SpartUp Incubator Programs

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The SpartUp Incubator Program provides an opportunity like no other, where SJSU Spartans can safely learn, practice and test ideas outside the classroom—and grow toward launching their own startups. Through an array of programs, we help Incubator Members move from ideation to prototyping, through planning and fundraising.

Knowledge Base

A curated library of materials to help founders navigate each phase of incubation.

Incubator Events

Regular live, hybrid and remote events with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

Prototype Grants

Small grants to help selected entrepreneurs build and test prototypes.

Incubator Cohorts

Ten teams will receive a scholarship to participate in a cohort founder program with Founder Institute in Spring 2023.

Mentor/Mentee Coaching

Selected teams will be matched with experienced mentors to help guide them in the SpartUp journey.

Pitch Practice & Competitions

Several times each semester teams will participate in pitch practice and contests to move them toward the CSU Business Launch competition.

CSU Business Launch Competition 

For the first time ever, California State Universities will compete together for over $250,000 in prizes. Many campuses with entrepreneurship programs will send up to two teams to SJSU for a day of pitching and prizes in Spring 2023.