Two Cal Poly students took home cash prizes in this year’s Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) 12th annual Elevator Pitch Competition. Cal Poly’s industrial engineering senior Surya Venugopal and business administration junior Sara Dada won $1,000 and $500, respectively. This year’s competition was held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on […]
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The 2019 Elevator Pitch Competition picks three new winners
Three developing student businesses now have money to launch their companies as winners of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) Elevator Pitch Competition Monday, Nov. 4. The fast-paced competition allows 10 finalists to pitch a new and innovative business idea. Each participant had 90 seconds to engage with four judges and a full crowd […]
CIE accepts record number of entrepreneurs
The CIE has accepted 11 women this year, a program record.
SLO HotHouse seeks new location to expand
Cal Poly is seeking a new location downtown for its SLO HotHouse program, with an addition of residential space to house 40-80 upper-division students.
Energy: Make It, Move It, & Use It
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship [CIE] hosted a forum on energy this past Monday in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion.
Students team up to help those living in poverty
Engineering and business administration students are coming together to explore new ways to help those living in poverty thanks to a $10,000 Sustainable Vision grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
Post Poly: How a free piece of pizza led to $1.4 million
“Pat and I were like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna put coffee in a pouch,'” Matt Canepa said. And so Grinds was born.
Campus 'Hatchery' gives students start-up opportunities
Mustang News reporter David Aguilar takes a look at how Cal Poly students can get a head start on their new business ideas and how one student is turning his idea into reality.
12 hours to hack this Saturday
Designers, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs are invited to form teams and build prototypes for judges to critique.
Making it KeyZ
Mechanical engineering sophomore Elan Timmons has been an inventor since he was seven years old. His first invention involved a pedal that was connected to the locking mechanism on his door so he could open it without using his hands.
Art and entrepreneurship to collide at forum
Kelly Trom email@example.com Think business and creativity don’t mix? The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) wants to prove the stereotype wrong today in its November Forum, Entrepreneurship and the Arts: The Impact of the Technology Revolution. “Entrepreneurship is unique in that it’s applicable to just about any industry,” media coordinator for CIE […]