This edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider is packed with success stories from our students and alumni! Make sure to click the link above and sign up to make sure you don’t miss any of these great stories in the future.
And if you want to learn how to market your business on a budget we hope to see you this Wednesday at 6pm in Placentia as Candace Thome-Hopson, who is definitely one of our success stories, will be giving a seminar on that topic. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations are in order for one of our CSUF Consulting teams as they finished third in a national student consulting competition! The report that they crafted over the course of a semester for a business founded by an amazing group of our alumni focused on how to expand their marketing efforts and the results for the client and at the competition speak for themselves. I am very proud of Rachel, Mary, Jonny, and Chad, the students who completed this project. And many thanks are in order for their amazing mentors, Bob Godlasky and the late Jim Roberts.
So many of our students are doing amazing things and Candace Thome-Hopson is no different. Since graduating almost two years ago she has launched and grown a non-profit that teaches water safety to over 70 volunteers as a tribute to her brother, Brayv, who tragically died in a drowning accident. Candace will also be at the CSUF Startup Incubator (Placentia) this Wednesday at 6pm to give a talk on how to market your startup on a budget; we hope to see you there!
Success stories like Candace’s and the award-winning CSUF Consulting team start in the classroom and the earlier we can teach students about the power of being entrepreneurial the better. To that end, this weekend, DECA, an organization dedicated to teaching high school students about entrepreneurship and business, needs some judges for a massive student competition that it is hosting. If you have some free time this weekend and you will be in the Anaheim area I hope you will consider serving as a judge; more info at this link on how to sign up.
John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting, & CSUF Startup Incubator
P.S. Have you applied for CSUF Startup Competition yet? Open to current CSUF students, this competition is all about finding the best startup concepts on campus. Ideas can be for a business or a non-profit, all are welcomed who are willing to take on the challenge! To be considered for this competition, please submit an application by March 9.