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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBDC for Innovation
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Upcoming Events

SEO Workshop

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 @ 5:30p.m.
955 Morro Street, SLO
Cost: $45

Come hear from SEO expert, Dan Weeks! Find out how resources like Google Analytics and Webmaster tools can show you how keywords are attracting customers to your site and help you make decisions to optimize your conversion rate (successful transactions). This workshop will help you increase qualified leads according to your business specifications. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to increase your ranking by registering HERE.

For more information on the workshop please call (805)756-5171 or email

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Advancing Technology Enterprises in SLO County


One of a network of regional small business development centers, the Cal Poly Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Innovation promotes the development of technology-focused ventures.  By providing high quality business assistance to start-ups and established companies, the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation helps entrepreneurs launch companies, create and retain jobs, attract capital investment and contribute to the prosperity of the Central Coast.

The Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation represents a partnership between the university and economic development organizations already making a difference in San Luis Obispo County and neighboring areas.  In “hub and spoke” style, the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation is a central clearinghouse for clients through its SLO HotHouse headquarters.

If you're looking to start or grow a technology business, contact us to request services.  We can help with services that can make the difference in developing a business plan, exploring markets, establishing a patent strategy, solving a product development problem, finding financing, getting a product to market, making and implementing a marketing plan, and many other challenges small businesses face.

If you have services to offer businesses in our area, join us.  We are always adding to our network of mentors, service providers, and technical experts who enjoy adding value to new and growing technology ventures -- and building our local economy.

Follow the link below to view upcoming training and workshop opportunities.

Schedule of Events for the Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation