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Five Student Startups Split $45K in Innovation Quest Competition at Cal Poly

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Contact: Candice Conti
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Five Student Startups Split $45,000 in Innovation Quest Competition at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interdisciplinary team of two Cal Poly students and an alumnus took first place for their invention of LiftGator, a removable, full-size hitch-mounted lift gate, in the 12th annual Innovation Quest (iQ) competition.

Justin Russo, a mechanical engineering student; Matt Kloss, business  administration, and Marty Affentranger, a graduate of the mechanical engineering program, won the $15,000 Carson Chen Innovation Award. The LiftGator is designed to attach to the rear of a pickup. One person can install it in under three minutes.

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SLO HotHouse seeks new location to expand – Mustang News

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…

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New Offices for Law Firm, HotHouse, and The Mortgage House

Cal Poly has leased a 15,000 square-foot space in Downtown San Luis Obispo to relocate and expand its SLO HotHouse — a collaborative effort with the City and local business community…

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Entrepreneur Summer Camp a Local First

By Camas Frank SLO County youth in fifth-eighth grades will have the chance to learn some of what it takes to start a business and a few other life skills with a new summer camp this June. They’ll…

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SLO incubator expands, will accept non-Cal Poly startups

After operating full-time for just over two years now, the program will move from its current 6,000-square-foot space to a 15,000-square-foot building in downtown San Luis Obipso…

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Cal Poly’s SLO HotHouse moving to larger location

Cal Poly will be moving its SLO HotHouse program to a new space in downtown San Luis Obispo that’s more than double the size of its current location…

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Cal Poly's SLO HotHouse moving to larger location

Cal Poly will be moving its SLO HotHouse program to a new space in downtown San Luis Obispo that’s more than double the size of its current location…

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Career Services offers opportunities beyond Spring Career Fair

Summer is on the horizon, and Spring Career Fair may seem like the last chance for students to meet with employers on campus…

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The New Global Leader, Part VII: Jonathan York, PhD, Turning Passion Into Profit for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Professor Jonathan York is the founder and guiding light of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), affiliated with the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly State University located in San Luis Obispo, California. Jon teaches entrepreneurship at this elite institution…

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Cal Poly Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Program to Graduate First Class

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Contact: Candice Conti
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Cal Poly Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Program to Graduate First Class

The first cohort of 17 Cal Poly students immersed in an intensive 10-week entrepreneurship and innovation “boot camp,” will graduate from the new program this month.

The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs: A Study-Away Entrepreneurship Immersion Program is a collaborative effort involving Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) and Extended Education, and Draper University. Students from all disciplines throughout Cal Poly took part in a unique entrepreneurial experience in the world’s capital of technology innovation: Silicon Valley.

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