Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Open to the business community, our two-year 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.

Programming includes all the essential tools needed to succeed such as:

Businesses will also be able to utilize all of the CIE HotHouse resources, such as office space, conference rooms and an invaluable peer network. Programming includes virtual and in-person options. Applications are open year round.

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Find out more about our current incubator companies listed below.

AcreCloud’s farm-management platform offers growers and contractors customized control over their operations, extensive auditing capabilities, and access to new products, such as AcrePay and AcreAnalytics. It is the rare marriage of fintech and agtech.

ARTIFEX is an early-stage building technologies company focused on creating a spatial detection tool, the AFX-10, to expedite the as-built drawing process for construction professionals.

BlendKraft is helping winemakers eliminate redundant and non-creative work so the winemaker can focus on the art of blending wines. Website & logo coming soon!

DEMO is two way marketplace in which artists can “go public” like a company would and sell tokens (“NFTs”) that represent shares in their art. Artists can also buy tokens containing the personal data of their fans and investors if those users opt in. Website and logo coming soon!

Brunch is a recipe app that allows you to connect with recipe creators, find new recipes to cook, and plan and shop for the week.

The Farm to Table Co. is part of the agriculture revolution aiming to transform the agriculture system by enabling local food independence. Utilizing the latest advancements in ag-tech, we will be significantly improving independent access to quality food and maximizing crop yields while reducing the environmental costs of food production in a meaningful way in our communities.

HILITE (High Intensity Low Impact training Exercise) is a workout methodology that takes inspiration from dance, gymnastics, and circus – their specially designed aerial silks will be used in combination with the mini trampoline to help participants work on muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility.

Novocuff is a medical device company committed to advancing the field of maternal health. They are currently developing a device to prevent preterm labor and improve outcomes for infants and families.

OdinXR is a Virtual Reality electrical engineering lab with education, training, and gaming applications.

Ryde personalizes long distance travel for college students through our peer-to-peer service. Their community enables students to find the right riders and drivers for their trips so they can share the cost of travel and do it with people they like.

Tallyfor enhances online accounting software with the ability to complete business taxes by helping owners move data from source transactions to IRS filing.

TractorCloud is an end-to-end heavy machinery diagnostic, management, and predictive maintenance cloud platform.

Tric Robotics provides farmers with an alternative to pesticides by combining ultraviolet light with automation. Using our automated treatment service farmers can reduce treatment uncertainty and hazardous labor while increasing profitability.

Quantum’s TotalView Energy Platform illuminates the hidden costs, impacts and opportunities of the clean energy transition. Our exponentially faster electricity grid modeling and recent advances in life cycle assessment, bring human health and ecosystem “impact analytics” into corporate and government decision making for the first time.

Vetama is a mobile veterinary franchise. Veterinarians receive business support and have a high quality of life while pet-owners receive personal veterinary care from the comfort of their home.



Zeste Farms is an indoor vertical farm producing living greens like kale, arugula, cilantro, parsley, basil, dill, dandelion, etc.

As the new backbone of comprehensive physical therapy, Zoetic Motion gives people the power to heal at home. We improve patient adherence through gamifying the process and rewarding our users, while equipping physical therapists with the ability to maximize patient progress.