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EMC Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter

February, 2012 FUEL

Insights, updates and perspectives on entrepreneurship

Ideation and Trend Spotting Workshop TONIGHT in EBA 437!

Last semester, SDSU student team Mobile Networks Innovations won $500 at the Lavin VentureStart Competition. If you have a new business or product idea, you could be the next big VentureStart winner! Come to a free workshop TONIGHT in EBA 437 at 5:00pm to learn how to turn your big ideas into a business and to receive more information about the Lavin VentureStart Competition in April.

SDSU Student Companies Wanted for Entrepreneur Day at SDSU

Want to expose your new business alongside the companies of successful SDSU alumni? Showcase your business at Entrepreneur Day on March 13, 2012, and sell your products to thousands of students, alumni, and community members as they walk through the "SDSU entrepreneurial village" on Campanile Walkway. For more details please visit our website or email Adrienne White at

SDSU's Shake Smart to Compete at Venture Challenge 2012!

On March 15th -17th, 25 teams from top global universities will pitch their business ideas on the SDSU campus. Come watch Shake Smart compete with the best, and see what it takes to launch the next big startup. Learn more about Venture Challenge 2012.

Meet the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Behind Scvngr

Think you're too young to start a business? Seth Priebatsch launched Scvngr, the hit reality-based mobile game, while still an undergraduate at Princeton. Read Seth's story to learn what it takes to start the next big trend in mobile gaming. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight

Cary Mack, SDSU '82

Cary Mack '82 is a Managing Principal with Southwest Value Partners and an expert in the finance and real estate industries. After graduating from SDSU's College of Business Administration in 1982, Mack began working as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1990, Mack and a partner co-founded Mack|Barclay Inc. and together built it into one of the largest boutique economic and forensic consulting firms in Southern California. Mack sold the firm to international expert services firm LECG in 2006, and now serves as Managing Principal at Southwest Value Partners, a value oriented real estate investment management firm. Mack is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Torrey Pines Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of Western Alliance Bancorporation. On February 1, 2012, Mack returned to his alma mater and joined the Board of Directors at the College of Business Administration.

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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