Welcome to the application portal for the 

Cal Poly CIE SBDC

The Cal Poly Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development of technology-focused ventures by providing high-quality business assistance to start-ups and established companies. We help entrepreneurs launch companies, create and retain jobs, and attract capital investment. The SBDC is a top resource for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, offering no-cost, expert one-on-one business consulting, training and online courses in startup assistance, debt and equity funding, sales and marketing, international trade and product commercialization.

Open Applications:

Startup Incubator Program in the SLO HotHouse

Please know that our area of focus is in supporting tech and innovation startups. More specifically, startups launched by entrepreneurs whose business focus is on innovation. The innovation typically involves new technology or new uses of existing technology. The technology is based on intellectual property (IP) or a new application of existing IP contributing to a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace, serving as a foundation for a high rate of growth.

While tech and innovation is the main focus for the program, other industries are accepted and encouraged to apply. Including but not limited to:

  • Clean tech
  • Ag tech
  • Med tech
  • Aerospace

Please complete all of the questions in the application. Once you submit your application, the Cal Poly CIE team will review it and notify you by the end of the month of your status. You may be called in for an interview before your company is admitted to the program.

To view a list of past Incubator companies visit the CIE Website.

The area of focus for the Startup Incubator program at the SLO HotHouse is to support tech and innovation startups, specifically startups launched by entrepreneurs whose business focus is on innovation. The innovation typically involves new technology or new uses of existing technology. The technology is based on intellectual property (IP) or a new application of existing IP contributing to a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace, serving as a foundation for a high rate of growth.

To be eligible for the Incubator Program you must have at least one full-time employee. If you are currently a student, please apply for our Hatchery program at https://calpolycie.submittable.com/submit.

Please answer all questions in the application. If you have any questions, please contact Incubator Director Judy Mahan at jmahan@calpoly.edu or call the SLO HotHouse at (805) 756-5171.

This form is intended for individuals who are joining AngelCon 2022 Fund 5.

Cal Poly CIE SBDC