Cal Poly CIE SBDCServing San Luis Obispo County
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

From realizing a need to raising the necessary capital, we discuss the challenges startup companies face and how to navigate and overcome them from a grassroots entrepreneur. We also cover manufacturing and scaling up from a prototype to an actualized and refined product. 

After spending several years in the food service/catering industry, Nate Stein recognized the need for water conservation and improved efficiency in dishwashing. This need inspired him to create a crude prototype of what eventually became the PLATESCRAPE water saving product. Nate has succeeded in crossing the five-year threshold and now has multiple products and global contracts as the food service industry has recognized the value of his line of innovative products.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.