NEWS: February Event Will Feature Celebration of OC Entrepreneurship with Stories of New Venture Creation. Event is Collaboration Among CSUF, UCI and Concordia University…

Startups, business leaders, investors, bankers and advisers will gather to share stories about new venture creation in an inaugural event to be held at CSUF on February 29.

This event is a collaboration between UCI, CSUF and Concordia University. The directors of the entrepreneur programs at all three educational institutions have gotten together for lunch over the years and decided recently they should collaborate to support entrepreneurship and new ventures, John Bradley Jackson, CSUF Director of Entrepreneurship and co-leader of the event, told OC Startups Now.

“Everyone has (pitch) contests all the time,” he said. “This is a gathering, where we have members of our community tell stories about how they did it, how they succeeded and maybe how they stumbled.”

There will be close to 25 speakers giving several keynote and panel presentations.

The event follows National Entrepreneurship Week, from February 17-21.

“Our goal for the event is to help others learn more about what makes Orange County a globally recognized leader in innovation and entrepreneurship,” Jackson said in a press release that will be issued soon. “We have invited veterans of this new venture process to share their hard-earned wisdom. It will also be an incredible networking event.”

Through the storytelling by speakers, the aim is for attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial journey, including strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid.

Date and Time: Sat, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: CSUF Titan Student Union, 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831.

Register here

The event is free of charge with ample free parking.

If you would like more information, contact Gia Ly, 714.855.0409 |

About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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