About The Zinnstarter Program
This year, we will select around 10 student-led startups to distribute $20,000 donated by Ray Zinn, former CEO of Micrel. The ZinnStarter Fellows are selected after a series of applications, interviews, and a trial period.
After becoming a ZinnStarter Fellow, each team is provided with funding (amount determined after teams are assessed), a dedicated mentor, and will be required to attend bi-weekly accelerator meetings. To receive funding, every ZinnStarter Fellow MUST participate in our bi-weekly accelerator meetings.
Students selected for the program are strongly encouraged to enter future business plan competitions to take their startup projects to the next level.
- At least one current SJSU student per team.
- Projects in any stage will be considered.
- Students who have received external funding over $100,000.
Note: Exceptional cases may be considered.
(Dates below are for the 2022-2023 cohort)
Applications Open: October 1, 2022
Information Session: October 27, 2022
Interviews Begin: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022
ZinnStarter Fellows Announced: January 31, 2023
If you have questions, please contact Ricky Chan (SJSU ZinnStarter Program Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "ZinnStarter" in the subject line.