The ultimate goal of the CSUDH Ei is to stimulate and foster an interest of entrepreneurialism within the CSUDH student body and the South Bay community. Throughout the academic year, the team will organize talks, workshops, networking events, and trips to support and foster networking.Our team and it’s members represent a wide array of backgrounds including business, engineering, arts, and the sciences.
Ushered in by CSUDH business management lecturer Michael Grimshaw, the institute provides a bastion of knowledge, creativity and collaboration to the campus community and those in the general public looking to launch or grow their entrepreneurial dreams. Grimshaw created the institute in fall 2014 while teaching MGT 412: Small Business Management/Introduction to Entrepreneurship during his second semester as a lecturer on campus.
The Ei Sandbox is a short-term program designed to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurship at CSUDH. The Ei-Incubator 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.