Guidekick: The pocket-friendly historical sidekick

Take a travel guide, an audiobook and a tour guide, wrap them all into a cell-phone-sized package and slip it in users’ pockets or purses. It becomes their tour guide sidekick — a Guidekick.

Game of entrepreneurship: Gaming tips website wins CIE Elevator Pitch

When industrial engineering senior Chad Kihm pulls out his phone to play the mobile application Game of War, it’s not all fun and games.

Dreaming of safe play: Student startup swings without borders

It started as an internship for landscape architecture seniors Michael Aguas and Nicholas Tuttle. By the end, it became a dream.

Student startups accelerate to new beginnings

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is finishing up its fourth year of existence. For the first time in its history, it inducted a nonprofit into its 2014 SLO HotHouse Accelerator Program.

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.

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.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host start-up business panel

Similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” attendees will be given monopoly money for the first part of the event.

What goes around comes around: alumna pursues social change project

Chaz Daum and Clayton Cole are currently working with U.S.-based manufacturers for production. Above is a prototype of the stainless steel cuff which will be stamped with “KARMAFLOWS.ORG” on the front and a unique set of numbers on the back.…