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4G International - Joshua Gragnani

4G International

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Joshua Gragnani is the CEO and President of 4G International, a Trucking/Transportation firm that specializes in Bulk Agricultural Commodities and Harvest Hauling.  He started this business as a student at Fresno State and has grown the company to over 6 figures in sales while continuing to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Business.  

Joshua has been nominated for the National Farm Workers Association Personal Success Award, Recipient of the 2017 Laval Entrepreneurship Mentee of the Year Award, Presidential Commendation for at 4.0 GPA while at Fresno State, Vice President of the Entrepreneurship Club, and Semi-Finalist at the 2018 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization World Elevator Pitch Competition. He has also been recognized for volunteer activities by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, U.S. House of Representatives, State of California Senate and the Legislature Assembly. 

Joshua is a proud husband and father of twins, with whom he shares every educational opportunity to learn how to operate the new family business. He is also the COO of Get Served Transportation, an On-Demand Transportation and Personal Care Assistance Provider Software company, winner of the 2019 Central Valley Venture Forum’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Stock Market Pitch Competition. Joshua plans to continue his education by pursuing a Master of Business Administration while continuing to run his business from the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Student Hatchery Program.

For more information, please contact Joshua Gragnani at

FPV Builders - Taylor Beyerle

FPV Builders

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FPV Builders offers a unique online experience for anyone interested in learning to build and fly First Person View (FPV) drones.

By connecting enthusiasts and builders with the resources they need to learn, build, and fly, FPV Builders is breaking down the barrier to enter this amazing hobby.

For more information, please contact Taylor Beyerle at

Get Served Transportation - Melvin Velasquez

Get Served Transportation

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Melvin Velasquez is 25 years old and he has obtained his Associates Degree in Business Administration from Madera Community College and his Bachelor’s Degree of Entrepreneurship from Fresno State. He is currently working on the process of applying to the MBA program at CSU Fresno. Melvin has been confined to a wheelchair since birth from Cerebral Palsy, however, he has never let the debilitating effects of Cerebral Palsy hinder him from reaching his goals. He is currently working on a “PCA Locator,” specifically designed for the physically challenged. Melvin is presenting an innovative way to assist the physically challenged with Get Served Transportation. 

Melvin’s greatest passion is the desire to have the freedom of mobility. All of his life he has had the feeling of being trapped. Melvin is going to do his best to make the feeling of entrapment a feeling of the past!

For more information, please contact Melvin Velasquez at

Naked Earth Project - Rafaela Santillan (Rafi)

Naked Earth Project

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Rafaela Santillan is a full-time student at Fresno State. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech Pathology. 

She is the Founder of Naked Earth Project and creator of the Naked Earth kitchen Sponges and shower Loofahs. She Started Naked Earth Project during Dr. Stearns Entrepreneurship Mentor Program. 

Her Business focuses on eliminating plastic waste in our homes, one sponge at a time. These sponges are made out of biodegradable materials taking less than one year to decompose. She is looking to eliminating plastic waste and eliminating our carbon footprints by providing sustainable solutions. 

As consumers, we rely heavily on the production of plastic. It is our moral responsibility to acknowledge the effects of plastic and the negative impact it has on our natural resources. -Rafaela Santillan

For more information, please contact Rafaela Santillan at

Selfi-Lock - Jorge Cruz (JC)



"CSI-USA is presently developing “Selfi-Lock,” a P2P mobile app, software solution that will allow Bluetooth communication with residential wireless locks. The mobile application will include biometric (facial recognition, fingerprint and signature) features that will be used as security confirmations between users. The mobile app will also include social networking features that will recognize local activities associated to user, GPS location. Initial mobile app prototype expected to be completed Q4-2018. The mobile app will be introduced and tested within AirBnb market."

For more information, please contact Jorge Cruz at