Faculty Support

Steve Bennet and Ishie Eswar
The 2019 SVIC Faculty Judges - Prof. Steve Bennet (left) and Mr. Ishie Eswar (right)

Encourage Student Participation

Faculty support is key to student participation and overall success of SVIC. To encourage student participation, faculty members may:

  • Integrate entering SVIC as a requirement into their course syllabus
  • Assign a class project that requires students to develop an innovative business idea that they can enter at SVIC
  • Give credit or extra credit for entering the competition
  • Promote SVIC cash prizes and networking opportunities for students
  • Include a link to the SVIC website on their faculty website
  • Attend SVIC with their entire class so students can experience the event for themselves


Schedule an in-class Presentation. SVIC team is available to present the benefits of SVIC participation to your class or staff. Please email svic@sjsu.edu to schedule a brief, 5-7 minute in-class presentation.

Download the SVIC Overview PowerPoint presentation to share with their class 

2020 SVIC Faculty Volunteer - Vivek Agarwal
2020 SVIC Faculty Volunteer - Vivek Agarwal