Entrepreneurship Club

Vision

We are dedicated to turning the entrepreneurial potential on the CSUB campus into concrete, new value for the Kern County community.

Mission

We accomplish our vision by facilitating student projects and internships, organizing speaker panels and recruiting events, and identifying mentors and resources for student business plans.

Accomplishments and Goals

We currently have a core of roughly 150 active members and 1,000 listserv subscribers – students who are interested in working together with local entrepreneurial employers and mentors. Our goal is to grow that core to over 200 active members/1,500 listserv subscribers by the end of 2019 and to 300 active members/2,000 listserv subscribers by 2020.

Kern County contains over 25,000 small businesses in a wide variety of industries (5,000 with over 10 employees). We have facilitated roughly 150 free student class projects with local firms over the past 4 ½ years, generating approximately $100,000 in labor value for local businesses. Our goal for 2019 is to bring roughly 50 of those small businesses to campus for a major internship and permanent hire job fair targeted toward CSUB’s sizable campus population of aspiring entrepreneurs. Out of this, we want to grow 20 paid internships in 2019 and 50 paid internships in 2020.

We currently have roughly 20 business plans in varying stages of completion. Our goal is to grow that number to 60 over the course of 2019 and to see at least 10 of those businesses achieve stable, scalable revenue streams during that same timeframe.

Organizational Information

The club Faculty Advisor is Prof. Jeremy Woods. For questions about the club, you can reach him at jwoods7@csub.edu or 213-400-0829 (cell phone).

Club meetings are Friday afternoons from 2:30-4pm every two weeks in the Business Development Center. We currently have a core of roughly 150 active members (roughly 40-50 attendees per meeting) and over 1,000 listserv subscribers, including nearly ½ of the School of Business and Public Administration’s 1,500 students (over 600 students total) and another 500 students from the other three schools on campus.

We have four club executive officers and roughly 20 committee members on four committees (business outreach, student outreach, social media, and business plan management). Club officers are:

Dorian Behill, President   dbehill@csub.edu

Kimberly Vega Felix, VP  kvega4@csub.edu

Ethan Borden, Treasurer  eborden@csub.edu

Angie Romero, Secretary  aromero36@csub.edu

Building Student Businesses

We are dedicated to turning students’ entrepreneurial ideas into reality. We focus on:

•Quickly developing a minimum viable product.
•Setting up a website and social media presence.
•Reaching out to customers sooner rather than later.
•Putting each business in touch with an expert advisor who has “been there and done that” in the appropriate industry.
   
   

 

 

Contact us

  • 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311     Phone: (661) 654-2157     Fax: (661) 654-2207