Tag Archives: John Bradley Jackson

Cal State Fullerton Teaches Kids STEM and Entrepreneurship

STEM Entrepreneurship Awards CeremonyOne of the big keys to success for entrepreneurs is putting together strong teams and that is what the Center for Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Education did with a recently concluded STEM grant.

Together, these three Cal State Fullerton Colleges won a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to teach entrepreneurship and STEM to local middle school students. For the last three years, these Colleges collaborated on the creation and implementation of an innovative after school curriculum for disadvantaged middle school students. The mission was to provide these students with lessons in STEM and entrepreneurship so that they will have the skills that will help them tackle the challenges of our interconnected and increasingly technical world.

Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson summed up his team’s mission as a way to “increase awareness and encourage interest in entrepreneurship and STEM as a choice of education but potentially also as a career for these students. Our goal was to make STEM cool by gamifying the experience with Entrepreneurship”.

“The fact that we three Colleges are collaborating is very significant,” states Director Jackson. Bringing together people from different disciplines is the best way to achieve success. Entrepreneurial members of the CSUF team helped teach the kids lessons in how to develop a business concept, test its feasibility, and how to bring their innovations to market. The engineering team members taught the students lessons on engineering and how to code. And members from the College of Education synthesized these lessons into a framework that was accessible for these young students.

The CSUF team was represented by Program Leader Dr. Jidong Huang and Dr. Pradeep Nair from the College of Engineering and Computer Science along with Dr. Amy Cox-Petersen and Professor Kim Case from the College of Education. Professor Jackson represented Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Additionally, numerous CSUF student mentors coached the middle school students in the after school classroom.

The $1 million grant is the second largest grant won in Mihaylo College’s history and was used to fund the mentors, faculty, and materials needed to maintain the after school program.

After three years of running this program the CSUF faculty and student mentors, the middle school students, and middle school teachers who participated in this program celebrated their accomplishments at their annual showcase. Participating middle school students presented their solutions and inventions using a poster-style format to showcase what they have learned to the hundreds of people in attendance, including Mihaylo College Interim Dean Morteza Rahmatian and College of Engineering and Computer Science Interim Dean Susamma “Susan” Barua.

“The parents are just super enthusiastic. Here’s a chance for their kids to get introduced to entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, and math and take a possible interest in getting more education for their career,” said Director Jackson.

Working with these students was a joy for Director Jackson and the CSUF team and they are confident that once the studies about their program’s efficacy have concluded later this summer they will find that thanks to their STEM Inc. program participating students will be shown to have a greater appreciation and fluency with entrepreneurial and STEM concepts. This is a big thing because these skills are absolutely necessary for their success.

Building on these early successes, the goal is for the participating middle schools to continue to run the program and help enrich the lives of students for many years to come.

This article was written by Traci Muldoon


#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 Consulting Teams Profiled in OC Register

The OC Register recently published an article about our excellent CSUF Consulting teams! Here’s an excerpt:

CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson’s marketing consulting team took third place in the Undergraduate Specialized portion of the competition. That team conducted an intensive review of its client’s current marketing efforts and created a strategic plan on how to achieve the goals as set out by the client. The team consisted of Stacy Goldstein, Emma Osman, Johnathon Veta, Andrew Goclowski, Tristan Schmitt and Jenny Frolova. Curtis Chan, founder of Chan & Associates and Cognitive Impact, was their mentor.

“Collaboration was the key to this project. Our client was the Fullerton College Foundation and they were open to the students working with them to develop an in-depth marketing strategy plan for them to increase the volume of donations coming in. On our end, the team worked very hard and I am proud of their report and the fact that they did so well in the competition,” Jackson said.

Including these two teams, the CSUF Consulting program has finished in the Top 10 of the SBI national competition 31 times.

Congratulations again to Dr. Lorenzo Bizzi’s and Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson’s CSUF Consulting teams for doing such tremendous work!


#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

CSUF Entrepreneur Director John Bradley Jackson to Give Talk to OC Financial Society

john-bradley-jacksonOn Thursday, February 16 Director John Bradley Jackson will be giving a talk at a luncheon for the OC Financial Society. Details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocfs-february-2017-luncheon-invitation-registration-tickets-21190739071

Director Jackson will focus on the intersection of finance and entrepreneurship.

He recently gave a talk similar to the one planned for the OC Financial Society luncheon going into detail about how to develop a powerful investor pitch. A segment from that talk titled “The 12 Slides you need for your Startup Pitch to Investors” is below.


#CSUF

Become a CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider 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

The 12 Slides you need for your Startup Pitch to Investors

how-to-give-a-startup-pitch-to-investorsThese are the 12 slides you need when you are pitching your business to investors.

In this talk, John Bradley Jackson, Director for the Cal State Fullerton Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator, goes through the twelve slides that entrepreneurs need to nail when giving a pitch to investors. Investor presentations are are high pressure but after watching this video you will know what investors are looking for from the businesses that they invest in.


#CSUF

Become a CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider 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

How to Pitch to an Investment Panel @ CSUF Startup Incubator

john-bradley-jackson

Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator Director John Bradley Jackson will go into detail on how to make a compelling investor pitch on Wednesday, January 25 at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator.

Learn the keys to making a successful investor pitch at this seminar hosted by Director John Bradley Jackson. John, known as JJ to his students, will help attendees understand how to make a convincing investment pitch. He will explain the basics of how to develop your investment deck to how to approach potential investors. Attendees are welcomed to ask questions and if you cannot attend please forward all of your questions to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and we’ll see how many we can get JJ to answer.

This event will happen later today at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator in Placentia. For more details and to reserve your ticket please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-pitch-to-an-investment-panel-csuf-startup-incubator-tickets-30320805345?aff=web


#CSUF

Become a CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider 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

How to: Investor Pitch

Earlier this year, Director Jackson hosted a seminar at the CSUF Startup Incubator about how to give an effective investor pitch. There are of course many different components that go into giving a good pitch and using this road map will help you when developing yours. It’s about an hour but well worth your time.


#CSUFEntrepreneur #CSUFStartup

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

How to Pitch to an Investment Panel @ CSUF Startup Incubator

CSUF Startup IncubatorThis Wednesday, March 23, at 6pm at the CSUF Startup Incubator Director Jackson will be giving a talk about how to give the best pitch for your business to an investment panel. What topics should you cover? How many slides should you include in your deck? How many people from your team should actively participate in the presentation? And many other questions will be answered. We hope to see you at the CSUF Startup Incubator and for more information please refer to our Meetup listing below.

How to Pitch to an Investment Panel @ CSUF Startup Incubator

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016, 6:00 PM

CSUF Startup Incubator
120 South Bradford Avenue Placentia, CA

8 Entrepreneurs Attending

CSUF Startup Incubator and Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson (“JJ” for short) will give a talk on how to pitch to investors. In reality, as an entrepreneur you are continuously pitching, or explaining, your idea to everyone you meet who is even tangentially involved in your business. You need to be able to pitch your busines…

Check out this Meetup →


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

#CSUFEntrepreneur

More info on the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship

#CSUFStartup

More info on the CSUF Startup Incubator: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

For more of our awesome events please go here: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents