Center for Entrepreneurs CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Center for Entrepreneurship, SGMH 3280 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92834-6848 BY JOE A GONZALEZ AND THUC nguyen

Office: SGMH 3280

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Phone (657) 278 - 3464

Fax: (657) 278 - 7858


"The Center for Entrepreneurship is a “Center of Excellence” at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, which serves as an outreach center and support organization for Mihaylo Entrepreneurship"

Charlesetta Medina small Business Institute (657) 278-8243

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Institute has been at the forefront of innovation in the Orange County market for decades

"We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship"

"A leading voice for entrepreneurial growth, learning and action."

John Tsui and Mr. John Bradley Jackson

Anaheim Public Utilities

California State University, Fullerton's Small Business Institute has won dozens of awards for outstanding student consulting to business owners

The Incubator

located at 120 South Bradford in Placentia with 910 square feet and uses a “hotel” concept to optimize space usage.

What is an incubator?

The word incubator can mean many things but to us it is a place where a startup gets help validating its business model, gets expert advice on starting a business, and gets help preparing for launch.

What is a business model?

A business model is how a startup provides value to a customer and gets money in return; this exchange allows the startup can become a sustainable company. Startups are company wannabees.

How does the CSUF Startup Incubator help?

For a period of six months, we provide one on one coaching from startup expert custom tailored to each residents needs.

Who are the mentors?

We have a pool of nearly 400 mentors made up of veteran entrepreneurs, attorneys, CPAs, bankers and other business people.

amazing success stories

Mark Manguera ' 02

Kogi Korean BBQ is a fleet of five fusion food trucks in Los Angeles famous both for their combination of Korean with Mexican food and also for their reliance on Internet technology, especially Twitter and YouTube, to spread information about their offerings and locations.[

$2 million its first year and has become a foodie phenomenon throughout Southern California.

In 2007, he took his idea to the streets. With $3,000 and a loaned truck, he co-founded Kogi Group Corporation with Caroline Shin and L.A. chef Roy Choi ’94 (B.A. philosophy).

The menu is a fusion of Korean and Mexican food that reflects the multicultural roots and favorites of its creators. Tacos are $2, burritos are $5, and diners choose from fillings like short rib, spicy pork, chicken and tofu.

70,000 Twitter followers.

Gustavo Guzman-Lezama ’15

his father, handed over the Mission Viejo business to his son, and Guzman-Lezama has taken full ownership while studying at Mihaylo.

His father purchased Taco Factory in 2005, and Guzman-Lezama had been working for his father as a cashier, but as he got busier with school, his education had become a priority.

Client Testimonials

California State University, Fullerton's Small Business Institute® has won over 40 awards for outstanding student consulting to small business owners.

“The professionalism that these young men and women posses and their willingness to work around our schedules was truly impressive…we have already benefited from their work more than we did from a professional consulting company that cost us around $50,000 and weeks of our time.”

- Jeff W. Johnson, President EnerTech Systems, Inc.

“The students not only thoroughly analyzed our company; they researched the home health care industry specifically and studied our competitors. The student’s presentation was informative, logical and inspiring.”

- Kenneth E. Stevens, President, All Care

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