Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to have a full business plan to enter the SVIC ?
No, all you need is an idea that solves a problem.

What is the team size required to enter the SVIC?
Team size can range from 1 to 6.

Who can enter the SVIC?
All SJSU undergrad or grad students, faculties, staff or alumni are eligible to enter the SVIC .

Can I team up with a member of faculty to enter the SVIC?
Yes, you may team up with anyone as long as at least one of you is affiliated with SJSU.

Is the competition in-person or virtual this year?
The SVIC finalist showcase will be fully online/virtual this year.

Do I have to be a finalist in order to attend the SVIC finalist showcase?
No, you are welcome to attend, learn and network even if you are not a finalist.

Do I need to have first-hand data to showcase in my presentation?First-hand data is not required to present your idea at the finalist showcase, but it may help to impress the judges and provide evidence in support of your idea.