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Office Hours and Workshops

Application Workshops Summer 2021

Office Hours

Leadership Workshops


Leadership workshops with Lucas Dailey.

  • Tuesdays: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Contact Lucas ad [email protected]


*All events are virtual
*Events are in chronological order

Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 events schedule coming soon

Paint Your Perspective

Free painting kit will be sent to ALL participants

Speaker Event - Empower Her Challenge Finals

Alyse Nelson, CEO & Co-Founder of Vital Voices, will join us on Friday, April 23rd to share her story of launching an organization that invests in fearless women leaders across the world. Alyse founded Vital Voices alongside her fellow co-founders, Hillary Clinton, Melanne Verveer and Madeleine Albright. Alyse's talk will kick off the final pitches for the Empower Her Challenge, during which students will share their innovative business ideas to empower women and winners will be selected to receive $2000 in cash prizes. RSVP Today!

Empower Her Challenge

Join us for the Empower Her Challenge, a problem solving competition designed to inspire business ideas that empower women. The 2 day challenge kicks off on April 16th during which teams learn about 3 specific challenges disproportionately affecting women. After selecting a challenge and developing a solution, teams will pitch their ideas on April 23rd and compete for $2000 in cash prizes! ALL undergraduate and graduate students at SDSU are encouraged to register. You may register as a team of 2-3 or as an individual and be placed on a team and you must attend both days to compete.

Speaker Series March 26

Date/Time: March 26, 12PM - 1PM

Location: Zoom

Food waste warrior, entrepreneur, investor and endurance athlete, Matt Clifford is on a mission to make a positive impact in our world. Matt is the co-founder and former COO of Barnana, a line of healthful snacks made from upcycled bananas. He’s now transitioned to CEO of Keto Krisp. Join us to hear Matt’s interesting story. RSVP! 


Paid Internship Fair

Speaker Series

Date/Time: February 26, 12PM - 1PM

Location: Zoom

Nate Spees is the founder and CEO of Made by Grizzly, a creative agency developing design solutions for world changing brands. Join us to hear Nate’s story of going from the corporate world, to starting his own successful agency, to running one of the largest networking groups in San Diego and more. RSVP Today! 

Visionary Health Challenge

The Visionary Health Challenge focused on BIG health problems facing our community. We provided domain experts to advise participants on identifying a problem and guiding them on finding an innovative solution to the BIG problem. Each team (3-4 people) pitched their idea at the end of the day to a panel of judges.

Up to $2500 in cash prizes for the winning team and an offer to participate in the ZIP Launchpad SPRING cohort!

Winning teams:
1st Place: Symtalk
2nd Place: Aphasia Unity
3rd Place: AsOne

Application Workshops

Design Thinking for Social Enterprises
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn an effective approach to solving the world's problems and making a positive impact. We will focus on Design Thinking as a process to solve problems using creative solutions. As we will see, design thinking can be applied to catalyzing large-scale social change.

Speaker Event - October

With a commitment to sustainability, Derrick launched his first company at 16 and planted 150,000 trees. Since then he and his co-founders launched tentree, an apparel brand dedicated to planting 10 trees per item sold. tentree is responsible for planting over 35 million trees to date. Derrick was named a Top 30 under 30 social entrepreneur by Forbes this year. Join us to hear Derrick's story and ask questions. 

Speaker Event - November

  • Date: Friday, November 20
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Scot Chisholm, CEO/Co-Founder of Classy, a San Diego based social enterprise platform which creates fundraising tools for non-profits. Since inception, Classy has facilitated over $1 billion raised for social good. Join us to hear Scot's story of launching Classy with his friends and then turning it into a Top 100 Impact Company in the world.
  • Video

Ideation Event

Presented by the SDSU Entrepreneur Society & SDSU Women in Business

Date: Monday, December 7
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Learn More About our Ideation Event