We promote the growth and success of entrepreneurship @ CSUDH

Ei Mission and Vision

The Entrepreneurial Institute will provide a safe haven and center of knowledge for all things entrepreneurial in our community!

Annual Report

Startup resources

Events/ Activities

What is the Ei Sandbox?

The Ei is a short-term program designed to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurship at CSUDH. The Ei offers mentoring, coaching, and support services such as business planning tools, legal advice, marketing strategies, business feasibility analysis and networking opportunities. It also connects entrepreneurs to venture capitalists who may be interested in investing in their businesses.

How much does the Ei cost?

The Entrepreneurial Institute is free!

Do I need to make an appointment or RSVP?

Nope, just stop by during Ei hours.



Social Entrepreneurship

CSUDH in 2020 has close to 300+ students on the CSUDH Enactus team who are doing many social entrepreneurship projects for the campus and community.

Executive Director

Mike was the founder and President of Pace Data and President of Israeli based RAD Network Devices. Mike has proven success in the challenge of bringing innovative start-up companies – Equinox Networks, Cascade, Shasta Networks and Ellacoya to acquisition or IPO. Mike Grimshaw has over 30+ years’ senior level experience with industry leaders IBM, Cisco, Nortel and Unisys.

Sponsored Events

The Entrepreneurial Institute is a Proud Sponsor of South Bay Economic Forecast Conference 

Ei Sandbox Guest Professional Speaker Series- OPEN TO ALL

September 3 – Bob Bennett – LEAN Entrepreneurship

September 10 – Nate Lee – The Power of Improv

September 17 – David Olson – The Health Industry Exposed

*October 8 – Bree Nguyen & Mark Hiraide – The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

*October 15 – Glenn Bach – The Creative Entrepreneur

*October 22 – Johanna Mockett & Xavier Watson – Creating Wealth and Social Entrepreneurship

*November 5 – AAUW Team – Negotiation/Closing the Pay Gap

*November 12– Fred Haney – Creating a Fundable Startup

*November 19 – Global Entrepreneurship Week – Pitch Competition

*December 3 – serious improv team – Leadership & Creative Problem Solving

(310) 930-3094

Check out the 2020 Executive in Residence Program.

1 on 1 entrepreneurial mentoring for students with ideas, small businesses, or desires to understand entrepreneurship.

RSVP for 1/2 hour sessions.

Confirm by e-mail.

Are you an entrepreneur?

We welcome everyone from the CSUDH campus including students, staff and faculty and local community who wish to pursue their entrepreneurial passion!