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Programs and Services targeted towards the University


The Entrepreneurship Club
The student-run organization continues to be the official CEO chapter at Fresno State and focuses on promoting entrepreneurship on campus and across the Central Valley. The membership is extended to students of all majors who have an interest in entrepreneurship. 

Johanson Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows
Johanson’s Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows (formerly Coleman Faculty Fellows) reside in schools and departments throughout Fresno State. They have incorporated elements of entrapreneurship learning into their curriculum with the goal to inspire students in all disciplines to apply knowledge in support of the entrepreneurial mindset. Today, an active collaborative network of 20 full-time Faculty Fellows is placed throughout the University integrating an entrepreneurial mindset into their teaching.

Johanson Entrepreneurship Student Fellows
The Johanson Entrepreneurship Student Fellows are an elite group of students who are provided with extensive coaching and access to resources. Over the course of the semester, the program is designed to accelerate progress towards the completion of a marketable product or the launch of a business. After being recommended by a Johanson Faculty Fellow and accepted, the Student Fellows receive 3 credits and a stipend up to $1,000 to cover expenses related to their launch.

Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Program
The Laval Entrepreneur Mentor Program (EMP) provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to build impactful relationships with Central Valley business leaders. Students in EMP are matched with a mentor that best suits their area of interest. 

Pay It Forward Luncheon Series
Each Pay It Forward luncheon features a leader from or with connections to the Central Valley. The program brings informative topics with the goal of linking business concepts to a variety of other disciplines in order to engage students from all majors. The Pay It Forward series also provides students with invaluable networking opportunities with community leaders.

Student Hatchery
The Lyles Center Student Hatchery offers support and office space to student entrepreneurs in order to work on their businesses while attending Fresno State. Students receive mentoring, access to resources, a complete office and access to facilities at the Lyles Center such as the boardroom and classroom. 

Entrepreneur In Residence
As the Lyles Center’s Entrepreneur in Residence, a prominent entrepreneur is selected to supervise the Student Hatchery, lecture in Fresno State classes, conduct seminars and act as the link between the Lyles Center and entrepreneurial leaders of the Central Valley. Nelson Sebra is currently in his eleventh consecutive year as the Lyles Center’s Entrepreneur in Residence.

Intrapreneur In Residence
As the Lyles Center’s first-ever Intrapreneur in Residence, Mendy Laval provides students with invaluable guidance and insights on implementing an innovative culture and entrepreneurial skills in a corporate setting.

MakerBot 3D Printer
The MakerBot 3D Printer is available to students upon approval.