The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is created to inspire, teach and coach students, executive education participants, and faculty to integrate entrepreneurial and design thinking into their lives, to help aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their new venture and to help existing business to grow. Through courses, degree programs and complementary activities such as speakers and workshops. The CEI will provide the necessary tools and experiences for the students to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovation in the startup, social, and corporate venture arenas.
It has never been more important to create a center for entrepreneurship and innovation at Cal Poly Pomona than now. Loss of ecosystem services, a carbon constrained world, economy instability, and volatile energy prices, water and food are some of the most pressing issues that our society faces in this century. In order to solve these challenges, students need an entrepreneurial mindset that can solve problems by not only creating new ventures, but also improving existing ones. Thus, the center for entrepreneurship and innovation is an important element of the students education that will help them to become better employees, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Director Dr. Pizarro
The CEI is housed in the Department of Management and Human Resources (MHR). It not only serve the students in the MHR Department, but also students from all departments in the College of Business and very College at Cal Poly Pomona.