In Episode 5 of iSpark, the Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation celebrated National Entrepreneurship Week! We celebrated this week with a series of workshops and competitions!

Watch Episode 5 to see what we did to spread the entrepreneurial spirit!


Marissa Acosta interned at BioFiltro researching wastewater treatment systems for disadvantaged communities.

At our August 16, 2013, event in Tulare, Calif., the Clean Energy Cluster recognized Marissa Acosta, a senior at Kingsburg High School. Marissa was selected to participate in the COSMOS Program at University of California, San Diego. As an added value approach for keeping our home-grown talent in the San Joaquin Valley, the Cluster recognized Marissa for her achievement, passion, and dedication to the clean and alternative energy industry.

Mike, Marissa, Daryl

Marissa Acosta receives Clean Energy Cluster Certificate from Daryl Baltazar, chair of cluster, right, and Mike Dozier, executive director of Office of Community and Economic Development.

Marissa with Sanjar Taromi of BioFiltro

The Business Journal: Sanjar Taromi, chief marketing officer for BioFiltro, has taken on Kingsburg High senior Marissa Acosta as an intern doing research for the company as it markets a wastewater treatment system using earthworms. For the article in The Business Journal, click here.