Programs

The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship offers the following programs and opportunities to help students develop their entrepreneurial skills.


Silicon Valley Summer Innovation Bootcamp Summer 2018

The Silicon Valley Summer Innovation Bootcamp will be held on the campus of SJSU, in the heart of Silicon Valley. 

This two-week program is open to university students worldwide and will focus on innovation, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, and business ethics.

Classes are highly interactive sessions taught by experienced professors from SJSU’s College of Business and include corporate visits to leading high tech companies and guest lectures from Silicon Valley executives who will share their first-hand experiences.

Program Brochure (coming soon)

Application Form (coming soon)

Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)


The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge 

The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge is an annual forum to promote creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at SJSU by generating and highlighting Most Innovative Ideas.

  • Competition open to anyone affiliated with SJSU (students, alumni, faculty, and staff)
  • A chance for students from different disciplines to interact and build entrepreneurial teams
  • An opportunity for participants to get feedback from many sources on their ideas
  • A venue for participants to explain and market their ideas to industry professionals

Competition areas: Most Innovative Idea, Best Elevator Pitch, Best Executive Summary & People's choice.

For more information, visit The Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge Website


Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition  
Your Portal to the Entrepreneurial Network

The SVBPC is meant to be a link between the academic world and the "real" world. Entrepreneurship and innovation are synonymous with Silicon Valley. New products and services that provide new technology, enhance productivity, and create jobs are the hallmark of Silicon Valley. By spurring on entrepreneurship, the SVBPC strengthens the connection between SJSU and the broader metropolitan community and works to increase the economic vitality of the San Jose metropolitan area to the benefit all groups in this diverse region.

For more information, visit The Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition website 
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Entrepreneurship Concentration and Courses   

Silicon Valley is admired around the world as a dynamic entrepreneurial region that creates new firms, products and industries. San Jose offers unique educational opportunities for would-be entrepreneurs: we have more entrepreneurs, more venture capitalists, and more legal, accounting, and other specialists supporting entrepreneurship within a 30-mile radius of campus than any university located elsewhere in the world.

A concentration in Entrepreneurship prepares students to create and manage their own new ventures. This might include launching a new business, buying a franchise, leading a new project or department within a company or managing an existing family business. The interdisciplinary curriculum augments the BSBA curriculum by focusing on the challenges of developing and managing new and small businesses.

The concentration includes three required and three elective courses. The three required courses are listed below. Additional information on the concentration can be found on the Jack Holland Student Success Center webpage.

Required Courses:

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Required Courses:

Course

Title

BUS5 181

Intro to Entrepreneurship

BUS5 182

Business Plans for New Ventures

BUS2 131D

Marketing in New Ventures


BUS5 186H Entrepreneurship Lab course

  • The course gives you hands-on experience with a start up.
  • Please read the Elab Course Overview for more information. 

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IDEAS Club

We are a student run organization that focuses on fostering student-led innovative ideas and bringing them to fruition.

For more information, visit the IDEAS Club website

 

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