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IIE Media and Press

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


  • 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."
  • 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..."
  • March 17, 2021: Daily Forty-Niner- "CSULB’s new program teaches aspiring students and local entrepreneurs social justice in business..."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • August 24, 2021: Long Beach Post- "Opinion: The Long Beach entrepreneurship ecosystem by Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D."
  • 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."