To catalyze an innovative and entrepreneurial culture at Cal Poly and within the SLO community.Our Success Stories
To help create jobs and grow our regional economy by providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with high quality education, consulting, support for innovation, and all of the tools necessary to build successful, sustainable, and scalable businesses.
Experienced consultants offering free and confidential services.
Practical, cutting-edge workshops that inspire innovation.
Open office hours for confidential walk-in expert consultation.
An environment filled with entrepreneurial spirit and support.
Judy is the Economic Development Director and runs the CIE Incubator and SBDC programs. She holds a J.D. from the University of Paris X Law School and an LLM in International Tax Law at Golden Gate University.
Liz Fisher is the Project Manager in charge of all programming and events. She coordinates center staff, consultants and assists the director wherever is needed. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Idaho and has a strong background in hospitality and higher education administration.
With over 20 years of financial and management experience, Damon is the Director Finance & Operations at Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and oversees the financial, accounting and daily operations of the CIE. Damon was born in England and raised in South Africa and moved to the USA 20 years ago.
Alexis coordinates the front office of the center and creates all digital and physical collateral. She is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.F.A. in Art and Design.
Olivia is the Project Coordinator and is responsible for coordinating SBDC programs, consultants, process management and marketing. She is a Cal Poly graduate and holds a B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration and a Minor in Integrated Marketing Communications.