San Luis Obispo’s startups are growing up fast.
Thirteen years ago, two San Luis Obispo high school students started their own company because they couldn’t find part-time jobs to fit their busy student-athlete schedules. That business, Meathead Movers, has since grown into a flourishing moving and storage empire that helps some 180 college students put themselves through school.
And home-grown tech firms like iFixit, Couto Solutions and TechXpress have survived and thrived through the downturn and beyond. Here’s a closer look at how far four of SLO’s young companies have come since inception: