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The CSUF Startup Incubator Meetup Group is for early stage entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a startup and for more experienced entrepreneurs who want to expand their network and improve their skills. We offer a wide variety of services for members of this group including (nearly) weekly seminars, customized support for Residents of the Incubator, and mentor opportunities.

Growing daily, the CSUF Startup community is an ecosystem of innovators that with shared connections to Cal State Fullerton and the surrounding area. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mentor, or someone with skills crucial to a startups success we believe that you can have a huge impact on our community and that value will be returned to you.

We hope to see you soon!

More information about our Incubator can be found on:

http://business.fullerton.edu/Center/Entrepreneurship/Incubator

Upcoming events (4)

The Key to Building a Successful Startup from Day One

CSUF Startup Incubator

Curt Cuscino is an entrepreneur, artist, and mentor. After working with dozens, if not hundreds, of businesses and startups Curt has developed a three pronged strategy for capturing opportunity. At this event, you will learn about Curt's three keys to entrepreneurial success and how you can utilize them to help you develop a strong business as well. Sandwiches from Jimmy John's will be served at this event. Parking information is below. We hope to see you there! More About Curt Cuscino In 2001, Curt founded HypeLife Brands (originally in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri). HypeLife Brands is a progressive, hybrid startup studio meets brand+marketing agency, now headquartered in Southern California. HypeLife Brands specializes in building, launching, and growing B2C lifestyle brands and startups, finely tuned for the ever-elusive Millennial generation. (Learn more about the agency and its select roster of clients at HypeLifeBrands.com) Curt is also the Co-Founder & CEO of GoodFetch (goodfetch.com), a new insurance comparison shopping platform for consumers that solves a decades-old problem; enabling consumers to shop, compare from 20+ major carriers, and buy insurance in under 10 minutes from wherever they are, whenever they want...no sales calls, no spam, no B.S. (Yes, it should be this simple...and now it is.) About Seminars at the CSUF Startup Incubator The CSUF Startup Incubator is dedicated to helping enrich the entrepreneurial community through advising and the hosting of seminars with subject matter experts. Our seminars are built to empower attendees with actionable strategies and information that they can use to launch and/or grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs who are working on launching a concept are encouraged to apply to become a part of the CSUF Startup Incubator. At the CSUF Startup Incubator, entrepreneurs work with our experts over the course of six months to develop and launch an effective startup strategy. Entrepreneurs who already have a business and are looking for new ways to grow or to address existing issues would be an excellent fit for the CSUF Consulting program. Clients of this program work with a team of students, a mentor, and professor to create a comprehensive strategic plan that will align the business for future success. Directions and Parking If you do not already have a parking pass for California State University, Fullerton then parking is available on the Irvine campus for a fee. Please park in the lot in front of the building with the California State University, Fullerton marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator is located on the first floor of the building with the Western State Law School marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator office is located on the first floor and it is the first room on the right after entering the front of the building. There are limited spots available outside the Cal State Fullerton building where you can pay for parking by the hour or you can purchase a day pass. For more information about parking on the CSUF Irvine campus, please go here: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvine/about/campusmap.php Google Map link to the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine: https://goo.gl/maps/yoqF3UHUUDD2 Note: Please remember to park on the Cal State Fullerton side of the parking lot and pay for parking. We are unable to dismiss parking tickets at either Cal State Fullerton or Western State Law School. #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/IncubatorFor 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

The Lessons I Learned After Selling My First Business

CSUF Startup Incubator

One of the most common goals of entrepreneurs is to build a business up to a point where they can sell the business. But what does that actually look like? For most of us, we have never experienced what it is like to sell a business. Lucky for us, CSUF Entrepreneurship alumnus Dalip Jaggi has sold a business and he is coming to the CSUF Startup Incubator to tell his story. At this talk, attendees will learn many things from Dalip, including: what is involved in selling a business, what are some of the pitfalls to look out for, how he built his business so that others were interested in purchasing it, and much more. Dinner will be served at this event. We hope to see you there! More About Dalip Jaggi Dalip Jaggi has been recognized as an active entrepreneur filled with high-energy, passion, and new ideas. He kicked off his career as the Founder of Devise Interactive, a brand-focused, engineering studio. Leading a team that concentrated on helping entrepreneurs & companies with their early-stage concepts & innovations. The agency was acquired at the end of 2018 by an international public-traded company, Vincit. Dalip is now actively helping with Vincit's U.S. growth & holds the position, Head of Business. Dalip is professionally driven by tech-centric solutions that are built for a purpose. He is the co-founder of EvaDrop, the world's first smart shower device and the inventor of Fraxtion, an easy to deploy kiosk for brick-and-mortars. Personally, he is designed to explore, experience, and master new skills. Dalip's interest in philanthropy has lead him to be the co-founder of Forge54, a nonprofit organization and has taken positions as President at OC Tech Happy Hour & Vice President of Coded in OC. When he isn't posted in front of his computer focused on his ventures, Dalip loves to travel, play basketball, and recently has been learning the saxophone. About Seminars at the CSUF Startup Incubator Entrepreneurs who are working on launching a concept are encouraged to apply to become a part of the CSUF Startup Incubator. At the CSUF Startup Incubator, entrepreneurs work with our experts over the course of six months to develop and launch an effective startup strategy. Entrepreneurs who already have a business and are looking for new ways to grow or to address existing issues would be an excellent fit for the CSUF Consulting program. Clients of this program work with a team of students, a mentor, and professor to create a comprehensive strategic plan that will align the business for future success. Directions and Parking If you do not already have a parking pass for California State University, Fullerton then parking is available on the Irvine campus for a fee. Please park in the lot in front of the building with the California State University, Fullerton marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator is located on the first floor of the building with the Western State Law School marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator office is located on the first floor and it is the first room on the right after entering the front of the building. There are limited spots available outside the Cal State Fullerton building where you can pay for parking by the hour or you can purchase a day pass. For more information about parking on the CSUF Irvine campus, please go here: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvine/about/campusmap.php Google Map link to the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine: https://goo.gl/maps/yoqF3UHUUDD2 Note: Please remember to park on the Cal State Fullerton side of the parking lot and pay for parking. We are unable to dismiss parking tickets at either Cal State Fullerton or Western State Law School.

