Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

SLO HotHouse Incubator

Our two-year, full-time SLO 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 SLO 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.




Clove is an automated smart appliance that allows people who love food and the cooking culture to grow a sustainable supply of fresh herbs and produce in their home.





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.







Lost Coast is an emerging surf company that develops premiere equipment. Their first product is a high-performance surfboard fin with activity
tracking technology, allowing surfers to push past their ceilings via the fin design and data.








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







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.








Fauna Farms helps mitigate the environmental crisis through agriculture by providing farmers a marketplace to consistently sell responsibly raised animals, and consumers with a reliable way to eat meat responsibly.

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!

LocalsOwn is a virtual farmstand offering local farmers’ market products online. It provides consumers with an easy way to shop from farmers and farmers’ markets and order products directly to their door.

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.

Central Coast Meats is a monthly meat box delivered directly to your doorstep– literally from their pastures, to your porch. Central Coast Meats integrates regenerative farming practices that respect natures process, advocates for consumer education and transparency.

Kick-it Points is a mobile application that allows users to get deals from local businesses for doing things in the real-world.

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.

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.

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.

Baserock takes the audio experience to the next level with technology that allows you to physically feel music by vibrating bass frequencies throughout the body.

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

Savvy Leadership Academy empowering today’s youth with the tools they’ll need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Stollmeyer Technologies delivers unmanned automated vehicle (UAV) solutions for professionals; enabling them to perform mission-critical tasks reliably.

Ulzi is the first comprehensive personal security solution that harnesses the power of community, and is the only solution that integrates all four layers of safety: deter, defend, respond, and record.

BoltAbout empowers city commuters and students with quick, sustainable transportation by renting electric bikes on a monthly subscription.

Observer Analytics is an insight-driven analytics platform for developers to increase engagement and improve virtual and augmented reality experiences.