Create a profitable venture

Alpha Start

Have you ever wanted to make money on the side but just don’t have the time due to your busy schedule?


What would you do with an extra $500-1,000 or more per month on 5-10 hours per week?

Learn how to build a website, create advertisements, and learn marketing and graphics in less than a day! Originally $795! Get it for FREE!

Join 100+ businesses growing with CSUDH Innovation Incubator.

Fall 2024 Dates (Fridays 10AM-4PM)

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 22
***Subject to change.

Lets Innovate Together

We will help you create a profitable venture in one day!

Don’t let this golden opportunity to change your life slip by. complete your 5-minute application soon for consideration! spots are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. don’t delay!

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What is Alpha Start for?

Through a structured workbook with tons of hands-on, experienced, and knowledgeable guidance, participants will identify, plan, conceive, launch, and grow their new e-commerce venture in one day!

  • One intensive 6-hour session with hands-on training
  • Assistance with product development, branding, pricing, etc.

  • Exclusive Access to Student Startup Fund
  • Innovation Incubator Startup Digital Badge 

  • Access to resources from the community, partners, and the Innovation Incubator
  • Ongoing mentoring and coaching opportunities beyond the initial launch phase

What kind of businesses might you create? That’s up to you! Most cohorts will focus on e-commerce businesses that fall into one of three categories:

  • Service businesses (labor is exchanged for a fee).
  • Drop shipment businesses (product is manufactured, warehoused, and shipped for you by a third party).
  • Physical product businesses (product is manufactured, warehoused, and shipped by you).

But what will I actually get done? Well, your goal is to complete the following:

  • Come up with a side hustle business idea
  • Create a company name
  • Register a domain name and acquire relevant social media handles
  • Create a logo
  • Use the logo to create a business card design
  • Create a one-page flyer
  • Create a one-page website
  • Link the website to the domain name with a custom domain email account
  • Link the website to a relevant e-commerce engine (e.g. Fiverr, Shopify, Etsy, RedBubble) based upon your business
  • Generate social media posts for 52 weeks
  • Create and activateGoogle AdWords campaign to drive traffic to the website
  • Ideally, get your first sale!

Who is Alpha Start for?

Students, staff, faculty, and alumni of CSUDH. Community members may apply, but are subject to space availability.

When is Alpha Start?

We begin with an all-day intensive session on from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You should have your brand, marketing materials, online platform, and digital marketing completed by the first day. If you’re aggressive, you should even have your first sale before you leave the room!

Where is Alpha Start session held?

CSUDH Innovation Incubator,
I&I Building Room 2100
1000 E Victoria Street
Carson CA 90747

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