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Cal Poly and Draper University Entrepreneurship Program Partner to Offer Students a Silicon Valley Experience

Cal Poly has announced an agreement with Draper University, a San Mateo-based entrepreneurship program run by venture capitalist Tim Draper, aimed at providing students with an intensive background in the innovative and entrepreneurial character of Silicon Valley. Beginning in January, up to 24 Cal Poly students will take part in a 10-week program called “Silicon […]

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Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Names Local Business Leader as Honored Alumnus

Michael C. Bickel, president and CEO of RPS Holdings, was named the 2014-15 Honored Alumnus of Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business. He is a 1995 graduate of the college’s Industrial Technology area, which combines a business education with technical courses covering the operations side of manufacturing. He went on to complete his master’s degree […]

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TechPitch Brings Together Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders & Business Alumni

Orfalea College of Business alumni made a big impact on the fourth annual TechPitch event on October 22, hosted by Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Economic Vitality Corporation and Softec. The event brought together six early-stage technology startups from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties to pitch to a panel of […]

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Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business Welcomes Executives in Residence

This fall, Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business will welcome 11 business leaders to campus as part of its new Executives in Residence program. During these visits, executives from the finance, advertising, manufacturing, investment banking and technology sectors will share their insights with students and faculty while learning about the college’s experiential business education philosophy. […]

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Business Students and Alumni Shine at Entrepreneurship Forum

Students, alumni and faculty from the Orfalea College of Business gathered at the Performing Arts Center for Cal Poly’s first Entrepreneurship Forum of the academic year, hosted by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The event attracted campus-wide participation in the student pitch competition and a panel discussion on the entrepreneurial journey. The final round […]

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Marketing Professor Named Senior Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship

Lynn Metcalf, Marketing Area Chair in the Orfalea College of Business, was named Senior Faculty Fellow of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Metcalf will coordinate resources within the CIE’s Faculty Fellows program, a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to facilitate and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. “I’m most interested to understand each Faculty […]

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Cal Poly Accounting Club Hosts Fall Symposium Recruiting Fair

The Cal Poly Accounting Club (CPAC) hosted its annual recruiting fair, Fall Symposium, with record attendance by students as well as local, regional and national corporations. Orfalea College of Business students graduating with degrees in accounting, finance and information systems attended the event to make critical connections with corporate recruiters in advance of fall interviews […]

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