Teams admitted into ZIP Launchpad participate in the Experience Track (E-track), an intensive 10-week series of workshops based on lean start-up methodology. E-track provides student entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and training necessary to dream, design, and develop their ideas.
Student entrepreneurs begin our program with Entrepreneur Boot Camp, which prepares them for the rigorous demands of E-Track, regardless of experience and academic background. After successfully completing E-Track, teams go through a vetting process called the Review Panel, where their ideas are scrutinized by experts to ensure they have the necessary clout to be accepted into Launch Track. Launch Track prepares student entrepreneurs for launch from ZIP Launchpad by working towards achieving a key business milestone.
Our launched teams have raised more than $3.4 million in early-stage funding, won several business competitions, and successfully achieved set revenue and crowdsourcing goals.