The area of focus for the CIE Incubator program 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 this 2-year program you must have at least one full-time employee. If you are currently a student, please apply for our Hatchery program.

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 for an interview before your company is admitted to the program.  If you have any questions, please contact

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

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