With our advantageous location in Silicon Valley, we want to capitalize on University strengths, local business networks, and entrepreneurial expertise to support and motivate the SJSU startup community and grow a culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. We are seeking support from Industry and Strategic Affiliates that share our core values including leadership, diversity, inclusion, relevance, engagement, collaboration and creating a high quality of life.
The San José State Community offers a diverse and highly talented group of entrepreneurs with education and interests spanning a wide range of subject matter. Through our Affiliates Program, Industry partners are able to engage early with our IDC teams and have the opportunity to match their expertise with our highly-motivated startup companies. By engaging deeply with these startups, Industry Affiliates get an early look into emerging innovation. It is also an excellent opportunity to give back and provide guidance and mentorship to innovative founders. Many of our companies are started by first-generation founders that could benefit greatly from the experience and support of seasoned entrepreneurs.
Located in Silicon Valley with deep ties throughout the region, through our Strategic Affiliates program, we offer incubators, accelerators, and universities around the world the opportunity to create an Affiliate relationship with their best and brightest startup talent.