6 Steps to Transform Your Business (and Yourself) To The Next Level

Guy Sohie is the kind of mentor that any entrepreneur would dream of having. And guess what? The CSUF Startup Incubator is lucky enough to have him come in to give a talk on the 6 steps that will take anyone to the next level professionally and personally! In this talk, Guy will discuss the 6 domains necessary for business owners to focus on to grow themselves and their business. Guy will explain the general framework, provide instruments to take inventories of self and business, and give a process small businesses can start to use to take their business to the next level. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there! More About Guy Sohie As a multi-faceted innovation leader, I have a history of accurately predicting what will and what will not work. This makes me an asset to investors , fund managers and business leaders alike who rely on my insight and leadership. I love innovation and strive to be involved with opportunities for growth. My executive experience with Fortune 50, startup and high-growth companies has given me a solid foundation leading, analyzing and evaluating multifaceted strategies. It is also where my vertical industry experience in medical devices, aerospace and defense, and semiconductors has its roots. My greatest asset is my ability to quickly grasp and master skills as they are needed. I’m a natural problem solver and creative thinker. In fact, it’s frustrating to me when my job isn’t mentally challenging. The more mentally challenging and complex my job, the more of an “A Player” I become. There may be nothing more satisfying to me than the ability to use this gift in the work place. I work best when I can be fully focused on the task at hand. I’m very versatile. This means I’m usually great in a ‘fire’ situation, as well as being good at helping prevent fires. If I have consistent challenges set before me, I will be at peak performance. Clients and employers alike tell me they love my ability to work across cultural boundaries — I am fluent in English, French and Dutch, with management experience in Europe, Australia, Asia and the U.S.. They tell me they like my industry knowledge because it is both broad and deep, like to work with me because I love action, I am authentic, adaptable and easy to work with. My greatest skills Are: * Problem-solving * Versatility * Ability to quickly grasp and do work required * Mastery of reading, writing and computing skills * Innovation * Ability to plan and think ahead Connect with me on LinkedIn or send me an email at [masked] Directions and Parking If you do not already have a parking pass for California State University, Fullerton then parking is available on the Irvine campus for a fee. Please park in the lot in front of the building with the California State University, Fullerton marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator is located on the first floor of the building with the Western State Law School marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator office is located on the first floor and it is the first room on the right after entering the front of the building. There are limited spots available outside the Cal State Fullerton building where you can pay for parking by the hour or you can purchase a day pass. For more information about parking on the CSUF Irvine campus, please go here: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvine/about/campusmap.php Google Map link to the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine: https://goo.gl/maps/yoqF3UHUUDD2 Note: Please remember to park on the Cal State Fullerton side of the parking lot and pay for parking. We are unable to dismiss parking tickets at either Cal State Fullerton or Western State Law School.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)-Centered Design

CSUF Startup Incubator

Does your brand need an emotional story to connect with audiences? Are you looking for a way to increase engagement and transform your audience from one time consumers to long time fans? Learn how to incorporate the latest insights from psychology, neuroscience, decision making research, and business into your marketing campaign to transform from informational to unforgettable. More About Leila Entezam, LMFT, MBA Solution-oriented leader with extensive experience in business consulting, implementations and project management. Expertise include psychology, human behavior, neuroscience, and strategic development while advancing business innovation. Possess successful track record of advising companies on emotional intelligence through behavior analysis in order to increase engagement, including in the tech/AI/VR space. Frequent public speaker on the topic. #humanizingtechnology #userexperience #humanengagement #emotionAI https://www.lezam.it/ About Seminars at the CSUF Startup Incubator The CSUF Startup Incubator is dedicated to helping enrich the entrepreneurial community through advising and the hosting of seminars with subject matter experts. Our seminars are built to empower attendees with actionable strategies and information that they can use to launch and/or grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs who are working on launching a concept are encouraged to apply to become a part of the CSUF Startup Incubator. At the CSUF Startup Incubator, entrepreneurs work with our experts over the course of six months to develop and launch an effective startup strategy. Entrepreneurs who already have a business and are looking for new ways to grow or to address existing issues would be an excellent fit for the CSUF Consulting program. Clients of this program work with a team of students, a mentor, and professor to create a comprehensive strategic plan that will align the business for future success. Directions and Parking If you do not already have a parking pass for California State University, Fullerton then parking is available on the Irvine campus for a fee. Please park in the lot in front of the building with the California State University, Fullerton marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator is located on the first floor of the building with the Western State Law School marquee on it. The CSUF Startup Incubator office is located on the first floor and it is the first room on the right after entering the front of the building. There are limited spots available outside the Cal State Fullerton building where you can pay for parking by the hour or you can purchase a day pass. For more information about parking on the CSUF Irvine campus, please go here: http://www.fullerton.edu/irvine/about/campusmap.php Google Map link to the CSUF Startup Incubator office in Irvine: https://goo.gl/maps/yoqF3UHUUDD2 Note: Please remember to park on the Cal State Fullerton side of the parking lot and pay for parking. We are unable to dismiss parking tickets at either Cal State Fullerton or Western State Law School. #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/IncubatorFor 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

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