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  • Think Outside the Potato

Apply with your idea NOW-Feb 5, 2017

Apply to receive free mentorship, funding and more.

"Thinking Outside the Potato" Challenge!

Sponsored by the Capper Family, students will apply innovation, technology and creativity to transform Mr/Mrs Potato Head into a tool, device, accessory, art or something that connects to products in every day life.

The 5th Annual Zahn Challenge

Save the date and join us at the 5th Annual Zahn Challenge a showcase, quick pitch and awards ceremony. RSVP here.

Make a difference and join a team.

Join a highly motivated team and create something amazing.

Attend Makefest

On Nov. 17th @5pm learn how to use the 3D Printer and print your own design!

Pitchfest with Entrepreneurship Society

Come to Pitchfest on Nov 16th @ 4pm and pitch your startup idea to win prizes!

Thank You to Our Fall 2015 Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors for your support and commitment!

Helping Those with MS

2015's Zahn Challenge winners are working toward a system that detects Multiple Sclerosis.

    The ZIP Launchpad helps SDSU students, faculty, and staff launch a startup from their early stage idea.


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    Course Key

    Course Key is one of the ZIP Launchpad's biggest successes. From small beginnings they have gone on to raise upwards of $800k from investors and business competitions.

    Thank You To Our Sponsors


    SponsorSummer2016 

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    Learn more about the event here.

    Join the Thinking Outside the Potato Challenge


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    Application Closes November 18th @ 11:59pm

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