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Application Workshops

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Leadership Workshops

Leadership workshops with Lucas Dailey.

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


*All events are virtual
*Events are in chronological order


Presented by the SDSU Entrepreneur Society & SDSU Women in Business

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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Visionary Health Challenge

Visionary Health Challenge
Team size: 3-4 active SDSU students
Date: Feb 12th
Time: 12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Location: Zoom

The Visionary Health Challenge will focus on BIG health problems facing our community. We will provide the domain experts to advise you on identifying a problem and guide you on finding an innovative solution to the BIG problem. Each team (3-4 people) will pitch 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!

speaker event eric

  • Date: Friday, June 19
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Eric will share his experiences of the early days at ShredLights from having an idea to turning it into a company lighting the way for action sports enthusiasts across the world.

speaker event ryan

  • Date: Friday, June 19
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Ryan will share the key lessons learned in the early days of Course Key and how their early learnings and practices shaped the future of the company.

event breanne

  • Date: July 24
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Breanne will discuss how her passion for Van Life translated into a mobile app and community of over 70,000 members She'll share important lessons learned along the way from her time at ZIP Launchpad and TechStars Anywhere. She will be joined by Ryan who will introduce TechStars Anywhere, an amazing virtual accelerator program.


  • Date: August 11 & 18
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


  • Date: Thursday, September 3
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Presented by the SDSU Entrepreneur Society & SDSU ZIP Launchpad

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn More About Pitchfest


  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Melani is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded Evergreen, a web based software that helps restaurants and bars operate more efficiently. With over 4500 restaurants and bars using Evergreen, Melani knows what it takes to start and grow a company! RSVP to hear her story firsthand and ask questions.

Hardware Prototyping

paid internship fair

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. 

paint your perspective

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.
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