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IIE Media and Press

Check out Press and Articles about programming offered by CSULB's Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.


  • October 26, 2021: Long Beach Post- "In those conversations, we rarely talk about discriminatory practices in technology. To make sure tech is not overlooked, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cal State Long Beach, is hosting a free online symposium called Behind the Screens: Discriminatory Algorithms on Wednesday, Oct. 27."
  • September 22, 2021: WalletHub"Opening any new business has risks. An entrepreneur must understand their market and the market potential. Some markets are very saturated and would be difficult for a new business to launch..."
  • August 27, 2021: Press-Telegram "Five business owners will share $10,000 in grants, financed by the Farmers & Merchants Bank. Grant winners also receive technical assistance and coaching from Cal State Long Beach’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, with added help from the Fuller Management Corporation."
  • August 24, 2021: Long Beach Post"Opinion: The Long Beach entrepreneurship ecosystem by Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D."
  • April 20, 2021: WalletHub"The pandemic has affected small business owners in ways that very few could have anticipated. To provide more insight, WalletHub turned to a panel of experts."
  • April 8, 2021: Business Wire"The 11th annual Sunstone Innovation Challenge announced the 2021 winners after its final pitch presentations Wednesday, April 7 over livestream."
  • March 17, 2021: Daily Forty-Niner"CSULB’s new program teaches aspiring students and local entrepreneurs social justice in business..."
  • February 17, 2021: Long Beach Business Journal- "With the help of Wade Martin and the rest of the team at the CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the two Long Beach grads were able to narrow down their vision and get started on their project..."
  • February 16, 2021: Business Wire- "The mission of the CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) is to provide programming and guidance for innovators and entrepreneurs that leads to success."