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Innovation Hour

Participants listen to speakers at Innovation Hour event

A "How To" speaker series, presented by the IIE, ASI Beach Pride Events, and the Career Development Center.  Every month will hold a spotlight discussion navigating hot topics that every young entrepreneur needs to know.

How to Be an Entrepreneur

September 24th, 2019 - This meeting provides steps you can take for a successful launch to your business.

Guest Speakers:

How to Get the Most Out of the Irregular Workforce

October 29th, 2019 - This meeting provides various strategies to get started and benefit in the gig economy.

How to Be a Tech Entrepreneur

November 12th, 2019 - This meeting provides resources to create a revenue-generating product or service in the tech industry.


Previous Meetings

How to Find Campus Connections

March 2nd, 2019 - This meeting discusses strategies for building an impressive and effective business team. The effort required to launch a new venture can seem daunting and is best when done with strong, diverse, and qualified team members. Being part of the CSULB campus community affords you great resources and this series shines a light on what those resources are.

Guest Speakers:​​

  • Brenda Freshman, Ph.D., Founder and President of Orbis Unim, LLC
  • Anita Herrera-Hamilton, Ph.D., Founder of Nerdherds.org
  • Marissa Herrera-Raines, Communications Major at CSULB

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

April 9th, 2019 (delayed 1 week due to campus Spring Break closure) - This meeting focuses on how to protect your IP by way of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Guest Speakers:

How to Get a Job in the Gig Economy

May 7th, 2019 - This meeting provides key strategies and resources to develop successful self-employment opportunities.

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Program Sponsors

CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Beach Pride Events

CSULB Career Development Center