Category Archives: Networking

Speakeasy Thursday

Every month a group of CSUF students puts on a couple of networking events to bring together students, alumni, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the area. Below is the flier for the Speakeasy event, click it to purchase a ticket to this awesome event.


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The Executive Breakfast this Wednesday

I’ve written about Classic Gentleman before but, to recap, they are a student group that is dedicated to bringing students, executives, and entrepreneurs together so that they can network and do some pretty cool things together. This Wednesday they are going to have one of these networking events at the IHOP in Placentia from 9am to 11am. Details are below and you can sign up here.


IHOP Placentia & Classic Gentleman Present: “The Executive Breakfast”

We hare teaming up with IHOP Placentia to host a monthly breakfast mixer at their establishment. Classic Gentleman will provide a chance for both students & executives to come together for a series of networking breakfasts.

Our teams will be kicking this off starting on 9/28 & continue to host them every final Wednesday of the month. For this event, anyone who purchases a “Come Fly with Us” ticket will have this FREE breakfast included.

Welcome to ALL CSUF & FJC Students!

Sponsors: WSEP, APAC, Sigma Upsilon Mu, & CSUF Center of Entrepreneurship

The Executive Breakfast


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For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

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

Come Fly With Us Networking Event

Classic Gentleman is an organization that was founded by CSUF student Willie Holmes and his partners with the explicit goal being to bring a cultured ethos to the CSUF business community. They have an event coming up on September 29 that should be a perfect networking opportunity for entrepreneurs and business owners in the CSUF Entrepreneurship community.

More info is below and to purchase a ticket to this event click here.


Come Fly with Us is a cocktail mixer series presented by Classic Gentleman.  The ladies & gentlemen of our team focus on creating innovative networking events in unique venues around Orange County.

Fly on by for a chance to take off in a choppper or private plane, laugh with our comedian Larry Junies, enjoy some flavorful cocktails from OC MixMasters, experience a the cultural phenomenon that is: SuShe Art, & more all while pushing your industry forward.

We are here to develop a space for high level executives & industry influencers to come together to exchange ideas.  Classic Gentleman is a leader in event production & entertainment by blending the lines of how we all do business.

For All Helicopter Rides: We have a 3-person minimum and 3-person maximum per flight. Groups of two will need to wait for a single rider or be split in order to accommodate minimum. Please arrive early in order to recieve priority on wait list for a single rider. Groups of 2 or more may need to be split due to weight and balancing in the aircraft. 

Come Fly with Us


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Sign up for the CSUF Startup Newsletter to keep up-to-date on all the events, news, and everything else we do: http://bit.ly/CSUFStartupSignup

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

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

Entrepreneur Mentor Office Hours @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Dave KinnearDave Kinnear is back for more office hours on Thursday, August 4! If you haven’t visited him to discuss your ideas you are missing out. He has a great deal of experience and a lot of connections that can help you in many different fields.


Working on a startup? Have a question about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Developing the next great piece of technology and you need help figuring out how to bring it to market? You’re in luck because a select group of CSUF Startup Incubator Mentors make themselves available for a couple hours a week to answer questions.

(One note of caution: Help provided during office hours is limited to the time available during office hours and to get the best results out of this time we strongly recommend that you have a more permanent mentor, like the ones that are attached to our Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator.)

Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors and he will be available during the times available (check the tickets for availability!). Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results. Dave provides one-to-one mentoring for these highly successful executives as well as facilitating monthly advisory board meetings. In addition, individual executives who are presently running successful businesses and executives in transition work with Dave to ensure meeting corporate and personal career goals.

Dave has more than 3 decades of leadership experience at some of the world’s largest semiconductor corporations including Toshiba America Electronic Components, Advanced Microdevices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and United Technologies. His career has spanned Electronic Design, Application Engineering, Procurement Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Business Systems Implementation and Analysis, and Operations. In addition to his work with Vistage, Dave is the founder and CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc., a change management consulting and executive coaching firm for leaders in small and mid-sized enterprises.

We hope to see you there!


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Sign up for the CSUF Startup Newsletter to keep up-to-date on all the events, news, and everything else we do: http://bit.ly/CSUFStartupSignup

For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship

For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

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

Psychological Impact of being an Entrepreneur @ CSUF Startup Incubator [EVENT]

Maggie So will be giving a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator on Wednesday, December 2 on the impact that being an entrepreneur can have on your emotions RSVP NOW!

Maggie So will be giving a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator on Wednesday, December 2 on the impact that being an entrepreneur can have on your emotions
RSVP NOW!

Maggie So ’12 is a recent MBA graduate from Cal State Fullerton and an entrepreneur in her own right. As an entrepreneur she knows the psychological toll that it can take on yourself and those around you. Specifically, she will discuss the following topics:

  • Becoming aware of the sources of burnout, especially those unique to a startup environment
  • How burnout affects a founder’s decision making process, relationships with employees, and how it can seep into other areas of your life
  • Ways to prevent burnout and alleviate it through physical, mental, and management techniques

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!

RSVP NOW!!!


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Startup Networking @ CSUF Startup Incubator with CoFoundersLab

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Michael Gleason (Left) talks with CSUF students

CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Michael Gleason (Left) talks with CSUF students

This Thursday we are co-hosting an event at the CSUF Startup Incubator with our Entrepreneur Roundtable group and CoFoundersLab. Many entrepreneurs will be there and this is a great opportunity to network if you are looking for new people to add to your founding team.

More details can be found by visiting our event page HERE and we hope to see you there! Continue reading