Summer Accelerator

Second-year business administration students Alexandra Joelson of San Diego, California and Allison Wagner of San Jose, California and second-year environmental management and protection student Samuel Andrews of Boulder, Colorado. Photo by Joe Johnston/University Photographer/Cal Poly 7-22-21

The CIE Summer Accelerator is a program designed to give you everything you need to launch a real, scalable company.

Exclusively for Cal Poly students and recent alumni, the Accelerator provides participants with hands-on mentorship, weekly workshops, guest speakers from across the startup world and $10,000 in seed funding to start building their business.

Throughout the program, companies will develop their business model, learn how to operate a business and practice telling their story to pitch their company.

Interested in learning more about the Summer Accelerator 2024? Come to our info sessions below:

Info session #1 Feb. 29 | 6:10-7:00 p.m.| Nash Family Entrepreneurship Lab

Info session #2 April 11| 11:10 am -12 p.m.| Nash Family Entrepreneurship Lab

Application deadline: Sunday, April 28 by 11:59 p.m.

Link to apply is coming soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to our director of student innovation programs, Thomas Katona at