About Us

Who Are We?

Cal Poly Entrepreneurs (CPE) are passionate students with a diverse set of interests and skills, using our collective knowledge to start impactful businesses.

Our Mission

CPE aims to provide a community for students to network and share ideas in an environment that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship.

What We Offer

Learn

  • Understand the entrepreneurial roadmap by attending our weekly meetings
  • Acquire new skills in our hands-on workshops
  • Learn about the startup community from our guest speakers

Network

  • Discuss innovative ideas with your fellow members and build an unstoppable team
  • Meet with VCs and CEOs on our Startup Tours
  • Get a job at a cutting-edge company during Startup Career Fair

Educate

  • Design your own company at our Startup Weekend
  • Leverage CIE resources like the Hatchery and the Accelerator to scale your idea
  • Use the Innovation Sandbox to construct prototypes

Meet the Officer Board!

Kalen Goo

Club President

Kalen is a third-year Software Engineering major and Entrepreneurship Minor at Cal Poly. With this, Kalen seeks to bridge the gap between software and business. He is also the creator of The Intrepid, CPE’s own podcast. In his free time, Kalen enjoys designing and developing websites and cooking a variety of local Hawaiian foods. He thrives off of connection, always seeking to expand his network. One of his core beliefs is that an opportunity’s value is solely determined by the one pursuing it.

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Alexandra Joelson

VP of Events

Alexandra is a second-year Business major at Cal Poly. She has been invested in her own startup company, Intego Sports, over the last few months and is really excited to see where she can take it. She has experience in social media marketing, finance, and running a team. Being a part of a startup has given her the opportunity to explore the business world and learn how to manage a team. Alexandra is excited to be apart of the CPE board and is ready to take this club to new heights!

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Madison Lewandowski

VP of Marketing

Madison is a fourth-year business major at Cal Poly with a concentration in marketing and a passion for entrepreneurship. She is currently working on a startup company with Sara Glaser called Fearless Fitness, which uses interactive video games to keep elementary school children healthy, active, and entertained in a safe environment. Madison has also been involved with video production, social media marketing, and branding through her popular DIY YouTube channel. She is excited to use her experiences to assist with marketing in CPE and make it the best it can be!

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Sara Glaser

VP of Member Experience and Recruitment

Sara is a fourth-year Business Administration major with an information systems concentration and a dance minor. Along with Maddie Lewandowski, Sara is working on her latest startup, Fearless Fitness, which aims at teaching children the benefits of exercise through a fun, virtual environment. In her free time, you may find Sara dancing, practicing aerial silks, hiking, or going to the beach. At CPE, Sara is excited to connect with people and to make the CPE experience as memorable, meaningful, and engaging as possible for each and every member.

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Arman Avedian

VP of Meetings

Arman is a second-year economics major concentrating in quantitative analysis and pursuing a minor in computer science. Arman is currently working on a startup that helps surfers clean and dry their wetsuits efficiently. Alongside his desire to own a business in the future, Arman dreams of working at SpaceX. Outside of all things academic, Arman likes to read, surf, or practice yoga. Arman is into all things related to personal development and always down for a chat about business-related topics and self-improvement. At CPE, he is excited to bring energy to the club.

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Jack Pawela

VP of Revenue

Jack is a fourth-year business major with a concentration in Information Systems. He is passionate in entrepreneurship and technology, and is fascinated by ideas that marry network security or distributed systems with entrepreneurship. Some of his professional experiences include conducting blockchain market research for Altium, Inc. (ASX:ALU), running digital marketing campaigns as CMO for BoltAbout Coworking, and working for himself as a freelance web developer. Outside of work, he fills his time with playing guitar, producing music, and perfecting his breakfast burrito recipe.

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Sophie Hosbein

VP of Outreach and
Community Engagement 

Sophie is a fourth-year Political Science major with an Entrepreneurship minor. Hailing from Santa Monica and the daughter of two entrepreneurs themselves, she was bound to end up in the world of pitches and ideation. She views CPE as an incredible space to share ideas, network, hear engaging and inspiring speakers, and ponder the future. Outside of CPE, Sophie works on Polycast, a podcast that explores the lives of Cal Poly students, alumni and faculty. When she is not diving into everything entrepreneurship Sophie is an aspiring chef, a golfer and an avid sports fan.

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