805connect is a comprehensive database created to provide an official directory and networking platform to connect all of the businesses in the 805 area code. More than a simple business directory, 805connect provides a single place for public entities, private organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits, as well as educational institutions to have visibility and connect within the regional business community. It is designed to give you insight into the people behind the businesses in the region.

SLO HotHouse

The mission of the HotHouse is to attract and support the most vibrant talent and promising innovators and entrepreneurs in an effort to build a unique and passionate startup culture in San Luis Obispo.
(805) 756 - 5171


Softec, Central Coast Software & Technology Association Inc., is the Central Coast’s leading technology industry networking group. Established in 1995, Softec has grown to over 1000 members and includes organizations as well as individuals and is by far the largest, most active technology group in the area.

MIT Enterprise Forum

The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum hosts the region's top business and technology events. Each month, they bring together veteran business leaders and experts to host events designated to educate, inform and inspire entrepreneurs.



SLOCAMA is a non-profit organization formed in 2004, that provides local communications professionals with a forum for networking and educational seminars related to marketing.  (805) 542-0707


The EVC and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce joined forces to help the airport retain and attract airline service at the county airport by forming the SLO County Air Transportation Alliance (SLOCATA), comprised of a group of business leaders who understand the importance of a vital local airport. 

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Cal Poly

The fundamental goal of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is to open the world of entrepreneurial opportunity to Cal Poly students and faculty members and to promote entrepreneurial activity, scholarship and dialogue across the university.

Young Professionals Networking Group

YPNG, was founded in 2006 by a group of individuals looking to connect young professionals on the Central Coast.  Our goal is to promote professional development, community involvement, and personal connections with other local young professionals in our community.

Women's Economic Ventures (WEV)

In 1991 Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) established its micro-loan fund and self-employment training program. Since then, they have worked diligently to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. And although WEV targets women because of the unique challenges they face, they help men, too.
(805) 965-6073 or

Good Morning SLO

A dynamic and informative 90-minute breakfast program specifically geared to San Luis Obispo business people. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month, local experts focus on a wide variety of community and business topics. 
(805) 781-2777 or


SLO TBC is the San Luis Obispo Technical & Business Communicators, formerly the San Luis Obispo county chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (SLO STC). SLO TBC holds free professional development events on the fourth Monday of the month except during the summer season. The events focus on topics related to visual communication and information design in the technical, business, marketing, and academic arenas for experienced professionals, career changers, and students.

Mission Community Services Corporation

MCSC offers guidance in a safe educational environment, designed to make sure you get the very best business coaching available.  (805) 595-1357 or

Cuesta College Business Assistance Center

Cuesta College is dedicated to accessible, high-quality education for the support and enhancement of student success, professional development, and the community we serve. (805) 546-3100 Ext. 2255 or

SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE supports the small business community throughout San Luis Obispo County by providing business counseling, workshops, a speaker series and multilingual publications. (805) 547-0779

America's Job Center of California San Luis Obispo

America's Job Center of California provides services in San Luis Obispo County by meeting the needs of employers and those seeking jobs, education, and training.


Spokes’ mission is to train and empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions. Building on 15 years of service and support for nonprofit organizations throughout the Central Coast, Spokes is inspired by a vision where our local nonprofit sector has the skills and organizational capacity it needs to dramatically improve the health and vitality of our shared community. (805) 547-2244 or