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ZIP Launchpad

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.

Spring 2020 Application Cycle opens on October 16th and closes on February 9th.




We're Your Idea Launchpad

1. Bring Your Idea

Application open every semester, so apply when you're ready.

2. Develop

Our advisors, mentors, and resources support your journey.

3. Launch

Grow your idea into a scalable venture.

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Application Cycles:   
Spring 2020: October 16 - February 9
Summer 2020: TBD
Fall 2020: May 1st - September 13

A Track Record of Success

27 Teams Successfully Launched

Over 283  teams with over 400 students helped

Over $15.6 million raised by teams 

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Spring 2020 

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EIS 103 - ZIP Launchpad

Check out our PitchFest, Guest Speaker Series, MakeFests and much more!

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Meet CourseKey, one of the ZIP Launchpad's biggest successes. From small beginnings, they have gone on to raise upwards of $9 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 original cold brew formulas, Bold Brew is taking the action sports marketing industry by storm.
Find Bold Brew at a store near you!

SDSU Entrepreneurship