Innovative Aging Solutions
The ZIP Launchpad has a special focus that aims to inspire students to develop startups that improve the lives of our elderly. Seniors (65+) are projected to surpass 20% of the US population by 2030, up from 15% today. Based on the generous philanthropic support that created the Marylinn J. Metzke initiative, we can to solve problems that address loneliness, community involvement, and the ability to live independently without excessive assistance.
APPLY WITH YOUR INNOVATION AGING IDEA
- The "Best Innovation Idea for Aging" application wins a $50 Gift Card
- Each semester we accept applications for a new cohort
- APPLY NOW!
DON’T HAVE AN IDEA?
- Attend our “Best Innovative Idea for Aging Competition"
to help come up with an innovative idea that you can apply with.
- Each semester ZIP Launchpad teams seek paid SDSU undergrad interns to help bring their idea to life. Apply to join an existing team that is in need of your knowledge/experience. Learn More
Visionary Health Challenge
The Visionary Health Challenge is the flagship ZIP Launchpad event which aims to bring SDSU students to create ideas that create a higher standard for how human beings keep their bodies healthy. The event places an emphasis on helping students, specifically in the College of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and in the College of Health and Human Services, apply their knowledge of the human body and health services to innovate the ways by which the sick and/or disabled are cared for and by which healthy people keep their bodies, and minds, operating as effectively as possible. A $1500 prize will be awarded to the team with the Most Innovative Presentation. A $500 prize will be awarded to the team with the Second Most Innovative Presentation. A $1000 prize will be awarded to the team with the Most Innovative "Aging" Presentation. Learn more about the Visionary Health Challenge
Why Aging Independently?
of seniors want to age in place at home
of the population will be 65+ by the year 2050
of all spending comes from seniors
Meet Local IAS Entrepreneurs
Founder, Partner In Aging
Dr. Daniel Goble
Founder, Access Trax