Our story began in 2012

Poly Founders was created with the purpose of connecting young entrepreneurs of all backgrounds under a common roof. While Cal Poly Pomona is our home, we welcome students, alumni, and professionals from all universities and organizations. Poly Founders works with budding entrepreneurs, exceptional students, and prominent professors in order to unite the worlds of entrepreneurship, academia, and industry. We help entrepreneurs by offering our resources, knowledge, and network.


We teach you the basics for what it takes to be an entrepreneur. From starting your business from the ground up to pitching to investors to finding the ideal co-founders, we have the resources to help.


Your Network is your Net Worth. We at Poly Founders have a vast network of CEO's, Founders, Entrepreneurs, VP's of Fortune 500 companies and Investors. Ask us, we will connect the dots for you.


Be disruptive. We organize Hackpoly, a 24 hour event where students from all over get together and collaboratively create a product like an app or website, and go on to pitch to successful entrepreneurs and executives.


Have the next million dollar idea? Come to our annual Bronco Startup Challenge where we have over $10,000 to give out.

Our Events

General Meetings

Every Thursday @ NOON in room 163-2004

E-Board Meetings

E-board meetings are every Tuesday (Ask an e-board member)

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Hackpoly is Cal Poly Pomona's annual hackathon put on by Poly Founders. It is a 24-hour programming competition to build anything.

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MAY 2016

Bronco Startup Challenge is Cal Poly Pomona's annual event put on by Poly Founders. It's a 2-minute startup pitch competition that rewards students with over $10,000 in cash.

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