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November 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm   |   4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Elevator Pitch Competition Finals

Join us to see who wins $1000 in 60 seconds! The Elevator Pitch Competition is held by the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) each year. It is open to students from Cal Poly and Cuesta College, and it is a blast! Expect lots of great ideas and energetic students excited about entrepreneurship! At this event, the students that were chosen to advance to the finals must give a 60-second pitch to a virtual audience and a panel…

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November 11 @ 12:00 am - November 30 @ 12:00 am   |   12:00 am - 12:00 am

Startup Marathon

Typically held in November, Marathon is a 54 hour-long event in which developers, designers, and innovators meet for the first time and develop a business over the weekend.  Check back soon for more details!

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January 19, 2021 - January 31, 2021   |   12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Camp PolyHacks 2021

Held annually, usually in January, Camp PolyHacks is a student-run, multidisciplinary hackathon dedicated to social entrepreneurship and human-centered design that spans over two days. Check back soon for more details.

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April 6, 2021 - April 17, 2021   |   12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Accelerator Application 2021

Exclusively for Cal Poly students and recent alumni, the HotHouse Startup Accelerator is a summer program designed to give you everything you need to launch a real, scalable company. Applications are usually due in mid-April. Check back soon for more details.

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April 17, 2021 - April 30, 2021   |   12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Innovation Quest Finals and Banquet 2021

The final judging and banquet usually occur in late April.  Check back soon for more details.

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May 1, 2021 - May 16, 2021   |   12:00 am - 11:59 pm

May Entrepreneurship Forum 2021

Usually taking place at the beginning of May, our forum series offers widely diversified topics in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship that allow you to dig deep, personally and professionally, in a safe environment open to students and the San Luis Obispo community. Targeted to startups and growing small businesses, the forums bring together a panel of expert entrepreneurs offering key insight on entrepreneurial challenges and models of success, followed by an interactive session. Check back soon for more information.

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June 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021   |   12:00 am - 11:59 pm

AngelCon 2021

AngelCon is an annual event in which six innovative and disruptive startups compete for $100,000+ in investment funding to help grow their business. This event usually takes place in June. Check back for more details soon.

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September 3, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am   |   12:00 am - 12:00 am   @  TBD

Demo Day 2021

Usually held in early to mid-Sept., Demo Day is the culmination of our 3-month accelerator program, during which our startups will pitch their companies and show what they have achieved under the guidance of our dedicated CIE mentors and staff. Check back soon for more details.

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