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Cal Poly students win top prizes in Elevator Pitch Competition

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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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces seven new start-ups for Summer Accelerator

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 […]

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Hear about the future of startups at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

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 […]

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How a water conservation senior project turned into a company of 25 employees with nationwide reach

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. […]

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54 hours, 11 startups, 1 winner

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 […]