Startups

Branding Strategy Success: X Marks the Spot

“X” is the spot only your brand occupies: it stands alone in terms of what you provide and to whom. Before you start a new business or  or decide your current business needs a makeover and re-branding, it’s imperative to define your brand. Clearly being able to describe your brand, in words in visuals, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Have a Look Inside an Angel Investor’s Brain [Joe Platnick]

As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. However, there are times when that single-mindedness can work to their disadvantage. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources. Over the years I’ve seen many [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Is Your Product Really Better? [Fred Haney]

Have you ever wondered what venture capitalist looks for in a startup? Or what is going through an investor’s mind during a pitch deck presentation? Continue reading if you want to find out! The SBEC is lucky enough to have Fred Haney as one of our mentors. He is a venture capital fund manager, private investor and [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Program

You can learn Entrepreneurship. In the Certificate in the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program at California State University-Dominguez Hills, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to assist in the development of a start-ups or existing businesses. The cornerstones of the program are learning, applying, engaging, and inspiring. The certificate is offered jointly [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|0 Comments

SBEC Pitch Night (August 2016)

SBEC Pitch Night was another fun, inspiring and interactive meeting of entrepreneurial minds. After a brief introduction from Executive Director Gary Polk and Lead Mentor Mike Manahan, the pitches began. All three companies showcased are currently working within the SBEC cohort program. First, Alina Ugas, co-founder of The Final Step, shared her vision for their [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|0 Comments