June 2017

By Haley Pavone
Accelerator Program
Pashion Footwear continued their winning streak when they were accepted into the Cal Poly Hot House Summer Accelerator - an intensive 12-week startup bootcamp. The program provided the team with a collaborative workspace, access to experienced mentorship, startup topic crash courses, and an additional $10,000 in equity-free funding. Pavone & Unbehand hired on their first founding team member, Seiji van Bronkhorst - a mechanical engineer with a passion for shoes. Together, the three set out to make the most of the summer program.