4-stu-stingers-up-Pitch-Competition-webready.jpgThe Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State is a driver in the regional economy. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators develop businesses and organizations that have a positive influence and impact on community health and the business environment. Celebrating and embracing the diversity of the region is essential and part of the mission of the Center. K-12, college, community, and economic development programs are offered by the Center. Primary focus is given to the students of Sacramento State. Like the Center’s primary donors, Dale and Katy Carlsen, the Center strives to create many more entrepreneurs and innovators that are “Made at Sac State.” For more information, contact us at 916-278-5001 or carlsen.center@csus.eduBe sure to follow us on social media: Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter. 


The workshops in this series are free and open to the students, faculty, and staff of Sacramento State. Attend the workshops of interest or the entire series (if you are an aspiring entrepreneur). The information is condensed from longer workshops and is presented in a fast-paced style to fit the hour format. Registration is encouraged at carlsen.center@csus.edu or 916-278-5001. All workshops are in the Carlsen Center (Library 1520) from Noon-1 p.m.  Bring your lunch and come to learn!

  • Apr. 22   Non-verbal Communication — the Basics
  • Apr. 23   Business Model Canvas
  • Apr. 24   Good to Great — Build a Great Company or Organization
  • Apr. 25   CANCELED -- Start a Business — the Basics
  • Apr. 26   CANCELED -- Start a Business -- Management Structure & Government Filings 



Location:  Carlsen Center (Library 1520)

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019; 4-6 p.m. -- Talk with fellow students about their businesses and non-profits. Form strategic partnerships with other student businesses and non-profits. Get involved with a business or non-profit team. Come and meet people simply because you are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, or social change. Pizza and beverages will be served. Free and open to all Sac State students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019; 4-6 p.m. -- Have you been working with the Carlsen Center on your business or non-profit? Are you interested in a business or personal mentor to supplement the work of your Carlsen Center consultant?  Join us for this meet-up where several members of the Carlsen Center Advisory Board and Sacramento Service providers will join us to provide advice and insights to students, faculty, and staff in the program. 



Location:  Carlsen Center (Library 1520)

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 OR Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Only One Session Required)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Do you want to learn how to start a business, non-profit, or work on a social cause? Do you need the information in a fast-paced condenced format? If so, then our one-day bootcamp is for you. We take our eight-week venture school program where you learn lean launch methodology and the business model canvas and we condense it into eight hours. We'll even serve you lunch while you work. It is a combination of lecture and hands-on work. Come alone or bring your whole team.
  • Advanced registration is required. Preference is given to students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited for community entrepreneurs. 
  • Register by calling 916-278-5001 or e-mailing carlsen.center@csus.edu.  We will ask information on you, your business/non-profit concept, etc. so that we may better serve you in this condensed workshop.