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Castle Innovations

Castle Innovations LLC aims to save lives through reinventing firearm safety using their invention, CASTLELOCK, which uses the latest biometric locking technology for the ultimate firearm safety solution. Shaun Tanaka (CEO) was inspired to start his business out of a desire to bring an innovative solution to the apparent problem of firearm violence in the U.S. With the help of the SBDC, Castle Innovations received business start training and a grant via the California Dream Fund. 

SBDC Assistance: Business Planning, Corporate Formation, Grant Application Process

Economic Impact: Business Start, $5,000 California Dream Fund Capital

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