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March 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm   |   4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Central California Angel Conference

Startups could receive up to $200,000 in angel-backed investments by applying for the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2018 Angel Conference.

Entrepreneurs looking to participate must apply by Jan. 31. The cost is $99, which includes entrance and dinner for two to the March 29 event. Apply online at

Six selected finalists will pitch in front of angel investors and an audience at the conference. The investors will vote and invest up to $200,000 in the winning startup.

Each investor contributed $6,000 in a fund set-up as a limited liability company (LLC). About 60 percent of investors are local to San Luis Obispo County, 30 percent are from Santa Barbara County and 10 percent are from Fresno County.

The inaugural Angel Conference will be held March 29 at 4:30 p.m., at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $150 for audience members, or $800 per table, which include entrance to the event and dinner.

For more information on eligibility, requirements and event registration, visit, or contact Adam Lingerfelt, SBDC project coordinator, at (805) 756-5180 or

The Angel Conference is presented by Pacific Premier Bank.