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