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Craig School of Business

The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Our Mission

Since its launch in 2003, the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has developed a track record of inspiring students, faculty, alumni and entrepreneurs to implement their ideas and work towards a successful future. The Lyles Center uses its strategic position to leverage resources from the community to assist innovators and entrepreneurs in the development of their ideas into a business. In addition, the Lyles Center develops opportunities to foster innovative and creative learning among students and community members. To attain these goals, the Lyles Center offers a variety of programs consistent with the core values of education, networking, training, collaboration and ethics.

Programs and Services


Upcoming Events

In the News


Pay It Forward Speaker Princess Soma Norodom, Local Author and Philanthropist, Releases Her Second Book, Royal Love


Sweet Potato Project Being Used in Trainings Across the State


2020 Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Calvin Kammer, Next-Gen Escape [Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Valley PBS]

April 2020:

Engineering Students, Alumni Develop Protective Equipment for Health Care Professionals [Fresno State News]

Kodey Wells, Lyles Center Alumnus, and his business, Wells Upholstery Inc., create facemasks for medical professionals amidst COVID-19 outbreak [ABC30]

March 2020:

Fresno State student develops app to serve others [ABC30]

Our Community

The success of the Lyles Center would not be possible without meaningful partnerships with community groups, corporate sponsors, businesses and individuals in support of our mission to foster innovation and entrepreneurial behaviors across the Valley and around the globe.


Entrepreneurship Lecturer (Full time)

The Department of Management in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno is inviting applications for a full time lecturer position in Entrepreneurship. 

In short, we're looking for someone who will be an "entrepreneurship champion" -- a person who can advance entrepreneurship across the campus and throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  (All the better if that person has a background in agriculture, food innovation and/or food processing, or in emerging technologies/high tech or entrepreneurial finance, particularly as it relates to food and agriculture.

The job posting can be found at: Details - Clinical Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship

The Lyles Center is located on the second floor of 5010 N. Woodrow Avenue, right next to the Savemart Center. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our programs and services!

Phone number: 559-278-3735

Fax: 559-294-6655

Instagram/Facebook: @lylescenter

We welcome you to take a tour of the Lyles Center to learn more about how we can support your entrepreneurial dreams. Thank you for visiting our website!