Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


The IIE at CSULB provides programming and mentoring designed to unlock the creative energy of students, faculty, staff and the greater Long Beach community. The primary goal of the Institute is to leverage this energy and entrepreneurial capital into a driving force for economic development for greater Long Beach. Creating economic opportunities will support long-term economic growth that is sustainable and improves the lives of all sectors of our community.  Providing programs that support an inclusive and diverse economy for greater Long Beach is our passion!

Are you interested in...

Writing a business plan?

Many of our programs support the process of writing a business plan.

Participating in pitch competitions?

Earning a certificate?

Join the following free programs to boost your business cred with a workshop certificate.

Growing your professional network?

All of our programs offer opportunities to network with business professionals and peers through independent work time and schedule mixers.

Finding a mentor?

All of our programs provide speakers and instructors with entrepreneurial experience and/or expert knowledge in their business field.  Specific programming that matches business teams with a mentor are;

Receiving assistance for your small business?

Contact the IIE to meet with us to discuss what your business needs are.


t: 562-985-5076