 CSUF Business Plan Competition is Piano with Jonny!

It was an amazing event and all of the finalists did exceptionally well. They all did commendable jobs presenting their concepts and ably weathered our judges’ incisive questions. After all was said and done, the finalists are not only going home with their portion of the more than $20,000 in scholarships and in-kind services but also with the experience that comes from participating in a competition like the CSUF Business Plan Competition.

We will be publishing more content about the competition over the next week or two and I will be sure to let you know about it.

But, as you know, entrepreneurs are always looking ahead and this Wednesday at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator we welcome CSUF Entrepreneurship alumnus Matthew Gallizzi in to give a passionate talk titled Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs. As every entrepreneur quickly finds out, being an entrepreneur takes a certain mental fortitude to withstand all of the trials and tribulations that comes with launching a business. It’s tough work and Matthew will be going into detail about how he helps the entrepreneurs he works with become the “master of self”. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

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

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Center for Entrepreneurship at Mihaylo College Center Fest

center-for-entrepreneurship-csuf-startup-incubatorEarlier this week, Tuesday to be exact, the Center for Entrepreneurship and most (if not all) of the Centers in the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics attended an event in the Mihaylo Courtyard to interface with students and let them know about all of the productive and interesting things the Centers do and how the students can get more involved.

We talked with dozens of students who are eager to improve their skills in many areas and specifically in entrepreneurship. Every student we talked with got to know about the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals that are happening tomorrow, how students can work with and maybe even join some of the startup teams working at the CSUF Startup Incubator, and how majoring or minoring in entrepreneurship can open up many exciting paths for them.

Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator Director John Bradley Jackson was interviewed at this event (video below, his interview starts at the 9:26 mark). Director Jackson talked about the importance of an education in entrepreneurship for people who are just entering the workforce.


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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

We Hope to see you Tomorrow at Center Fest

Come see us, the Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator, and the rest of the Centers for the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics tomorrow at Center Fest. We will all be in the Mihaylo courtyard, the one with the statue of Steve Mihaylo, from 11:00am to 1:30pm. There will be free food (I believe it’s pizza) and music.

And then don’t forget to join us at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals this Friday (get your tickets now!) from 1pm to 4pm in the Titan Student Union Pavilions to see the finalists vie for a chance to win scholarship money and in-kind consulting services to help them launch their businesses!

But the finalists aren’t the only ones who will win things. CSUF students in the audience will be entered into an opportunity drawing for some gift cards and, best of all, an iPad! (It’s the 2016 model but I have been assured that it can access the 2017 internet without any issues.)

To sum it up, we hope to see you tomorrow at Center Fest and then again on Friday at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals! It’s going to be a fun week.

Cal State Fullerton Center Fest 2017


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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