ZIP Launchpad

What is ZIP?

The ZIP Launchpad helps SDSU students, faculty, and staff launch a startup from their early stage idea. We strive to provide them a transformational experience to complement their SDSU education and launch successful startups into the community.

Application for Summer 2018 Closes May 20th, 2018

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Our Statistics to date

23 Teams Launched

Over 206 teams with over 400 students helped

Over $8.8 Million Raised by teams 

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Shark Tank

12:45-1:45 PM

SDSU Farmers Market



7-8:30 PM



Meet CourseKey, one of the ZIP Launchpad's biggest successes. From small beginnings, they have gone on to raise upwards of $1.2 M from investors and business competitions.
See Coursekey's Journey at the ZIP Launchpad

Bold Brew

Bold Brew, founded by athletes, for athletes, joined the ZIP Launchpad in 2016 and is now in over 70 stores across San Diego. With orginal cold brew formulas, Bold Brew is taking the action sports marketing industry by storm.
Find Bold Brew at a store near you!