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It Takes More Campaign

With an ambitious goal of $7.5M, the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will expand to meet the growing demand for classes, programs and Learn by Doing experiences that transform motivated students in to successful entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Highlights

Favor Inc. 500

Favor

“We brought the book home, divided it into three equal parts, and cut out each section with a bread knife. That’s how we built the first version of Favor! Believe it or not, the code was great, but the design and user experience was terrible. That’s when we applied for the CIE’s Summer Accelerator program.” - Ben Doherty, Favor

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InPress Technologies

“I didn’t know I wanted to be an entrepreneur but the description immediately made sense to me. I loved that the focus was on problem solving versus one particular area of business, so I became a part of the first cohort to go through the [entrepreneurship] concentration.” - Jessie Becker, InPress Technologies

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Mantis Composites

“We were four engineers who knew how to build complex technology, but we had no idea how to run a business. The stepped approach the CIE offered was incredible… The CIE turns students into entrepreneurs.” - Ryan Dunn, Mantis Composites

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Calwise Spirits

“We were all going through the same challenges and growing pains, so we could help each other out. And having access to the Cal Poly network was incredible. No matter what I needed, there was always someone willing to help.” - Aaron Berg, Calwise Spirits

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We all want to make a difference in the world. Well, here’s your chance. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, share your experience and support the next generation of Cal Poly entrepreneurs? Learn how you can change lives and have a great time doing it.

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