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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CSUF Business Plan Competition 2017 – Winner Announced!

Yannick Lambrecht and Jonny May at CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

Yannick Lambrecht (left) and Jonny May (right) of Piano with Jonny at CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

After more than four months the CSUF Business Plan Competition has come to an end! The competition this year was fierce; it was perhaps the best all-around group of competitors that we have ever had.

The finalists were:

  • Piano with Jonny
  • Don’tchu Dare
  • Life Skills Products
  • WECADEMi
  • Parcel Sift

These finalists will receive a part of the more than $20,000 in scholarships and in-kind awards.

To read more on the finalists please go to this post that describes each of them.

In particular, much thanks was given to the cash sponsors of this competition, including:

  • The Dan Black Family Foundation
  • Peter Jechart
  • Vijay Raman

We also had a number of in-kind service sponsors including:

The presentations came next with each lasting fifteen minutes including Q&A. These are nerve racking experiences for the student-entrepreneurs because not only are they presenting for scholarships, in-kind services, and in front of more than 100 people but also because of our powerhouse judging panel.

The judges included: Michael Sawitz who is the Chief Enthusiasm Officer of FastStart.studio, Karl Freels of the Dan Black Family Foundation, Dr. Deborah Ferber who is an angel investor and teaches at Brandman University, Jim Cooper who is an advisor to early stage tech startups, Nancy Russell who is the Senior VP at Seacoast Commerce Bank, and Barry Lieberman who is the President at Beatshare and advisor to startups. It was fun watching these experienced entrepreneurs and investors question our competitors and I’m sure these questions helped the competitors learn a lot about how to improve their businesses.

The results for the competition were as follows:

5th place: Don’tchu Dare

4th place: WECADEMi

3rd place: Parcel Sift

2nd place: Life Skills Products

1st place: Piano with Jonny

We will be publishing more in-depth articles about the finalists soon but needless to say we could not be prouder of these student-entrepreneurs. They have accomplished a lot and we strongly believe that some of these concepts will become great businesses (some already are well on their way!).

These events are tremendous undertakings taking many months worth of planning. We would be remiss if we did not thank the members of the planning committee, including:

  • Director John Bradley Jackson
  • Professor Tom Miller
  • Dr. Atul Teckchandani
  • Dr. David Obstfeld
  • Professor Jack Mixner
  • Professor Scott Sorrell
  • Professor Jeff Longshaw
  • Phillip Stinis
  • Charlesetta Medina
  • Vanessa Ganaden
  • Chad Armstrong
  • Lorenzo Santos
  • Rahul Thakrar

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this competition and we look forward to seeing what next year’s competition has to bring!

Oh, and here are some links to the previous CSUF Business plan Competitions:

 

And do not forget about the Titan Fast Pitch Competition that is scheduled to take place this October!


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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

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

What Will Win? Finals Set for CSUF Business Plan Competition – CSUF News

CSUF Business Plan Competition FinalsFrom CSUF News:

The public is invited to attend the 1-4 p.m. program as the following five finalists pitch proposals for their new businesses. The reward?  Scholarships and in-kind awards. The event will be held in Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Don’tchu Dare: A card game that gets people together to participate in fun, shareable activities
  • Life Skills Products: An interactive game used in therapy sessions to help build emotional intelligence
  • Parcel Sift: An integrated platform that helps small businesses get the best shipping deals
  • Piano with Jonny: A subscription-based website that teaches users how to play the piano
  • WECADEMi: An online platform that connects students with tutors

Registration and tickets are available online. For more information, call 657-278-3464.


#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

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

Meet the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finalists

CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

The CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals are this Friday at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union Pavilions! Come to support the brilliant CSUF student-entrepreneurs and, if you are a current CSUF student, you will be entered into an opportunity drawing to have the chance to win many cool things like an iPad Pro!

That and many other things are covered in this week’s edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider.

The CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals are this Friday from 1pm to 4pm in the Titan Student Union Pavilions and we hope to see you there! Get your (free) tickets now and, if you are a current CSUF student, you will be entered into an opportunity drawing where you can win gift cards to your favorite places and an iPad Pro!

Even though there are some cool things available in the opportunity drawing we really want you to attend to support our innovative finalists. Last week we revealed who they are and in a post titled Meet the 2017 Business Plan Competition Finalists! we go into greater detail about the concepts for each of the finalists.

Everyone at the Center for Entrepreneurship is looking forward to watching these fine Cal State Fullerton student-entrepreneurs showcase their concepts for a chance to win a portion of the $20,000+ in scholarships and in-kind services. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

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

CSUF Business Plan Competition this Friday!!!

Support CSUF Student-Entrepreneurs at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals

The CSUF Business Plan Competition is the most comprehensive entrepreneurship competition at Cal State Fullerton. CSUF student-entrepreneurs who are competing in the Finals have gone through two rounds of competition and coaching from our startup experts are now ready to present their concepts to the world!Come and support them at the Finals!

Reserve your seat at the CSUF Business Plan Competition Finals on Friday, April 14 from 1pm to 4pm at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union

CSUF Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Self Mastery for Entrepreneurs – 6pm on April 19 @ CSUF Startup Incubator

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 some time with them.

Tuesday, April 11 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm: How to Start a Business with Professor Longshaw

Thursday, April 13 from 5pm to 8pm: Office Hours with Executive Coach Dave Kinnear

Next Monday, April 17 from 4pm to 7pm: How to Become a Better Internet Marketer

Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm: CSUF Entrepreneur Round Table

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The CSUF Startup Incubator provides promising and coachable innovators access to technical advice, assistance in the hunt for seed capital, a place to meet and work, a large network of veteran entrepreneurs, and expert guidance concerning patents, technology transfer, licensing, royalties, contracts, and new venture formation.

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CSUF Consulting

Creativity is the life blood of business and our consulting teams are filled with students brimming with creative solutions in a wide range of areas. Now is the perfect time to inject some creative solutions into your business by working with one of our CSUF Consulting teams.

To find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs contact our Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or to request an application email entrepreneurship@fullerton.edu.

We look forward to working with you!
 

Interested In Becoming More Involved With CSUF Entrepreneurship?

Whether you are a professional who gets satisfaction from being a mentor to someone who wants to work in a startup as a team member or are interested in investing in some of our thriving startups; we want to hear from you!
To join our large professional network you don’t have to be an alumni but we need your expertise and hard work to help make Northern Orange County (especially Fullerton) a strong startup community! Please take a minute to tell us about yourself so we can properly welcome you into the CSUF Startup Community.

The CSUF Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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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