The CIE 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). It is an off-campus location that houses CIE programs with the goal to support students and community members as they work to create new innovations and start business ventures.

The HotHouse is a space that seeks to attract and support the most vibrant talent and promising innovators and entrepreneurs in an effort to build a unique and passionate startup culture in San Luis Obispo. Watch the video below for an inside look.


Located in Downtown San Luis Obispo, the CIE HotHouse is home to: