Random roommates in Cal Poly’s residence halls might consider themselves close friends after spending an entire year together — yet even fewer do roommates become business partners. Business junior Emmanuel Rivera-Romo and public health senior Ethan Tse started as strangers, but now run a microgreen startup together. The two were able to start a successful […]
Alumni startup Stash-it makes storage a community experience
In summer 2017, housing authorities told Cal Poly alumnus Kurt Winter he was not allowed to park his boat in his driveway. Winter began looking for short-term storage units in the Bay Area and said he was appalled by the high prices he encountered. He concluded that some alternative storage option was needed. As a […]
Cal Poly grads officially launch safety crowd-alert app Ulzi
Cal Poly graduates Maxwell Fong and Elan Timmon officially launched Ulzi on Feb. 7, hoping to prevent sexual assaults with their new app that crowdsources safety. The free Ulzi app allows users to track and be tracked by loved ones, share their location with local emergency services and assist nearby users who are in dangerous situations, according to Ulzi. […]
Want a customized balloon? This new student-run business has you covered
A student-run business is brightening up people’s day with customized balloons.
Student startup prepares to launch the first convertible heels
The product will be on Kickstarter throughout the month of July and a pop-up shop will occur June 30.
Yosemite Hall startup turned fix-it-yourself empire
You might know the unlikely origins of some of the biggest tech boom startups, like Napster and Facebook which started in university residence halls. But Cal Poly’s Yosemite Hall was once the original headquarters of iFixit, a site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. The history The idea was born in 2003 out […]
Entrepreneurship minor comes to Cal Poly
The minor will officially be available Spring 2017.
Startup creates one-stop-shop for professor and class info
Polyratings may no longer be the only place to get the scoop on Cal Poly professors and courses.
Say “I dough”: Former ASI president sells cookies for wedding fund
Owen Schwaegerle, agricultural business graduate and former ASI president, pulled a freshly baked batch of cookies from his oven, ready for packaging. In the spring of 2016, Schwaegerle and his fiancée, communication studies senior Camille Lethcoe, created a startup called San Luis Obispo Chocolate Chip Cookie Delivery, or SLO3CD. “My fiancée … was craving late […]
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.