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Former Amazon Employee to Lead Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly

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Former Amazon Employee to Lead Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.  — Tod Nelson, entrepreneur and former Amazon employee, has been appointed the first executive director of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Nelson, who begins his post July 1, will be responsible for representing the CIE to its supporters and alumni while building relationships with the local entrepreneurial community to bolster the program’s growth.

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San Luis Obispo County includes funding for business incubator in budget

Funding for a San Luis Obispo business incubator will now be included in the County’s annual budget…

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Entrepreneurship in Food, Wine Industry the Focus of April 22 Forum at Cal Poly

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Entrepreneurship in Food, Wine Industry the Focus of April 22 Forum at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — “Eat More Innovation: Food & Wine for Entrepreneurs” is the title of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s spring forum set for 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.

The forum will explore the dynamic world of food and wine and is designed for local business owners and young entrepreneurs exploring the food and wine industry. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with a panel of entrepreneurs who have aligned their passion for great taste with business practices, innovation and success.

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SLO HotHouse leads student startups toward success in summer program

SLO HotHouse leads student startups toward success in summer program…

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Cal Poly Announces Startups Accepted Into Accelerator Program

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Cal Poly Announces Startups Accepted Into Accelerator Program

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) has accepted 11 startup companies into this year’s SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program, an intense 13-week program aimed at helping new ventures succeed.

The program provides seed money, hands-on mentorship, and dedicated office space during the summer at SLO HotHouse’s new downtown location. Companies will also receive training through workshops and be given resources to develop skills and ideas. At the end of the program, they will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors during Demo Day in September.Read More

Kampgrounds of America CEO shares advice at SLO HotHouse

For years, franchisees of Kampgrounds of America touted their sites as the best in America — until a survey of campers found out otherwise, recalled Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of the world’s largest organization of privately held campgrounds…

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

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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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