The Cal Poly Pomona Student Innovation Idea Lab Summer Accelerator is an 8-week program for CPP Startup teams. Startup teams from the Bronco Startup Challenge are given the opportunity to take part in the Accelerator with the goal of further developing their ideas, performing customer discovery, pivoting, and deciding to continue developing their idea or exiting. The students participate in sessions presented by experts in various topics such as Intellectual Property, customer discovery, Business Model Canvas, business formation, venture financing and crowd-funding. The students are mentored by industry professionals, SCORE mentors, SBDC consultants, Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff, and each other.
The Summer Accelerator ends with Demo Day, which provides a platform for the startup teams to showcase their fledging ventures, pitch their developing ideas, and receive constructive feedback from a panel of experts.