Focus on Entrepreneurship
Meet some of Cal U's Entrepreneurs...
Brandon Laschen, Laschen's Lawn Care
Founded in February 2012 by Cal U Senior Brandon Laschen, Laschen’s Lawn Care provides lawn maintenance and landscaping services for corporate and private customers in Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties. Upon completion of his first year of business, his company serviced more than 50 accounts and purchased over $10,000 of equipment.
Gregg Johnson ('12) and Nate Folker ('12), Custom PCs for You (CPU)
Founded during their senior year at Cal U, CPU was opened in April 2012 at 217 Wood Street, California. CPU is a reliable, intelligent computer company that sells unique custom-built computers, as well as upgrade and repair services. From novice users, to gamers, to the tech savvy, CPU can build a computer to fit your exact needs.
Chaz Sztroin ('12), Octane Mixed Martial Arts Training
Offers beginner to advanced classes in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), KickBoxing, Muay-Thai, Wrestling, Women's Boot Camp and Yoga. Whether you are beginning your fitness journey, looking to learn new skills, or a training competitively, Octane MMA's training facility and staff are ready to meet your needs. Octane MMA is conveniently located in Charleroi, PA and serves the surrounding Mon Valley Area.
Special Recognition for Entrepreneurial Activities
2013 PASSHE Business Plan Competition Participants
|Bradley Ferland, Bradley Ferland Photography||Brandon Laschen, Laschen's Proerty Management|
|Brent Sampey & Charles Smith, B@#$%in' Burgers||Catherine Lofink, The Aerobic Aquarium|
|Courtney Scalon, Color Me Courtney||Dylan Winters, Daydream Skateboarding|
|Farath Raphael, CanILive Clothing||Gary Eiter, Eiter Enterprise|
|James F. Connelly III, Entertainment Options||James Palanza, NxtLvl Games|
|Ta’lor Pinkston, Ta’lor’s Tots and Adult Day Center||Samuel Morris, Boots on Ground Fitness|
|Matthew Lacey & Dustin Graham, Complete Organic Farming|
2012 PASSHE Business Plan Competition, Second Place Winner
Chaz Sztroin, Championship Fighting Series $5,000 in Start-up Funding
2012 Pitch It Cal U Contest Winners:
1st Prize - James Palanza, Palanza Holdings MacBook, Software Package, and Printer
2nd Prize - Nathan Smith, Vyla-Safe Self Protection iPad, Accessory Package, and Printer
3rd Prize - Mark Biwojno, Campus Ice iPad and Accessory Package