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 […]
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 […]
Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) introduced the newest students accepted into their 13-week Summer Accelerator program in the HotHouse at its annual Spring Entrepreneurship Forum Tuesday, May 14. Students pitched business ideas ranging from medicinal makeup to a transportable water filter for travelers. Seven potential businesses — Armadillo Designs, Tulum Cosmetics, Ethic […]
The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host a presentation and networking forum open to all students. Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are the focal point of this year’s ninth annual Spring Entrepreneurship Forum hosted by the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on Tuesday, May 14 from 4:30 […]
In the midst of the record-breaking California drought in 2014, three Cal Poly students decided to use their senior project to try to help stop water leaks. They began designing a device that would monitor a consumer’s water usage during the month and hoped it would inspire people to pay closer attention to their consumption. […]
After two years of being in the works, Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has opened a manufacturing lab in their downtown HotHouse, called the HotHouse Annex, for entrepreneurs to use.
Having grown up with a restaurateur father, business administration senior David Bartolomucci and older brother Raymond Bartolomucci know the restaurant industry like the back of their spatulas.
Students and San Luis Obispo community members launched 11 startups in 54 hours at the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs’ annual Startup Weekend Nov. 9-11. Startup Weekend happens all over the world, but Cal Poly’s is one of the few student-run events and one of the highest attended, Cal Poly Entrepreneurs president and business administration senior Sierra […]
“It’s a more effective way to gauge the thoughts of a group,” second year business major Alistair Schwab said, who planned the event this year. “Typically you would take an average, but it’s more reflective of the judges as a whole.”
A student-run start up aims to help people who experience freezing of gait, a symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
The discussion with Flory will center around the experience, trials and errors of creating a viable business.