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Leadership Starts Here

Entrepreneurship Starts Here

San Diego State University is often defined by its spirit of entrepreneurship. SDSU innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged and mentored to follow their passions and make something out of them.

SDSU was recently ranked No. 18 on FORBES' list of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities."

The Zahn Innovation Center helps students, faculty and staff work in teams in a collaborative environment to launch companies ranging from 3D printing to bio fuels.

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, along with the management department in the College of Business, are the anchors of SDSU’s entrepreneurship curriculum — featuring programs, workshops, internships, resources and events that help students transform their classroom learning into practice.

“The reason behind the Zahn Center itself is to provide a place where you can go with tables and chairs and lockers and assembly equipment and test equipment; where you can develop your own products. And hopefully, the measure of success of an incubator of this sort will be how many companies are ultimately started here.”

~ Irwin Zahn, Entrepreneur, Founder of AutoSplice, Inc.

Entrepreneurship at SDSU

Combating Concussions

Daniel Goble tests a balance tracker

With the help of the Zahn Innovation Center, researchers at SDSU are developing a new balance testing tool that will improve concussion diagnosis. Read more about SDSU innovations

The Gift of Sight

SOLO eyewear team

SOLO Eyewear, a company started by SDSU students at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, uses revenues to provide eye surgeries and prescription glasses to people in need. Read more about student-led entrepreneurship