Maritza Davis: Keep learning. We'll
never know everything. There's so much
out there to be inspired by.
James Chu: Don't be afraid to fail.
Because if you fail, you learned something
Eric Ullrich: There's no excuses. It's
time to get out there and start something.
Stacey Powell: Data says with the next
wave of graduates, there will not be as
many jobs so people will have to default
for entrepreneurism. My advice is to be
prepared and ask for help.
John Meidinger: When I was
in high school I didn't know what
entrepreneurism was. It's important for
Sac State to outreach to high school
students and especially to students from
Kraig Clark: Persist and move forward
and follow that passion that you have.
There's going to be a breakthrough.
Clarisse Baca: I would tell women in
general, and especially minority women,
that you can do it. It doesn't matter your
background, immigration status, it's
Entrepreneurship. The connections we
made, the networking are all from that.
When we have an IPO I can't wait to give
back to Sac State.
Clarisse Baca: As an international
student, it gave me the opportunity to
learn a new language and culture and to
get an education. What made me make
the decision to come to Sac State is that
it made me feel like family. They support
you in your professional and personal life
and they helped me to become a leader.
Gordon Fowler: Any last words
of wisdom for up-and-coming
Roshaun Davis: Collaboration is key.
That's the vibe we have. As long as we
can maintain that and collaborate we can
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What more did our
entrepreneurs say? See
the video at csus.edu/
Sac State offers a number of resources
for students and alumni to get their
big ideas off the ground, stimulate
outside-the-box thinking or build the
n Center for Entrepreneurship: Incubator for
new student and community entrepreneurs
offering both physical workspaces and
support from faculty and student volunteers.
n Center for Small Business: Free resource
for small businesses, providing advice on
business planning and marketing from
student teams under the direction of a
n Center for STEM Excellence: Regional effort
to build a workforce pipeline for the STEM
disciplines: science, technology, engineering
n Career Center: Clearinghouse
connecting employers with students
n Community Engagement Center:
Campuswide endeavor to pair non-profit
organizations with students for service
learning and volunteer projects.
n Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov. 14-18: Campus celebration of
international entrepreneurship with
activities—including seminars, networking
opportunities and panel discussions—linking
the campus with alumni and community
Each MBA cohort
in the College
launches five new