John Barton, Cal State Chico grad and entrepreneur, displays his app with executives of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

John Barton (center) with the leadership of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, previewing his new app for chamber members.

Orange County entrepreneur John Barton was looking to take his business to the next level.

Once he became a resident of Cal State Fullerton’s Startup Incubator, he found the tools and the mentors to help him do just that.

After looking at a few concepts, including a money-saving app designed to connect college students with low-cost wholesome entertainment nearby, Barton settled on his current vision for Point `N Save – a customized app development and management service for businesses and organizations that may not have the know-how or desire to build and manage their own app, such as the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, his first client.

For this client, Barton and his team built an app called Live Work Play. The app helps members of the NOC Chamber of Commerce get the most of their membership. It advertises member businesses and highlights chamber events, thus creating an interactive go-to source for chamber members and encouraging community members to get involved in the organization.

“Working with Point `N Save to develop a customized app for our chamber membership and the community has been a wonderful process,” says Theresa Harvey ’80 (communications and music education), president and CEO of the chamber. “They have been responsive to our needs and have streamlined the whole process to assure we have a product that will benefit our organization and those who use our services.”

Learn more about how the CSUF Startup Incubator helped John pivot his startup into a viable business concept in the interview below.

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