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Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to launch their business ideas through the ZIP Launchpad. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to launch their business ideas through the ZIP Launchpad.
 


New Name, Same Focus

The Zahn Innovation Center is now the Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad.
By Hallie Jacobs
 

With the start of the new semester, San Diego State University's on-campus business incubator received a new name. 

The Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad, formerly the Zahn Innovation Center, helps SDSU students, faculty and staff with the commercialization of their social and commercially based ideas.

A recent gift from the Moxie Foundation prompted the shift, which will focus on collaboration across disciplines, the exploration of new ideas and the launch of new ventures.  

"With the creation of the Zahn Innovation Platform — including the ZIP Launchpad (formally the Zahn Innovation Center) and ZIP Lab focused on design thinking — SDSU students have even more ways to experience entrepreneurship," said Cathy Pucher, executive director of the ZIP Launchpad.

Upcoming events

ZIP Launchpad Pitchfest — Feb. 4

Come pitch potential ideas or help decide on the audience favorite.
The event runs from 4 to 5 p.m., EBA-419

ZIP Launchpad Explore Design/3D Printing — Feb. 11

Learn how to use a 3D printer.
The event runs from 4 to 5 p.m., EBA-419

ZIP Launchpad Idea Office Hours — Ongoing

Have questions about how to get involved with the ZIP Launchpad? Drop in with questions.
Every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., EBA 419

About the ZIP Launchpad

The ZIP Launchpad’s top priority is to help SDSU students, faculty and staff from any major or department on campus launch startups and to do so in a way that brings valuable and rewarding experiences to those who participate in the process. Through its membership, ZIP Launchpad has developed a supportive and collaborative entrepreneurial community on SDSU’s campus.