Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

HotHouse Incubator

Open to the business community, 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 help facilitate smarter, faster growth.

While programming for the incubator is going virtual for the rest of 2020, it still includes all the essential tools need to succeed such as one-on-one mentorship from expert consultants from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Cal Poly alumni, monthly peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, an advisory board for each startup in the program, participation in pitch events, networking opportunities with distinguished business leaders and a direct pipeline to statewide angel groups and venture capital firms. Businesses will also be able to utilize all of the HotHouse resources, such as office space, conference rooms and an invaluable peer network. Applications are now open all year round.

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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.

Trees is an AI app that helps people achieve their goals connecting them to methodologies that best fit their personality type.

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.

All People is an online marketplace changing the landscape of responsible shopping, helping customers find and buy the best products for people and planet, give back to the organizations they care about, and own a piece of the company they shop at.

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 is dedicated to creating a more sustainable planet through plug and play home car charging

memwris is a touchscreen UI company that is bringing real-world work to mobile devices by completely rethinking touchscreen interaction for efficiency and accuracy. Their first product is a mobile development environment for coding on a phone.

Roopairs leverages easy-to-use software and cutting-edge technology to streamline communication and improve the relationship between small business owners and the service companies who repair and maintain their equipment and facilities.

Totem is a music festival communication platform that allows attendees to call and text each other, even in the absence of an internet connection.

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

CodeSLO provides web software development classes to the public at no cost. Classes emphasize hands-on, practical learning where students build projects and solve coding challenges.