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Entrepreneurship News

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New Interdisciplinary Program Brings Entrepreneurship to Humanities and Fine Arts Students

October 7, 2019

The Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts to bring funding to art majors and minors in spring 2020.


Koichi Matsumoto pitches Golden Milestone Co. as competitors are challenged to present their best business concepts to a multitude of guest judges for a chance to win prizes during the Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch Party event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

eMonth Brings Entrepreneurs to Chico State

May 11, 2017

CSU, Chico's Center for Entrepreneurship has officially dubbed April "eMonth" in celebration of an entire month of events dedicated to entrepreneurship. Every week featured panels of successful entrepreneurs to share the secrets to their success. Read more...


Biz Talks Cofounders Sean Woulfe (left) and Kiaya Sabolovic (right)

Chico State's Biz Talks Connects Students With Industry Influencers

April 13, 2017

Accounting or entrepreneurship? Finance or marketing? Biz Talks, a program started by two College of Business alums, helps students determine their future career paths. Read more...


Albertito Salomon (right) reaches out with his new hand to Brett Smith, Douglas Smith, William Cortez, and Peter Matulich (clockwise from right) who were all part of a senior-level engineering students on Tito's Left Hand team create a mechanical hand solution as part of the Capstone Design Program on Friday, May 13, 2016 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

Tito's Left Hand | Students Forge Friendship by Engineering Prosthesis

December 16, 2016

Read the story that inspired the 2015 Elevator Pitch Contest winner Peter Matulich and his team to create a robotic arm for local teen Tito Salomon. Read more...


Student David Chalem gives his 90-second business pitch. Click photo to read more.

From Networking Bracelets and Virtual Reality Apps to Shark Resistant Wetsuits, Entrepreneurshsip Students Present Their Best Business Pitches

November 29, 2016

Entrepreneurship students competed in the Chico State Elevator Pitch Contest, which challenged students to present their best business concept in under 90 seconds. Read more...


Student giving a business pitch at an entrepreneurship competition.

CSU, Chico Student Business Ideas on Display at Elevator Pitch Competition

November 7, 2016

About 35 students from a variety of disciplines across CSU, Chico and Butte College will present business concepts at the Chico State TBar Elevator Pitch Contest held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-8 in Colusa Hall, Room 100. Read more on the elevator pitch.


Students clapping in a classroom after a presentation.

Student Entrepreneurs Envision Changing Their World

August 4, 2016

African students attending Chico State's boot camp for social entrepreneurs "sees things in the world that aren't right, and they want to do something about it, rather than just complain about it." Read moro on how students envision to change the world.


Hands typing at a keyboard with a shot of espresso next to the keyboard.

CSU, Chico Alumni and Entrepreneurs Build Connections with Coffee

June 1, 2016

Thanks to alumni Kris Rudeegraap ('08) and Braydan Young ('09) companies can now easily send a cup of coffee to clients, partners, and employees through their San Francisco-based startup business CoffeeSender. Read more on how Alumni and entrepreneurs build connections with coffee.


CSU, Chico students Jorge Alvarado and Angelina Teel-Jonson discuss their concept at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016.

Students Win First-Place Award at Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

May 25, 2016

Students enrolled in engineering capstone design or social entrepreneurship came together to solve a real-world energy problem as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016. Read more...


Future Four finalists posing for a photo.

Entrepreneurship Students From Across the Country Compete in the Future Four & More Competition

May 2, 2016

Students from aross the country competed in the Future Four & More Business Concept Competition by pitching their new business concepts, ranging from agricultural technology to an online lunch preparation and delivery service. Read more on the Future Four.


Richard Davis presents his business concept Verticopia Farms

CSU, Chico Entrepreneurship Students Advance to Future Four & More Competition

April 15, 2016

CSU, Chico entrepreneurship students Wyatt Hahn and Richard Davis came out on top at the Business Concept Competition, advancing to the Future Four & More Competition being held on Friday, April 22 in Colusa Hall. Read more...


Alumnus Andrew Gazdecki and Center for Entrepreneurship director Peter Straus talking in the center for entrepreneurship in Glenn Hall.

Bizness Apps Helps Student Entrepreneurs Build Mobile Apps For Free

February 22, 2016

Alumnus Andrew Gazdecki ('10) of Bizness Apps offers free access to its app builder for Chico State students interested in mobile app development. Read more about Bizness Apps.


Center for Entrepreneurship Director Peter Straus

Entrepreneurship at Chico Shines in Forbes

January 6, 2016

In two recent Forbes articles, our entrepreneurship program and several alumni are highlighted. Read more about how Chico shines in Forbes.


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