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Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Building the next generation of impact driven innovators and entrepreneurs!

The Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State provides access to innovation and entrepreneurship programs and mentorship. We serve as a regional hub and platform for providing approachable and accessible entrepreneurial education, community, and support to enable startup founders of all backgrounds to explore and launch their businesses.  

The mission of the Carlsen Center is to make innovation and entrepreneurship pervasive and accessible throughout the Greater Sacramento Region. The success of our entrepreneurs balances on the collaboration and support between the entrepreneurial and academic ecosystems. Each ecosystem drives different value to entrepreneurs and must be balanced to ensure our region’s entrepreneurial success.  

We want to foster both for-profit and non-profit ventures. Your donation serves to expand our programming and enhance the tools and services we can provide to our student entrepreneurs.


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GOLD Challenge
Graduates of the last decade: Show us all why your graduating class reigns supreme! The graduating class with the most donors will unlock $500 to support Alumni Association programming. At check-out, select 'alumni' as your affiliation then input your graduation year for your gift to count.
What year did you graduate from Sacramento State (please type the four digit year)?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2020 19
2 2016 17
3 2013 16
4 2014 16
5 2018 13
6 2017 12
7 2019 12
8 2012 12
9 2011 11
10 2015 11
11 2021 1
Ended
$1,000
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous for helping us reach our goal of 250 gifts! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$500
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 200 gifts! Your support for the programs and students at Sacramento State is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$500
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 50 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
David Lopez’s Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 20 gifts to the Carlsen Center Fund. Your support for the Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to David Lopez for providing this $2,000 challenge gift!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Carlsen Center Innovation Circle Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 5 Carlsen Center Innovation Center donors! Your support for the Carlsen Center is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to Cameron Law for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
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