Kickstart your funding goals...
Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters the ZIP Launchpad and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center offer SDSU students and program participants the chance to apply for different equity free funds to help them get their startups to the next level.
ZIP Launchpad Prototyping Fund | $200
Zahn Success Fund Award | $5000
Up to $5000
To achieve a major business milestone
ZIP Launchpad participants
Success Fund Oversight Committee
ZIP Launchpad Team that has been nominated by the Advisor
The Zahn Success Fund Award also triggers a Deferred Service Agreement from Mintz Levin
Follow the guidelines on the presentation below when filling out the application on F6s
The ZIP Launchpad has set up a Zahn Success Fund Award to help active student teams with their idea validation. The Award granted to teams from the Zahn Success Fund Award is non-equity funding meaning that ZIP Launchpad will not receive any shares/equity in return for the funding.
Please note, the Zahn Success Fund Award is subject to taxation.
Teams can only be awarded the Zahn Success Fund Award once. Each team can apply for up to $5,000 in funding. The first $2,500 will be paid out upon approval of the Award. The secondary award will be received after achievement of a mutually agreed upon milestone and demonstrating proper use of funds.
Upon award approval, please work with appropriate staff to complete the required forms. Processing can take up to 1-2 months.
- If the team is a legal entity, then they will need to complete paperwork as a company.
- If the team is not a legal entity, then the founder/CEO will need to complete the paperwork as an individual.
Teams are responsible for their own expenses.
Teams are required real-time (w/in 24 hours) to produce evidence to ZIP Launchpad Executive Director demonstrating that the AWARD was used as intended.
Improper use of the funds will result in immediate termination of award and failure to receive second payment.
Lavin Early Seed Startup Fund | $5000
Aztec Cooperative Fund | $1000
Up to $1000 per agreement of hourly pay
Graphics Packages, Branding, UX/UI Design, & more completed by other SDSU students
Once the services have been provided, the team is not obligated to the student providing the service for further compensation, equity, or employment.