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Become a Mentor

At the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), we know that to enrich the educational experience of Cal Poly students and help them advance in their careers, mentors are a key to success. We rely upon our alumni and friends to make a tangible difference by providing business advice, support and insight to help young entrepreneurs through their entrepreneurial journey.

One of the most valuable assets to any young entrepreneur is working with an experienced mentor. At CIE, we’re able to match student entrepreneurs with specific mentors and advisors at different stages throughout their business development.

Navigating all of the obstacles of starting a business can be a daunting task, and getting input from someone who has been through it before can help an entrepreneur avoid common mistakes that could potentially derail their venture.

The CIE mentorship program gives students access to our network of seasoned mentors that range from investors to technology entrepreneurs, from accountants to lawyers, computer programmers to manufacturing experts and others–all helping guide them through the different stages of professional business development.

Become a Mentor

The mentor program is an essential component of the center that extends across nearly all of our programs and events. More than 200 Cal Poly alumni and community members have volunteered their time as mentors, coaches and advisors.

We’re constantly seeking experienced mentors who’ve navigated the entrepreneurial waters and desire to give back. If you’re interested in helping Cal Poly student entrepreneurs make their mark on the world, and you want to help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in San Luis Obispo, please apply to be a part of this exciting program.

Apply to be a mentor

And for more information, email cie-mentor@calpoly.edu