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Cal Poly gets $500,000 grant for technology park planning

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Students on the campus of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) in San Luis Obispo, California, U.S., on Friday, September 20, 2013. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo recently received $498,286 to further plan the expansion of its technology park.

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Milo takes home top honors at UCSB’s New Venture Competition

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Daniel Imberman (left) and Bob Lansdorp are a part of the Milo team that created an electronic wristband that processes sweat to monitor blood alcohol level. Milo took home a total of $20,000 at the UCSB New Venture Competition Thursday evening.

Six teams emerged from an initial 40 to vie for a pool of $41,500 in cash prizes at the competition, which has been around for 16 years and has produced companies like BioIQ, Phone Halo, Sirigen and Inogen.

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AppFolio files for $100M IPO

By   /  Tuesday, May 19th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Appfolio co-founder Klaus Schauser will be honored at The South Coast Business & Technology Awards in June. (Stephen Nellis photo)

  Goleta-based AppFolio filed with U.S. regulators May 18 for an initial public offering. The developer of cloud-based property management software listed $100 million as the initial fundraising target, however the size the IPO could change. The company did not stipulate how many shares it plans to sell. The move comes on the heels of […]

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Mindbody targets global expansion with IPO

By   /  Monday, May 11th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Latest news, Technology, Top 25 lists, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Mindbody CEO Rick Stollmeyer. (Business Times file photo)

In a deal that’s been heralded as the first non-bank stock offering in decades for a company based in San Luis Obispo, Mindbody filed its offering statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11.

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South Coast Biz Tech Awards: 2015 winners include Nobel winner, startups and a zoo

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A Nobel Prize winner, two recent IPOs, a cultural icon who knows how to innovate and a startup entrepreneur will be honored this year at the South Coast Business and Technology Awards. The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has announced that Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura, the founders of device makers Inogen and Sientra, the Santa […]

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Inogen earnings top Wall Street expectations again

By   /  Monday, April 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments


Inogen, the Goleta-based maker of direct-to-consumer respiratory products, on April 27 reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.5 million. The company said it had net income of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 6 cents per share. Inogen, which produces oxygen concentrators for patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions, posted revenue of $29.1 […]

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Intel funding validates virtual reality business

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Intel funding validates virtual reality business

The WorldViz virtual reality atmosphere is navigated by users using this wand.

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