Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) transforms motivated students into resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders.
The Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship manages and supports a wide variety of programs and activities to stimulate the entrepreneurial “learn by doing” spirit at Cal Poly, and to assist entrepreneurs in following their dreams.
Complementing classroom instruction and project-based activities, The Center provides intensive mentoring from California’s most successful entrepreneurs and Cal Poly’s most talented faculty.
In the Center’s entrepreneurial environment, students learn to generate innovative solutions to real-world problems, research promising technologies, and develop viable business plans with the support of experienced entrepreneurs and faculty mentors. In addition, the Center serves as an access point for the community to engage the entrepreneurial resources available at the University.
Cal Poly’s distinctive and time-tested learn-by-doing approach has the added benefit of welcoming California’s entrepreneurial community into a partnership that will forge our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurial leaders.