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Dorfman Incubator Grant Recipients

The School of Management's Steve Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2023 recipients of the Dorfman Incubator Grants. This year, we awarded a total of $155,00 to five early stage companies: HortiTech, a company founded by Cal Lutheran alumni Andrea Brimmer (Business Administration), Zaria Opara (Exercise Science) and Emma Sweeney (Business Administration, currently pursuing an MBA) that developed a water filter designed to remove ammonia from water, then to be re-used as fertilizer; Wayside Energy, a company founded by alumnus James Werbe (Interdisciplinary Studies), which makes a utility-scale battery storage chassis; Environmental Market Service,  a company focusing on the establishment of groundwater exchanges as a method of addressing water shortages, founded by School of Management faculty member Matthew FienupPlotSign, founded by alumnus Zach Dunn (Marketing Communications), currently piloting a system that makes it easier for commercial property renters and buyers to connect with brokers; and finally InvoCure, a 2nd time grant recipient founded by MBA alumnus Brian Malchow, who has developed a platform for ordering medical supplies. Congratulations to all of them and thanks to Steve Dorfman, but also Mike Panesis and Matthew Donnelley who manage the selection committee and grant administration.