Naming Opportunities


We know that recognition is not why you give, but it’s our way of honoring your generosity which, in turn, inspires others to follow suit. There are many ways to capture your name, or the name of someone you love, through a gift to the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Naming Opportunities

Sandbox bucket

Innovation Sandbox $1,000,000

The new and expanded Innovation Sandbox will be a state-of-the-art prototyping space, available to all students across campus. It will be located in the Cal Poly Innovation Hub, a short walk from our entrepreneurship classes and on-campus incubator.

Rocket ship

Summer Accelerator Program $1,000,000

Our flagship Summer Accelerator Program has helped launch 84 Cal Poly companies that are creating new jobs, solving big problems and making their mark on the world.


Three New Entrepreneurship Classrooms $500,000

These modern classrooms will be home to Cal Poly’s growing list of entrepreneurship classes and strategically located in the Cal Poly Innovation Hub, so that our most entrepreneurial students can develop prototypes, connect with mentors and take advantage of all CIE has to offer in one place.

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $7,500,000

An opportunity to attach your name to one of the top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the world. In total, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship impacts the lives of 3,000 Cal Poly students each year, setting them on the road to success.

Faculty Fellows $250,000

Faculty Fellows help to develop new entrepreneurial programs, classes and competitions. They serve as ambassadors in their college and work directly with students as they build their companies. A gift of $250,000 permanently endows a Faculty Fellow position in the college of your choice.

Cal Poly Innovation Hub $2,500,000

The Cal Poly Innovation Hub will be home to all of the CIE’s on-campus facilities, spaces and programs and serve as the hub where our most entrepreneurial students come to learn, prepare and launch.

Workspaces in the Innovation Sandbox $250,000

Help bring innovation to life on the Cal Poly campus by supporting a workspace in the Innovation Sandbox. 3D printers, emerging technologies, laser cutters and more, will allow students to develop new products quickly using the state-of-the-art equipment.


Gifts and Pledges of $50,000 and Above

All gifts and pledges of $50,000 and above will be permanently acknowledged on campus and in the SLO HotHouse