Launching the Next Generation of Disruptive Entrepreneurs
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.
We're Your Idea Launchpad
Application open every semester, so apply when you're ready.
Our advisors, mentors, and resources support your journey.
Grow your idea into a scalable venture.
A Track Record of Success
23 Teams Successfully Launched
Over 232 teams with over 400 students helped
Over $11.1 million raised by teams
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, founded by athletes, for athletes, joined the ZIP Launchpad in 2016 and
is now in over 70 stores across San Diego. With original cold brew formulas, Bold
Brew is taking the action sports marketing industry by storm.
Find Bold Brew at a store near you!