Business Incubator

Startups Start Here

Our 2 year full time Incubator Program includes everything needed for early-stage companies to develop into financially stable, high-growth enterprises by providing the tools, training and infrastructure that helps facilitate smarter, faster growth. The program is open to both community and student startups.
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Incubator Programming

The Business Incubator includes valuable programming that grows startups into successful Central Coast businesses, generating the head of household jobs of tomorrow and spurring our local economy.

Mentors & Advisory Boards

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Pitch Nights, Angel & VC Network

Access to Cal Poly Resources

Cal Poly SBDC

Coffee & Conversation

Open Office Hours Experts

Workshops & Training

Tod Nelson
“This program provides emerging enterprises with a strategic path; a wide array of vital business development services and resources; and ongoing guidance, motivation and support to help new ventures succeed.”
– Tod Nelson, CIE Executive Director

Interested in applying?

Applicants must submit a business plan and answers to a series of questions that a committee will review. The committee will look for companies with technology innovation, scalability and high growth potential.
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