Being a full-time college student is difficult enough by itself, let alone juggling the responsibilities of running a startup-business on the side. Each of these students' businesses featured are just ideas at first, based off of their passions in the arts of different fields.... but there is much opportunity for growth, knowledge, and success for the future.
Jenna Bee Handmade is a small business made locally in the central coast inspired by vintage clothing and accessories. Graphic Communications Junior Jenna Cady not only makes tote bags, but has expanded her line to necklaces and jean jackets. The process for making the tote bags is extensive, as Cady strives for perfection in all of her hand made products.
Sutro Farms is an idea that began in the heart of San Francsico, when Bobby Singer used the city as inspiration for his art. Though right now he only makes stickers, surf wax, t-shirts and surf boards, he plans on creating a homemade, organic, and soulful brand in the future. Singer, CEO, is a Sophomore at Santa Barbara City College.
Jacqui Klinger is a junior english major with an art minor attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In her free time, Klinger paints, sculpts and draws anything she is inspired by. Klinger sells her artwork to local stores, cafes and restaurants in the San Luis Obispo area. She has dreams of soon opening a gallery for artists to collaborate on in downtown SLO.
Entrepreneurship in itself is a full-time job. But what if you had the weight of homework, midterms and papers on your shoulders as well? Cal Poly SLO has a variety of resources for driven and devoted students to expand their ideas into reality.