Join a Team

Joining a start-up is an incredible and rewarding experience. The ZIP Launchpad houses  a variety of start-up teams working on bringing their idea to life. Ideas span across a wide range of industries from retail to high-tech. Regardless of your experience and major, we can help you find an opportunity that fits your interest.


How It Works

We match your interest and background to a team in the ZIP Launchpad 

  • Based on the information you provide, your information is forwarded to the team that matches best to your interest and background. 
  • The team upon reviewing your background will contact you to set up a meeting. 
  • During the meeting, the team will review their needs with your background to mutually determine if the match is a good fit.
  • Assuming interest by the team, then your role and scope will be mutually agreed upon.
  • If it is not a good match, we will continue to look for other teams that may be a better match. 

How To Get Started 

Contact Erica Snider at esnider@mail.sdsu.edu. Erica will ask you a few questions to understand your background, interest and time commitment. She will use this information to match you to a team and facilitate an introduction. 


Benefits

Other students who have participated in a start-up describe the experience as extremely rewarding. One of the major benefits we have heard over and over again is the real-life opportunity of putting the  skills you learned or learning in college into practice.  

Other benefits include the opportunity to work in a dynamic work environment, solve problems real-time and gain insight into the daily operations of a start-up. Most importantly, you will work along side a team that is making a real impact.


Expectations

Joining a team is a commitment to work with a ZIP Launchpad start-up team. The team's responsibility  to you is to provide clear communication and work expectations.