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Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Driving innovation and entrepreneurship forward.

The Dale and Katy Carlsen Center exemplifies Sacramento State’s Anchor University mission in action, where we are committed to working with communities to address local needs and issues. We provide services that help communities thrive.

The Carlsen Center helps students forge strong, strategic partnerships with the entrepreneurial community. Through innovative programming and services, hands-on learning experiences, and mentorship, the Carlsen Center helps accelerate the economic growth and vitality of the Sacramento region. The Carlsen Center is empowering the innovators, business professionals, and entrepreneurs who will lead our region forward and make a difference in the world.

Contact Tim Richter, if you have questions or would like to discover additional ways to get involved.

Campaign Priorities

Expand Entrepreneurial Programming

  • Startup Weekend Sac State
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Woman Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence
  • Virtual Entrepreneurship Toolkit Series
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week

Mentorship Network

This network is a critical element in ensuring an entrepreneur’s success. Gifts to the Carlsen Center’s Mentorship Network foster relevant entrepreneur-mentor relationships and provide the resources and guidance they need to be successful.

Multi-University Collaborative

The Carlsen Center brings together Sacramento’s higher educational institutions through strategic alignment to discuss and develop a plan that advances innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Gifts foster even greater collaboration that benefit students and entrepreneurs.

Carlsen Center Startup Fund

Gifts to this fund allow students to gain practical experience in venture funding and investing. The Carlsen Center team and board provide invaluable support. Students conduct due diligence on early-stage companies, invest in emerging local startups, and build a portfolio of companies.

Invest in the Future

There are countless ways to support Sac State students.

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to choose how your investment is used at CSUS. Scholarships — created by an individual, a group or an organization through tax-deductible donations — ensure that Sacramento State remains affordable, accessible, and provide opportunities to recognize and motivate our best and brightest.

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