HotHouse Annex Opens

CIE opens a new facility to expand opportunities for new products, ideas and companies on the Central Coast.

CIE Opens Incubator Program to Community Startups

For the first time, the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will accept community startups into its SLO HotHouse Incubator program.

First Angel Conference

Startups have the chance to win $100,000 in angel-backed investments by applying Angel Conference and pitching to a panel of judges.

Entrepreneurship Minor Established

Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business new entrepreneurship minor opens to students from all colleges allowing students to develop the entrepreneurial mindset.

New SLO HotHouse Opens

The SLO HotHouse is a community space created through the efforts of Cal Poly, the city and county of San Luis Obispo, the business community, and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). The HotHouse is home to the CIE programs that support students and community members as they work to create new innovations and start business ventures.

Innovation Sandbox Gets Dedicated Space

Innovation Sandbox is a shared on-campus workspace for students to play with the latest prototyping/ideations tools, explore new subjects, develop technologies and share knowledge.

Faculty Fellow Program Started

The CIE Faculty Fellows are growing the entrepreneurship culture at Cal Poly. Within each of Cal Poly’s six colleges, CIE Faculty Fellows incorporate innovation, and entrepreneurship into their coursework.

Launched Incubator Program

CIE’s two-year  Incubator program includes everything needed for early-stage companies to develop into financially stable, high-growth enterprises by providing the tools; training and infrastructure that helps facilitate smarter, faster growth.

Launched Summer Startup Accelerator

The  Startup Accelerator is a 13-week summer program designed to give students everything you need to launch a real, scalable company.

Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Opens

The Cal Poly CIE SBDC offers a wide variety of services for both startups and established companies.

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