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Student Innovation Idea Labs

Startup Summer Boot Camp

The SIIL Startup Summer Boot Camp is an 8-week program for selected CPP startup teams to further the development of their startup concepts and ventures. During this period, you will participate in sessions on topics such as intellectual property, customer discovery, the business model canvas, business formation, and venture financing.

Under the mentorship of business experts, each participating team is expected to create a MVP (minimum viable product) and conduct 20-30 customer interviews. The end goal of this boot camp is Demo Day, which provides a platform for the startup teams to showcase their ventures, pitch their startup concepts, and receive constructive feedback from a panel of experts. At the conclusion of this program, each team is expected to make a go/no go decision regarding its startup concept.


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In order to be eligible for the Startup Summer Boot Camp, teams must be:

  1. Finalists in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Startup Challenge
  2. CPP Startup Teams