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. 

Application Cycles
Spring 2022 (NOW OPEN): December 1 - February 6

Application Workshops

Application Workshops Fall 2021

Teams that follow the process as outlined in the application innovation workshop are 60% more likely to be accepted. If the dates provided conflict with school or work, please email [email protected]

Application Workshop Dates:

  • January 19: 2:00 PM
  • January 26: 3:00 PM
  • January 27:  2:30 PM
  • February 1: 1:00 PM 
  • February 3: 2:30 PM

ZIP Faculty Cohort

  • Sign up by February 6
  • ZIP Launchpad Faculty and Researcher Innovation Workshop:
  • Workshop Dates:
    • February 25: 8:30am - 10:30am
    • March 4: 8:30am - 10:30am
    • March 11: 8:30am - 10:30am
    • March 18: 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Location: EIS 103

We're Your Idea Launchpad

1. Bring Your Idea

Application is open once per semester, start early! 

2. Develop

Our advisors, mentors, and resources support your journey. 

3. Launch

Grow your idea into a launched business. 

A Track Record of Success

29 Teams Successfully Launched

Over 342 teams with over 660 students helped

Over $38.13 million raised by teams



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