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Lyles Center’s executive director resigns

Amid the investigation of Dr. Timothy M. Stearns and the findings of a CSU system audit, Stearns resigned from his position Monday as executive director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For now, “Stearns will assist the provost ...

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Fresno State joins Clinton Global Initiative program

Fresno State students looking to solve problems on a local or worldwide scale can now participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University program, a project designed to engage the next generation of leaders across college campuses. CGI University was developed ...

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Students, faculty awarded entrepreneurship grants

As part of a mini grant program administered by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, two students, four faculty members and one staff member were awarded funds for their individual projects this past spring semester.

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Week of entrepreneurship events for all majors

In recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week, Fresno State is running additional events this week to bring out the entrepreneur in all students, regardless of major. The events, which run through Friday, range from app design and franchising, to résumé writing ...

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Students and Alumni in the Business World

Some current students have chosen to become entrepreneurs at a young age. Current and graduated students have dedicated their time on developing and managing their own business, but if they need help, the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides ...

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Finalists compete for $5,000

Imagine yourself sitting back in a chair, hands behind your head and your feet on the desk. Comfortable, right? Imagine yourself doing this in your own office, running your own business.

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Lyles Center Venture Challenge

The Lyles Center Student Venture Challenge is a business idea competition open to all Fresno State students. Prizes include $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and other cash prizes for industry specific and "People's Choice" awards.

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Creating jobs, creates own headache

In an economy rendering few jobs, some Fresno State alumni have turned to starting their own businesses.

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Awards for new classes

Each year at Fresno State professors work on their own ideas for new courses and instruction to explore entrepreneurial ideas on campus.

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Business in 60 seconds

Bringing a creative business idea to life isn’t easy and involves not only dedication, but a number of skills, which the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides assistance with for eager students and members of the community.

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Ashley Swearengin taking care of business

Ashley Swearengin works on a daily basis with Fresno State students, staff and businesses in Fresno. Swearengin has been a common face around the Lyles Center, where her office is based, as director of the Office of Community and Economic Development since 2000. She is currently involved in her campaign for mayor of Fresno.
“I love Fresno; I never want to move.” So said Ashley Swearengin, the seven-year director of Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED).

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