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.

Community startups interested in joining our incubator program, apply here.

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 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.

We’ve built the worlds most powerful board game search platform. Learn about games you have or discover new ones.


The Lens is humanizing the news by creating micro-documentaries that offer authentic perspectives on humanitarian and political issues around the world, and by helping non-profits and companies with socially-responsible missions tell their stories.

Motoroso is a market network website to help automotive enthusiasts plan, build, and share their dream vehicle projects. Motoroso helps enthusiasts find inspiration through content, and purchase parts through the first dedicated marketplace for the $80B auto enthusiast segment!

Atsá Foods is an innovative food company that integrates Native American superfoods into everyday nutritious snacks while positively impacting Native American communities where key ingredients are sourced.

Wildnote technology pushes environmental sustainability forward faster with an intuitive, cloud-based platform for collecting, managing, and reporting data in the compliance, monitoring, restoration, and remediation world. Produce more consistent, accurate data and higher quality work for less cost. Make your business more competitive.

Pashion Footwear has designed an adaptable shoe that can easily convert from a
pump into a flat that is an innovative and pain-free approach to women’s footwear.

Arkitu is an interactive app for users to find items and vendors at farmers markets. Arkitu offers a set of tools for the vendor to publish themselves, in real-time, to the mobile app.

PolyRents simplifies the housing rental process for landlords and their prospective tenants.