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Come Build With Us
We’re building the top undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country. A university-wide movement to develop the most entrepreneurial graduates anywhere. Trailblazers, who will drive innovation, build the businesses of tomorrow and lead the innovative companies of today.
Run a World-Class Startup Accelerator
Since 2010, the CIE’s Summer Accelerator program has helped launch 71 student-founded companies in everything from medical devices to sustainable snack foods. With a little bit of seed funding, a whole lot of guidance, and you – Cal Poly alumni and friends as mentors and advisors – there’s no problem too big to solve.
Create an Entrepreneurial Hub on Campus
We envision a place on the Cal Poly campus where like-minded students gather to be inspired. Where they learn from mentors, faculty, and staff, develop solutions to real-world problems, then walk across the hall to build them in a state-of-the-art makers space. We envision a place where our most innovative students feel right at home.
Become a Leader in Entrepreneurial Education
A top entrepreneurship program is only as strong as the faculty who support it. Each year the CIE names three new Faculty Fellows who work with our most entrepreneurial students and develop, launch and expand entrepreneurial programming university-wide.
Expand Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Developing an entrepreneurial mindset puts Cal Poly students on the road to success. Through an on-campus incubator, entrepreneurship forums, campus-wide competitions, and 19 unique entrepreneurship classes, we encourage students to develop big ideas. Then we give them the tools to execute.
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