CSUSB / IECE “Think Like An Owner Program”

Michael Stull, Director (CSUSB), Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE).

Our mantra to “think like an owner,” as a key focus has been placed on establishing relationships between students and local entrepreneurs.

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Mike has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and business experience that includes work in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Since joining California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), he has served as the Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at CSUSB. Mike also serves as the Academic Director for the CSUSB Entrepreneurship program.

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He is responsible for program & curriculum management and development, teaching entrepreneurship courses, and overseeing numerous entrepreneurial initiatives. Under his leadership the program has raised over $36 million in grants, contracts and sponsorships and achieved international acclaim, including ranking as the #4 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. from The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine, receiving the prestigious National Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award in 2010 from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and selected as one of the top 35 entrepreneurship programs globally in 2017 by AACSB International for fostering entrepreneurship. Since joining California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), he has served as the Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at CSUSB. Mike also serves as the Academic Director for the CSUSB Entrepreneurship program. In addition he has been recognized for his innovation and excellence in teaching entrepreneurship with both College and Department teaching awards, and received the Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award from Ernst & Young. Mike has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive. He holds a BA and MBA in Business from CSUSB and a doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.

After its founding in 1999 by Dr. Pat McInturff and Dr. Jeanne King, the rapid development the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) can be traced back to Dr. Mike Stull. Since his arrival to the Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration in 2002, the academic program has expanded from less than 15 students to over 300. Under his leadership, IECE has raised over $36 million in grants, gifts and sponsorships. The Center has also garnered several significant awards and recognition, including recognition from AACSB International in 2017 AACSB as one of the Top 35 Global programs for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Following the mantra to “think like an owner,” a key focus has been placed on establishing relationships between students and local entrepreneurs. Dr. Stull continues to serve the campus and community as the Director of IECE and the Academic Director of the CSUSB Entrepreneurship Program.

BUILDING A LEGACY

IECE supports the efforts of students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners, in the Inland Empire by delivering a wide range of programs and services. It founded the distinguished Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards, recently celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017. In 2005, the first Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition provided CSUSB students with the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a cash prize, becoming a highly anticipated annual event. In 2005, the first Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition provided CSUSB students with the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a cash prize, becoming a highly anticipated annual event. More recently, the Catalyst Business Accelerator helped launch Kids that Code by providing mentoring, financial support, and a workspace to test their business idea. In addition to this, IECE has assisted over nearly 80,000 individuals in the community through business assistance programs such as the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and our State Trade Expansion program (STEP).

CAMPUS INITIATIVES

On campus, IECE continues to coordinate academic programs that lead to business degrees in entrepreneurship for undergraduate and graduate students as well as delivering experiential learning and student support programs such as the Garner Holt Fast Pitch Competition, Lunch with an Entrepreneur events, CSUSB Innovation Challenge, Catalyst Student Venture Fund and the Spirit of the Entrepreneur scholarship. In addition, IECE has delivered innovative specialty education programs, such as the Integrated Technology Transfer Network (ITTN), which trained minority science students from across the nation to become technology innovators and entrepreneurial leaders of the future and helped IECE win the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) in 2010.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

In the community, IECE meets the needs of existing and startup entrepreneurs and small business owners by offering business consulting services, student internship resources, and entrepreneurial training programs that help them achieve greater levels of success in their business ventures. Business programs offered by IECE include the Inland Empire & Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (WBC), Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC), The Professional Entrepreneur program, The OWN IT! Workshop series, the Entrepreneurial Technician courses and student consulting and project teams. Recognized annually as one of the top entrepreneurship centers in the country, IECE is a key campus and community resource. Learn more at entre.csusb.edu.

Learn more about IECE top tier programs:

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC)

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP

Women’s Business Center (WBC)

Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Program

Masters of Science – Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition

For More Information Contact

Stacey Allis Assistant Director

D-909.537.3217

Stacey.Allis@csusb.edu

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