Welcome Entrepreneurs

The Ei Sandbox is a short-term program designed to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurship at CSUDH. The Ei-Sandbox 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.

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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.

Mentors

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.

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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.

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The Legislative Analyst recently indicated that over $8 billion in “Cap and Trade” funds will be available in the next decade to the State and its communities, or over $800 million annually.  The City of Carson, California State University at Dominguez Hills and Energize California have organized a first of its kind conference where you can meet with state and regional officials who are responsible for administering the “Cap and Trade” programs and other funding programs for energy, air and water projects for disadvantaged communities.  The event will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the CSUDH.  Better yet – the event is free of charge and includes lunch.   

Energize California will be presenting their grant opportunities for disadvantaged communities.  Conference attendees will also hear from representatives of the Los Angeles and Santa Ana Funding Zones about programs offered by the Department of Water Resources, with opportunities for getting involved.  The lunch speaker will be Randall Winston, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Strategic Growth Council.   Mr. Winston coordinates State agency grant programs for air, energy and water quality.   Part of Mr. Winston’s presentation will focus on the “Cap and Trade” program for underserved communities.  He is specifically looking for feedback on what programs will help our cities.   

The afternoon will feature panel a competition conducted by the CSUDH, Entrepreneurial Institute, of innovative projects that are currently underway in communities in Los Angeles County, for lessons learned.  The final session will focus on the tools that your staff will need to access the grants. 

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