Michael Stull, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), received the Golden Apple Award 2021-22 on April 7th. Professor Michael is a living example of entrepreneurship and devotion to the cause of entrepreneurship and has assisted hundreds of students in starting their businesses.
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The Golden Apple Award is a prestigious honor for teachers that recognizes their superior teaching skills and classroom practices. The 2021-22 Golden Apple Award goes to Mike Stull, Professor of Entrepreneurship at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).
Michael Stull’s Profile
Prof Michael Stull is the Director of California State University, San Bernardino’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) (CSUSB). He also serves as Interim Director of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration’s School of Entrepreneurship, the state’s first and only School of Entrepreneurship.
Stull teaches the discipline and has been a practitioner as well, enabling him to bring a unique and practical aspect to CSUSB’s entrepreneurship program.
More than a Professor
Michael Stull is more than a professor. His contributions to the entrepreneurship ecosystem go beyond teaching about entrepreneurship. In 2003, IECE at California State University San Bernardino established the Spirit of Entrepreneur Awards program.
The originator and executive producer of the Spirit of Entrepreneur Awards were Michael Stull, who came up with this concept. The award competition is a vital platform for the growth of San Bernardino’s local entrepreneurial students.
CSUSB & Professor Stull: A Match Made in Heaven
Professor Micahel Stull is at the right place at CSUSB. At this Southern California university, he leads the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) and is a key player in the local ecosystem for entrepreneurs.
Startempire Wire previously covered how the University plays a vital role by publishing state of entrepreneurship reports and surveys and is among the nation’s top universities for cyber security research and grant programs.
Some highlights are as under:
- According to the research conducted by the University, the ‘Inland Empire’ lags behind the rest of the country in the formation of opportunity-based businesses. Since 2018, the Inland Empire has been predominantly driven by necessity entrepreneurship, with opportunity entrepreneurship declining steadily from 2018 to 2020; this negative trend maintained from 2020-to 2021.
- The Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) program of the National Science Foundation is an experiential education program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It supports researchers in gaining important information about entrepreneurship, business startup, and industry needs and obstacles. The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is a major institution for the Inland Empire.
- The National Security Agency (NSA) gave CSUSB a $3 million grant to help the country develop cyber security skills. This project will be carried out in conjunction with Riverside Community College.
- The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.8 million grant to Cal State San Bernardino. The money will go toward CSUSB’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program.
- The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino received a $200K grant from Bank of America to assist underrepresented Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) firms in the Inland Empire.
Professor Stull’s recognition as the top CSUSB professor acknowledges his decades-long contribution and persistent efforts to make Inland Empire the hub of entrepreneurship.
Stull’s influence has spread beyond the confines of CSUSB. Not only have his students gone on to start enterprises that benefit the Inland Empire and the area as a whole, but Stull also teaches entrepreneurship to an international student population.