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  • Think Outside the Potato

Launch your startup! Apply by April 28th, 2017!

This is the only application cycle for the rest of 2017, get started the summer or fall but apply now!

Make a difference and join a team.

Join a highly motivated team and create something amazing.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors for your support and commitment!

Attend a Makefest

Get hand-on experience with prototyping tools in the ZIP Launchpad! Free to attend and Pizza!

"Thinking Outside the Potato" Challenge!

A big thank you to all of our participants for sharing their wonderful creations!!

Early Skin Cancer Detection

2016's Zahn Challenge winners are working toward a system that detects Skin Cancer.

    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.



    To Join the ZIP Launchpad Fall 2017 Cohort!!
    Application Closes: April 28th @ 11:59 PM
    For better chances attend events for application help. 

    Compete in the Clean Transportation Challenge!


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