Programs & Services
The Lyles Center is known for delivering applied learning and managed problem solving to everyone from elementary school students to members of the community at large. Below are examples of the programs and services the Lyles Center offers to help entrepreneurs succeed.
- The Central Valley Venture Forum brings together venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors and leading
startups to discuss economic and financial opportunities relating to the Central Valley.
- CEO Fresno is a network of young, talented, like-minded individuals working together to create
a better future. The goal of the program is to promote entrepreneurship and the development
of student-run enterprises.
- Clinton Global Initiative University is a community of students from colleges around the globe who are interested in contributing
to a better world. The Lyles Center manages Fresno State’s involvement in the program.
- Community College Entrepreneur Pathway supports community college faculty in the delivery of entrepreneurial education to
students. CCEP faculty receive curricula, classroom tools and cross-campus support
to aid in the delivery of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to their students.
- The Entrepreneur in Residence supervises the Student Hatchery, lectures in Fresno State classes, conducts seminars
and acts as the link between the Lyles Center and entrepreneurial leaders of the Central
- Idea2Venture® is a 10-day, hands-on program designed to turn one's ideas into gold. Students work
with leaders in creativity, product commercialization, entrepreneurship coaching,
and business model development.
- Kids Invent! is a unique program which stimulates the creativity of students through the application
of science, math and engineering. Students learn to explore solutions to unique hands-on
problems through challenges of design, performance, and functionality.
- The Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Program gives 20 highly-motivated Fresno State students the opportunity to receive one-on-one
mentoring from some of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs.
- The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program helps middle and high school students learn skills to start their own businesses.
- The Student Hatchery offers students support and office space to work on their business while attending
school. Students receive access to mentoring resources, physical office space and
access to other professional facilities.
- The Technology Commercialization Program offers feasibility studies, business plan development, and commercialization services
to inventors, entrepreneurs, and organizations from Fresno State and the Central Valley
- The use of the MakerBot 3D Printer is offered to all Fresno State students. Dependent on the project, fees can range from $0 to more than $75.