CSUF Startup Incubator Irvine Open House

On November 15, we hosted an open house for the new CSUF Startup Incubator location at the CSUF Irvine campus. Even though it was the week before Thanksgiving we had over 200 people in attendance to see the new space and we couldn’t be more happy with the reception that we received. In Irvine, we expect to carry on with all of the services that we currently offer at our Placentia location (working with entrepreneurs to help them go from concept to launch, hosting events open to the whole community free of charge, bringing in experts for office hours open to everyone for free, and working with the students) but we will also do more than that.

Irvine is a special place for entrepreneurs. There is a lot of activity going on there especially in the technology space and our newest resident, Appoon, is evidence of that with their concept that could revolutionize how organizations of all kinds collaborate.

Later this week, we will publish the remarks made by Director John Bradley Jackson and Mihaylo College Dean Morteza Rahmatian about the importance of this new location. Until then, take a look at some of the pictures that we took while at the Open House.

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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

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

Happy Thanksgiving! From CSUF Entrepreneurship

Happy Thanksgiving to all CSUF Entrepreneurship Insiders!

I like Thanksgiving. The food is always great but, more importantly, I get to spend some time with my family, friends, and any students who take me up on my invitation to spend this time with us.

I also like Thanksgiving because it is a time of reflection for me. One of the biggest things that I am grateful for is you, the CSUF Entrepreneurship community. Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, members of this community participate and help each other as students, professors, mentors, judges, donors, residents, and in a myriad other different roles. Ours is an amazing community and it is growing every year.

Last Wednesday, more than 250 of us celebrated the grand opening of the second CSUF Startup Incubator office at the CSUF Irvine campus. We should have some posts, pictures, and video up about that next week but I can tell you that everyone was excited about all the new opportunities for entrepreneurship that this location opens up for everyone.

And it is the CSUF Entrepreneurship community that has made this possible. And your contributions going forward will help us all achieve many more great things. Thank you!

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

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Titan Fast Pitch Winner Featured by Chapman

Sierra Levanto

Sierra accepts her first place award in the Titan Fast Pitch Competition at CSUF

Sierra Levanto did very well at the Titan Fast Pitch competition last month by proving herself to be the top university pitcher! The university that she attends, Chapman University, noticed and wrote up a very nice story about her. Check it out:

Sierra Levanto became an entrepreneur as a high school sophomore in Boston. However, it took a cross-country move and meeting her mentor at Chapman before she decided to pursue her product idea professionally.

Levanto, 19, is a senior business administration major with an emphasis in marketing. She recently participated in the Titan Fast Pitch Competition hosted by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). This annual event offers local high school and college students the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to more than 50 local business owners and investors that act as judges. She had not heard of the competition, nor registered, until Argyros School of Business & Economics Lecturer Deborah Ferber, Ph.D., encouraged her to participate three days prior.

Facing hundreds of student competitors, Levanto won first place in the competition for her product, PandaBaby Cloth Diapers. She received a $1,500 scholarship and more exposure for her innovative idea.

“Dr. Deb had just told me about this competition a few days before,” Levanto said. “She’s the one that motivated me to move forward with this product and get it out there. I practiced my 60-second pitch with her. It was so fast paced and pretty stressful pitching to more than 12 different judges.”

Dr. Deb is a tremendous supporter of entrepreneurship in general and at CSUF Entrepreneurship as well. And it’s in large part thanks to supporters like her that we are able to accomplish as much as we do and they are what makes the CSUF Entrepreneurship community so strong!

If you get a chance, make sure to read the rest of the story.


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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

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

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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