The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) helps students acquire the tools, develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur. While it can mean starting a new business, entrepreneurial careers can be found or created in just about every field, industry and organization.
At the center, students are immersed in the entrepreneurial process through hands-on innovation programs focused on our three distinct areas: LEARN, PREPARE and LAUNCH.
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering Major
“My parents were pretty unsure about my involvement in two start-ups as a freshman. Now they see the support and instruction I’m getting and the tremendous investment others are willing to make in my future. We all realize I’m a whole lot closer to making this work.”
The center prepares students to become emerging leaders and career ready entrepreneurs who generate innovative solutions to real-world problems, research promising technologies and develop viable business plans.