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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 8:39am

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host six brilliant tech-driven startups from Central California in a pitch competition to win $100,000+ in equity-backed funding at the fifth annual AngelCon on Thursday, April 21st at 5 p.m.


The hybrid event will take place in person (pending COVID-19 regulations) at SLO Brew Rock and stream on YouTube Live.

* In person passes are limited, first come first serve. Waitlist provided.



  • 5-6PM Dinner & Networking w/ Startups (in-person only)
  • 6-7:15PM Startups Pitch
  • 7:15-7:25PM AngelCon 2021 Winner Update- Tallyfor Inc.
  • 7:30PM Winner Announcements - Audience + Investment Choice


Support the finalists and donate to the Audience Choice GoFundMe campaign.

  • AcreCloud farm-management platform offers growers and contractors customized control over their operations, extensive auditing capabilities, and access to new products.
  • ARTIFEX Technologies is building a custom measuring tool that converts distance measurements taken on-site by construction professionals into CAD-ready floor plans.
  • Milo Sensors created ION Wearable, the first discrete continuous alcohol monitor, providing continuous support and accountability.
  • NEXT Life Sciences develops and distributes medical technology that empowers people to choose when and if to have a child.
  • Novocuff is designing a minimally invasive, non-surgical device that will help prevent preterm birth.
  • TRIC Robotics provides farmers with an alternative for pesticides that is equally effective and chemical-free.

* Registration required to vote for Audience Choice Winner


COVID-19 regulations

If the event moves to remote only, all paid ticket proceeds (regardless of type) will go to the Audience Choice GoFundMe unless a refund is requested directly to angelconference@gmail.com.

Live event policies will follow current San Luis Obispo County guidelines. See most up to date regulations here.


Visit sbdc.calpoly.edu for more information.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.