Founders Circle

As a Founders Circle member, you will join an extraordinary circle of dedicated philanthropists who recognize the major community benefit that comes from the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Founders Circle financial support provides the major source of operational expenses for the CIE programs. Founders Circle members play a prominent role in helping students through mentoring, classroom presentations, judging competitions and hosting internships. Given the geographic dispersion of Founders Circle members, arrangements are in place so that participation can be virtual.

For more information about joining the Founders Circle, contact Cory Karpin, director of development, at (805) 756-5171 or

To see a list of Founders Circle Members, click here.