Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

HotHouse Incubator

Open to the community, alumni and student entrepreneurs, our two-year HotHouse Incubator program includes everything needed for early-stage companies to develop into financially stable, high-growth enterprises by providing the tools; training and infrastructure that helps facilitate smarter, faster growth.

Programming for the incubator includes mentorship, monthly peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, an advisory board for each startup in the program, participation in pitch nights, networking opportunities and exclusive access to various entrepreneurial events in the community. Businesses will also be able to utilize all of the HotHouse resources, such as office space, conference rooms, and an invaluable peer network.

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Find out more about our current incubator companies listed below.

Ethic is an e-commerce platform that highlights the social and environmental impacts of brands and products, making it easy and convenient for consumers across the country to shop for their values.

Ropegun is a mobile application that makes it easy for rock climbers to track their progress, compete with friends, and get personalized training suggestions based on their goals and performance.

Armadillo Designs is creating the Armadillo Shell for the back of a pickup truck. Innovating a better storage solution for construction workers and other trades alike.

Wayve is making it easy for you to get clean water on-the-go. With a portable water filter that doubles as the cap for your reusable water bottle, Wayve provides you with an effortless, eco-friendly way to filter tap water in seconds.

BooBees is a women-empowering surf company that provides sustainable products such as a beeswax-based surf wax to replace petroleum products.

Betterfly is the first step in creating a more equitable marketplace, allowing us to buy from ourselves, give in the greater amount, and fully trust in the products we consume.

De Oro Devices is creating innovative technology to improve the quality of life for people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. Their device utilizes audio and visual cues that are clinically proven to help individuals overcome the freezing of gait, one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

NeoCharge creates solutions that improve the ease of use and ownership experience for electric vehicle owners. Their first product, the NeoCharge One, is a simple and affordable way for EV owners to get access to fast charging at home.

memwris is rethinking UI so you can get real work done on your small screen. Our first product is a mobile development environment for coding on your phone.

Roopairs is an equipment management platform that enables restaurant owners and managers to track repairs and maintenance history, while also providing a simple process for hiring service providers when equipment breaks down.

Sex.E provides sexual health and gender-based violence education through live sketch comedy shows and online content.

Board Game Atlas is a community, discovery, search, and shopping for board games. 

CodeSLO is a community coding school that offers classes and meetups for people who want to learn computer programming. Our primary focus is on web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.