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PitchFest is finally back

Have an idea for a new business, product, or service? Pitch your idea at PitchFest

Lean Model Competition

1st and 2nd place winners at the Lean Model Competition

Entrepreneur Day

Art without a roof, Shredlights, Sovern Republic sold their products


Zahn Innovation Center has new office hours, come in and talk Monday - Friday 12pm to 1pm


Innovative thinking
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Zahn Innovation Center Welcomes Involve

Involve is a website idea that will help high school students volunteer

     The Zahn Innovation Center is a commercial and social incubator that supports San Diego State University innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs—students, faculty and staff from any major or department on campus—as they transform their ideas into companies. 


    Do you have an idea for a commercial or social business? 

    Apply to the Zahn Innovation Center to start building a business. In the admission process we will judge the impact and feasibility of your idea. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a team or a prototype. What matters is having an idea with big potential and the commitment to bring to life. Learn more about admissions

    What is a commercial enterprise?

    A commercial enterprise is a sustainable business focused on generating a profit.

    What is a social enterprise?

    A social enterprise is a type of commercial enterprise (as defined above) that results in a social impact.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Zahn Innovation Center IT (100)

    5500 Campanile Drive

    San Diego, CA 92182-1326

    Telephone: (619) 594-0828

    Fax: (619) 594-6005


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