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Can SLO become a hub for cleantech?

Broadcast date: 6/14/2018

Poly Canyon Ventures  (PCV) is a San Luis Obispo-based non-profit that provides funding to Cal Poly student-run startups. It is composed of Cal Poly students and alumni who are passionate about helping startups grow and thrive on the California Central Coast. PCV is a strong proponent of socially and environmentally responsible business and investing practices, and its team works to expose these practices to Cal Poly students and the communities it interacts with.

Founded in 2016, PCV is currently finishing its first year of serving Cal Poly and the surrounding communities. Through tax-deductible donations, PCV has been able to provide students with unique hands-on learning opportunities in the fields of entrepreneurship and angel investing, while working to create a sustainable and prosperous Central Coast.

Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with PCV’s Executive Director, Sean Reilly,  PCV’s Chairman of the Board, Nathan Johnson, Mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo, Heidi Harmon, and Energy and Sustainability Analyst at Cal Poly, Eric Veium, as they discuss how PCV is providing Cal Poly start-up teams with small amounts of equity funding and acting as a resource for start-ups to assist founders in understanding the venture capital process.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.