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HALEY PAVONE, CEO OF PASHION FOOTWEAR.

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Our CEO & CTO had a lot of fun last week being interviewed live on air with Cal Poly KCPR Radio! We are very excited by the positive press Pashion has been getting in the San Luis Obispo area, and honored that KCPR wanted to reach out and do a feature on our startup. Check out our interview below: [audio src="https://pashionfootwear.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/haleypavonepashionfootwear.mp3"][/audio]  
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Pashion Footwear is incredibly excited to announce that our team has officially grown by 1! This past week, we signed on our new Product Design & Testing Consultant, Seiji, a mechanical engineering student at California Polytechnic State University - SLO. With extensive background in technical design, drafting and testing paired with an authentic passion for shoe aesthetic design, Seiji makes for a very dynamic addition to the Pashion team. He will be joining us for our Summer in the Hot House Accelerator Program, working with CTO Tyler Unbehand to finalize and test the Pashion Footwear design as we gear up...
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Pashion Footwear is excited to announce that we have officially been accepted into the 2017 SLO Hot House Summer Accelerator Program! We know that this experience is going to be essential to taking our business to the next level. In addition to earning $10,000 of equity-free funding provided by the program, we will have access to incredibly valuable mentors, resources, and an energetic and inspiring workspace surrounded by other early-stage ventures coming out of Cal Poly. We are thrilled to be a part of the program this summer, and can't wait to dive right in to making the most of...
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

After weeks of preparation, Pashion CEO Haley Pavone and CTO Tyler Unbehand put the Pashion Footwear business plan to the ultimate test: competing in the Cal Poly Innovation Quest Competition. The presentation covered all things Pashion - the high-heel phenomenon, our customer archetypes, market size, price point projections, market entry strategy, competitive analysis, a proof-of-concept prototype demonstration, and more. The 10-minute "Shark Tank" style pitch represented Haley & Tyler's first attempt to articulate the goals and potential of Pashion Footwear to a board of experienced investors and professionals, and we are so proud to say that our founding women walked...
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

As it turns out, launching a startup can be quite expensive! There’s a steep price tag on prototyping, website development, marketing, patent process, and just about everything in between. Luckily, Pashion has been able to get some initial funding with no strings attached, thanks to the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s annual Elevator Pitch Competition! Back in November 2016, Founder Haley Pavone successfully held her own through two rounds of competitive pitching to make the event finals; a live, 90-second pitch presentation in front of a judges panel and an audience of several hundred people. In that short...