Nearly 30 Fresno State entrepreneurial students will present their businesses to a panel of judges as part of the 157 Entrepreneurship Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 9, at the University Business Center at Fresno State.

The free, public event, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State. The budding entrepreneurs participating have worked with designers to develop branding and marketing materials to showcase their business concepts.

Participants at the expo are students of the Entrepreneurship 157 course (New Venture Laboratory) taught by Nelson Sebra, the Lyles Center’s entrepreneur in residence. Sebra created the event in 2014 to provide students with the opportunity to market their businesses at a trade show.

“The 157 Entrepreneurship Expo provides application of entrepreneurial principles in a real-world context,” said Dr. Scott Moore, interim executive director of the Lyles Center. “Fresno State students receive pragmatic feedback from investors and leaders with significant business acumen. This is an excellent showcase of Fresno State preparing our students for success.”

Students were also assigned to prepare video pitches for their business ideas. The videos will play throughout the expo in the theater adjacent to the Gottschalks Gallery at the University Business Center.

For more information, contact Sebra at 559.278.3735 or