Bringing ideas to life, blazing trails and birthing companies – three San Luis Obispo entrepreneurs shared their insights in conversation with Sandy Duerr, former executive editor of The Tribune on May 7, 2018. Entrepreneurs included: Nesrine Majzoub, cofounder and chief creative officer of The Lens, a digital media publication that aims to humanize news by exploring the effects of politics, policy and culture on people’s lives, often from the readers themselves. Elan Timmons, cofounder of Ulzi, a personal security app that aims to prevent sexual assault. Ulzi won the first-ever Central California Angel Conference last month and has attracted about $1 million in investment. Rafael Pintor, cofounder and president of Atsá Foods, which produces premium snack bars from sustainable, wild-harvested Native American superfoods, partnering with the harvesters to share their stories as well as their foods.

Thank you to our 2018 Insight Studio lead sponsor, Mindbody and supporting sponsors, City of San Luis ObispoComevoCuesta College and Express Employment Professionals.