THE JOHN AND HELEN APOSTLE ENTERPRISE LAB & INCUBATOR
Open to all CSULB students, the John and Helen Apostle Enterprise Lab & Incubator will provide an interdisciplinary and inclusive entrepreneurial training experience. The Lab will immerse students in the theory and practice of new business creation, while the Incubator will provide hands-on, applied opportunities that will connect the university’s rich talent pipeline to the greater Long Beach community.
ENTREPRENEURS WITHOUT BORDERS
Open to Students from all CSULB Colleges
TWO-SEMESTER, TWO-COURSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEQUENCE
- Entrepreneurial Marketing (MKTG 350) – Fall 2020
- Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (MGMT 495) – Spring 2021
Fridays, 9:00-11:45 AM, Both Semesters
Programming Supported by the CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Study Entrepreneurship with students from across the university
- Work in cross-college teams on an innovative, entrepreneurial project
- Each team will have up to $1,000 to apply to their project
- Connect with guest speakers, mentors, and advisors from the Long Beach business community
- Learn by applying knowledge to projects not just exams
The Apostle Enterprise Lab (AEL) involves studying entrepreneurship from idea to launch to execution. Through collaboration across disciplines and fields, AEL students will get a rich and, powerful entrepreneurship education that is unmatched across the university. Each year, students will be selected from colleges across campus to form an AEL cohort that will be limited to 25 to 30 students. Half will be business students to provide emphasis on commercial viability, and half will be from other colleges to maximize innovative and creative thinking.
The Apostle Incubator (AI) provides access to a community of mentors and Entrepreneurs in Residence to guide entrepreneurs in the making through the business development process. Entrepreneurs will have the resources and knowledge to determine the viability or life span of their business ideas. The AI will cultivate entrepreneurs’ resilience, and test their persistence and drive. Additionally, mentors will help to provide a thorough understanding of the market the entrepreneurs are entering. Applying this knowledge and leveraging the AI’s resources will be pivotal to their ultimate success.
John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation is a foundation focused on gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. Founded in 1988, John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA.
John and Helen Apostle, are long time philanthropist to Long Beach charities. Together, they developed and operated the Golden Sails Inn for many years.
The Apostle Enterprise Lab and Incubator is funded by a grant from the John and Helen Apostle Foundation