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September 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm   |   4:00 pm - 7:00 pm   @  Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Demo Day

September 9, 2016 Cal Poly Performing Arts Center 4:00 – 7:00 PM Please join us for an exclusive event that will showcase our latest batch of SLO HotHouse Accelerator companies. Demo Day is the culmination of our 13-week accelerator program, during which our startups will pitch their companies and show what they have achieved under the guidance of our dedicated mentors and staff. Meet these devoted entrepreneurs, learn about their ventures and enjoy some appetizers and drinks on us. RSVP HERE

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September 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am   |   8:00 am - 12:00 am

Elevator Pitch Competition

It’s finally time to cash in on your summer brainstorming sessions. Submit your best idea in 90 seconds or less for a chance to win $1,000. Come to one of our pitch workshops and fine-tune your idea. Video submissions are due by October 20th at midnight. Apply Now! 

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October 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm   @  The Hatchery

Journalism Innovation Challenge

    Be a part of the next generation of pioneering journalists. Innovate the news and win a spot in the Hatchery. The event takes place from 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. in the Hatchery (Building 2, Room 206). Register Today! Seating is limited.    

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November 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm   |   4:30 pm - 7:30 pm   @  Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (PAC)

MoneyBall: Pitching the Perfect Pitch

  Just like a dominant pitcher in baseball, the successful entrepreneur must utilize a precise arsenal of tools in order to achieve the perfect pitch. Join us for our first entrepreneurship forum of the year as we showcase a panel of entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect pitch and announce the winners of the Elevator Pitch Competition. Register for free: http://epc2016.eventbrite.com   Sponsored by:

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November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm   |   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SLO HotHouse Grand Opening Celebration

  With a roof over our heads and a floor under our feet, the SLO Hothouse move is finally complete. The scenery has changed, the address is new, but our door is always open to friends and entrepreneurs like you! Please stop by and see our new home. There will be food, drinks, and plenty of fun. RSVP Now! 

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January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   |   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   @  Nash Family Entrpreneur (Building 2, room 210)   |  

Innovation Quest (iQ) Info Session

With $30,000 in cash prizes, don’t miss your chance to take your startup to the next level. Learn more at our info sessions: Tuesday, January 17th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Nash Family Entrepreneur Lab Building 2, room 210 Thursday, February 16th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Nash Family Entrepreneur Lab Building 2, room 210 Apply by March 3rd! 

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February 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm   |   4:30 pm - 7:30 pm   @  Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (PAC)   |  

Entrepreneurship Forum: Customer Craze

We know you’re crazy about your customers, but now it’s time to make the customer crazy for your startup. Customers are what drive a company. They hold the key to your success. Meeting customers’ needs and expectations should be at the forefront of your mind as you grow your business. Join us as we host our winter entrepreneurship forum and feature a panel of entrepreneurs that understand it’s not just about competing on price, product or promotions: these days it’s the customer experience that counts! Register…

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February 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am   |   8:30 am - 9:30 am   @  SLO HotHouse

Coffee and Conversation with Brett Landry

Join us for our monthly Coffee and Conversation event in the SLO HotHouse. Coffee will be provided, and the event is always free. Brett Landry is the founder and executive creative director of DRKHRSE, a creative communications company based in Morro Bay California. Before moving to Morro Bay with his wife and son, Brett worked as a creative director for agencies and clients around the globe, creating everything from Super Bowl commercials to documentary films starring Kelly Slater. An avid…

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February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   |   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm   @  Nash Family Entrpreneur (Building 2, room 210)   |  

Innovation Quest (iQ) Info Session

With $30,000 in cash prizes, don’t miss your chance to take your startup to the next level. Learn more at our info sessions: Tuesday, January 17th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Nash Family Entrepreneur Lab Building 2, room 210 Thursday, February 16th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: Nash Family Entrepreneur Lab Building 2, room 210 Apply by March 3rd! 

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March 9 @ 6:00 pm   |   6:00 pm - 6:00 pm   @  Building 2, Room 206

First Accelerator Info Session

Exclusively for Cal Poly students and recent alumni, the Accelerator draws from a diverse alumni pool of mentors and speakers in the startup world. In addition to hands-on mentorship and weekly workshops, companies in the Accelerator program will have access to $10,000 in seed funding to start building their business. To apply today click here. March 9th April 5th

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