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How to Build Your Startup Team – Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship

How to Build Your Startup Team - Knowledge @ CSUF EntrepreneurshipThe early days in any business are tough. The entrepreneur, the person with the idea, ends up doing most of the jobs. And this is important because it is during these formative times that processes are created and the startup’s culture starts to take root.

But after some time you need to start hiring people. After you have figured out how to do something, like QuickBooks, you will need to hire someone to start doing that for you. And then, more or less, you wash, rinse, and repeat that process until you have developed your team.

Oh, and you better like your lawyer because you will be working closely with this person from day one. Your lawyer will obviously help you with legal matters but they are also a tremendous source for business intelligence and they can make key introductions for you as well.

This Knowledge @ CSUF Entrepreneurship clip was taken from a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator given by Jeff Greenberg. Jeff is currently the Managing Director of Tech Coast Works and a serial entrepreneur.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyrgreenberg/

Edited by Bo Kim


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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

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

Daily Titan Covers Patent Talk at CSUF Startup Incubator

David Jafari 10 Rules Everyone Should Know About PatentsOn Wednesday, patent attorney and friend of the Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator David Jafari gave a great talk on patents titled: 10 Rules Everyone Should Know About Patents. David has given this talk in the classroom but this was the first time that he gave this talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator and two Daily Titan reporters were there to cover it.

Here is an excerpt from the Daily Titan story written up by Andrew Salmi:

Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a discussion Wednesday at its CSUF Startup Incubator overviewing what up-and-coming entrepreneurs should know before pursuing a patent for their inventions.

The event featured David Jafari, a patent attorney licensed in Orange County who has been involved in intellectual property, business law and employment matters. With 17 years of experience, Jafari offered insight on patents and how to avoid making mistakes with them.

“It’s a property right that the government grants to the inventor of the idea that’s memorialized and claimed in that document. It’s a contract between the state and the inventor,” Jafari said.

You should really click on the link above to read the entire article that Priscilla Bui also contributed to. And make sure not to miss any of our other events and news by signing up for our weekly email update, the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider.

Did you miss David’s excellent talk? You’re in luck! His entire presentation can be viewed in the video below.


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

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10 Rules Everyone Should Know About Patents @ CSUF Startup Incubator

David Jafari, Patent Attorney

David Jafari, Patent Attorney

Maybe you are trying to get a patent now or you have a great idea that you know you have to get patented before you start trying to sell it; either way, this is the talk for you! Before you make some of the common mistakes that happen when people try to get a patent you should absolutely attend this talk by lawyer David Jafari.

In this talk, David will go over the ten essential things that everyone should know when they pursue a patent for their invention. With this knowledge you will be well on your way to understanding the seemingly complex process of securing your intellectual property.

Date: Wednesday, April 5 from 6pm to 8pm

Location: CSUF Startup Incubator, 120 S Bradford Ave in Placentia (we are in the back of the building)

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10-rules-everyone-should-know-about-patents-csuf-startup-incubator-tickets-31990844477?aff=csuf

David Jafari is an attorney licensed in California and the District of Columbia. He started Jafari Law Group, Inc. in June 2005. His practice as a lawyer has focused primarily on intellectual property, business law, and employment matters. Mr. Jafari has also served as a mediator and has helped clients settle cases outside of court, avoiding costly and unnecessary litigation. He holds a Certificate in Mediation from the Orange County Human Relations Council, is a part of the Mandatory Fee Arbitration committee of the Orange County Bar Association, and is also associated with Quality Dispute Resolution Services and IVAMS Arbitration and Mediation Services. Mr. Jafari has represented clients in over 70 litigation cases.


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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 Startup Incubator Resident Launches!

Harvey Kong Launches Goodfetch with help of CSUF Startup Incubator

Harvey Kong, left, launched insurance comparison shopping site Goodfetch with the help of the CSUF Startup Incubator

There is some exciting news in this week’s edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider! One of our Residents from the CSUF Startup Incubator has launched his business and we hosted the Semifinals of the CSUF Business Plan Competition last week. Read about that and all of our events and more.

Shopping for insurance can be a painful process but CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Harvey Kong has leveraged his vast experience in this industry to come up with a better way to shop for car and home insurance. Called Goodfetch, Harvey has created an online platform that drastically simplifies this painstaking process by utilizing an easy to use interface that enables shoppers to focus on only the best deals in his large, and growing, network of insurance providers.

In CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches Insurance Comparison Shopping Platform we had a discussion with Harvey about what his mission with Goodfetch is and how the CSUF Startup Incubator helped him get to launch. It all started on the first day of his Residency when we sat down with him and his Startup Coach to develop a custom road map that has helped him get from concept to launch. It is an exciting thing getting to see an entrepreneur we worked with launch his business and that excitement will only continue grow as Harvey’s startup gains traction with consumers!

Speaking of excitement, the CSUF Business Plan Competition Semifinals were last Friday. Our panel of judges listened to nineteen different CSUF student-entrepreneur concepts and they were all fantastic. A couple of the concepts presented will be recognizable to you but most of them were new to us and while they all cannot advance to the Finals I hope that they all work on launching their concepts. We will be posting an update later this week on the five concepts that will be advancing to the Finals on April 14. So stay tuned!

Sincerely,

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

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CSUF Startup Incubator Resident Launches Insurance Comparison Shopping Platform

Harvey Kong Launches Goodfetch with help of CSUF Startup Incubator

Harvey Kong, left, launched insurance comparison shopping site Goodfetch with the help of the CSUF Startup Incubator

When it comes to anything insurance related, just the thought of it can stress almost anyone out. Lets face it, while the simple signing on the dotted line is easy, “shopping” for the right insurance can often be very difficult and sometimes overwhelming. But don’t sweat it – entrepreneur Harvey Kong has come up with a new alternative that will change the way we shop for insurance.

Last year, Harvey joined the CSUF Startup Incubator as a resident to help him launch his business. At the start of his time at the CSUF Startup Incubator, he sat down with staff and his startup coach to develop a custom roadmap for his launch that would position his business for success. After frequent meetings with his advisors, he was able to develop and enact a startup plan that he still uses today even though he has graduated from the CSUF Startup Incubator.

Harvey has fine-tuned his concept to launch Goodfetch, an online platform that compares home and auto insurance quotes for the consumer at just the click of a mouse. According Harvey, “Goodfetch addresses the pertinent issue of shopping [for insurance], not merely buying. Buying insurance is easy, but shopping for it remains too tedious a process.” Similar to websites such as Kayak.com, which compares airfare and hotel rates, Goodfetch provides comparisons of home and auto insurance quotes “from a wide selection of insurance companies.”

This is how it works: The consumer submits a single form online to request insurance quotes. Then insurance companies or their agents input their quotes based on information submitted. Based on the consumer’s preference and insurance companies’ competitiveness, Goodfetch’s proprietary algorithm lists a few quotes for the consumer in a side-by-side format for easy comparison. The consumer and the agent will be connected only if the consumer is interested in buying.

Harvey’s inspiration for developing Goodfeth came from his 25 years of experience as an insurance agent, where he noticed that “Consumers don’t shop for auto/home insurance because it’s one of the worst shopping experience. I want to make it easy for the consumer to compare insurance quotes, and at the same time, also enable the agent to run his business more efficiently, without hard selling tactics.”

Even though this company is new we see a lot of potential in it. If all goes according to plan, Goodfetch will change how consumers shop for insurance. If you wish to find out which insurance company offers you the best deal, why not start a search at Goodfetch? It can save you time and a lot of money.

Written by: Traci Muldoon

Edited by: Travis Lindsay


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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