We are NASA CPP

Our Vision

New advancements in technology fuel our drive to create great things. Our goal is to improve people’s lives one technology at a time.

Our Mission

NASA-Cal Poly Pomona Business Startup Program, also known as “NASA-CPP BSP,” embodies the Cal Poly slogan of “Learn by Doing.” This program, led by professor Dr. Erkan Ozkaya, is a place where ambitious and goal-driven student entrepreneurs come together to build new technologies that work to solve real-world problems and improve everyday lives. Students, coming from different fields of study, are able to work as a team to create innovative products using NASA’s cutting-edge technologies. The NASA technology commercialization program gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn outside of the classroom in a fast-paced startup environment.

NASA-CPP Business Startup Program has led to the success of active student participants because not only are they able to gain insight about how technology commercialization functions but also they are able to gain hands-on work experience, learn outside of the classroom, and gain insight on how to collaborate as a team in an innovative startup environment. Due to the fast-pace hands-on learning environment, past and current participants have been able to successfully receive offers from the following companies: NASA, Aerospace Corp., DHL, Southern California Edison, Walt Disney Corporation, PepsiCo, Enterprise, Advanced Sterilization Products, Kaiser Permanente, Universal Music Group, Citi National Bank, and Extron Electronics.

Within the past two years of the establishment of this program, the products created by NASA-CPP Business Startup Program has received the following awards: first place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Startup Challenge, third place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Startup Challenge, first place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Arena, VentureWell Grant winner, Federal Labs Outstanding Partnership Award and finalist for the President’s Fellowship Award.

Our Achievements

Within the past two years of the establishment of this program, the products created by NASA-CPP Business Startup Program has received the following awards: first place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Startup Challenge, third place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Startup Challenge, first place in the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Arena, VentureWell Grant winner, and finalist for the President’s Fellowship Award

Our Members

This NASA technology commercialization program consists of a talented team of goal-driven and dedicated students who contribute the knowledge that they have obtained from the classroom into the program. We have several different teams that contribute to this startup organization. For example, the engineering team helps build, design, and test our products and prototypes using technology commercialization. The graphic design team creates innovative and creative designs for our products, packaging, website, and mobile applications. The fashion design team creates the design for our physical products. The legal team helps with all the legal aspects including making contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and trademark and patent research. And lastly, the business team is in charge of product development, grant applications and competitions, and market research.