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.

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!

Arman Avedian

President

Hi. My name is Arman Avedian. I am a third year economics major minoring in physics at Cal Poly and this year’s CPE president. I am passionate about the future of AI, sustainable energy, and humanity beyond Earth, to name a few. It is an exciting time to be alive, with entrepreneurs leading the change towards a better future. I hope to make CPE the place to be for any entrepreneurially-minded student to get the resources they need to move to the next step in their entrepreneurship journey.

Kalen Goo

Director of Community Engagement

Aloha everyone, I’m the resident Hawaii foodie (cooking and eating!) on the CPE board! I’m a fourth-year Software Engineering major and Entrepreneurship Minor at Cal Poly. Currently, I’m working on curating the world’s knowledge, starting with a skillset focused on software, business, and design. As Director of Community Engagement, I plan to give CPE a presence outside of our club and campus. Whether working with alumni, startups, or other colleges, everyone will know how awesome the things we do are. I’m always down to chat and network, don’t be shy!

Alexandra Joelson

Director of Finance

Hi everyone! My name is Alexandra Joelson and I am a third-year business administration major with a finance concentration and a minor in sales. I am extremely passionate about entrepreneurship and I am currently working on my own startup company, Intego Sports. I love talking about entrepreneurship and startups and I would love to connect or talk with anyone!

Jordan Overmyer

Director of Growth

Hi! I’m Jordan Overmyer and I’m a fourth-year Communication Studies Major, with an Entrepreneurship minor from Marin County, California. At Cal Poly, I’m a member of the CLA Student Committee to the Dean and work as an undergrad research assistant. The past three summers, I’ve interned for a rapidly growing SaaS software start-up company and developed skills in revenue operations, sales, and demand generation marketing.

Lane Altbaum

Director of Meetings

My name is Lane Altbaum. I’m a third-year Business Administration student concentrating in Entrepreneurship and working towards a sales minor. I’m involved with a payment splitting app called RiftPay, and I tutor on the side to pay my living expenses. When I’m not working, I’m either on my mountain bike or surfboard, outdoors with my camera, in the gym, or partying.

Anvita Vyas

Director of Events

Hello, I’m Anvita and I’m a second year business administration major at Cal Poly. I am very passionate about entrepreneurship, dance, and music! I love the fact that entrepreneurship is such an essential skill which can be applied to every profession and I hope to soon find an idea which I can turn into a business! I am also the Center for Innovation and Entreprenurship’s Student Innovation Outreach Coordinator, so please feel free to reach out to me regarding questions regarding any programs or wanting to get more involved with the entrepreneurial resources at Cal Poly!

Kenny Wu

Director of Marketing

Hi there! My name is Kenny Wu, I’m a second-year Business Administration major concentrating in Information Systems. I’m very passionate about disruptive technologies, higher education and food security, and I hope to play a bigger role in my community. I am currently the Student Director of Cal Poly Foundation and I’ve worked at 3 startups to date, so feel free to connect!

Soumya Adusumilli

Director of Content

Hi! My name is Soumya Adusumilli and I am a second-year Business Administration major intending to concentrate in Financial Management. I love to write and learn about new cultures! Recently I’ve been learning embroidery and doing scratch art (even though I’m not the most artistic person). As the Director of Content, I hope CPE’s multimedia content can provide new perspectives into the entrepreneurship world. Feel free to reach out to me, I’m always down to chat :)

Rajas Sisodiya

Fundraising Coordinator

Hey! I’m Rajas, I'm a fourth year business major with a finance concentration. I love going to the beach, cooking new foods, and swimming. I also like to longboard but have been extra cautious ever since my last accident. The main thing I love about CPE is how everyone has different goals, interests, skills, passions, but the one thing everyone has in common is that entrepreneurial vision, it’s a shared trait amongst all of us. Whether you have a startup or would just like to learn about entrepreneurship, CPE is the place to be!

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