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SLO HotHouse churns out Cal Poly success stories

The SLO HotHouse tops our conversation this week with Mike Manchak, President and CEO for the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC), regarding the latest business news and trends along the Central Coast.

Cal Poly's successful program in downtown San Luis Obispo is funded by Cal Poly and the business community. It's hosting a summer accelerator program for student startups. The venture has successfully incubated companies that have since been acquired by large corporations.

Pacific Business Times reporter Stephen Nellis has an upcoming piece on this program.

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We also discussed business assistance given in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties by Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) and Mission Community Services.

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