A forum focusing on promoting social change through entrepreneurial business techniques will be held Feb. 1 at Cal Poly in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion.
The event — from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. — is free and open to the public; it’s being put on by Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Pitches, Exhibits, Networking portion of the evening will be from 5 to 6 p.m., showcasing three Cal Poly clubs and three local nonprofits that use business techniques to make a social impact. Attendees may vote for their favorite organization, and the center will give $500 to the group with the most votes.
Panelists addressing business approaches to social problems include Alex Henige, a Cal Poly graduate and founder of the “Reduce. Reuse. Grow.” plantable coffee cup; Caroline Duell, founder and president of Elemental Herbs; “Mr. Eco” founder Brett Edwards; and Monika Hudson, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
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For more information or to register, go to https://febforum16.eventbrite.com.