our programs

Seeking funding for your idea or business?  Click here!

Seeking funding for your idea or business?

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Looking for an internship at a startup?  Click here!

Looking for an internship at a startup?

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IDEAS at San José State University is the premier student-led startup accelerator. We connect students from all majors and help them begin their startups by providing the resources, workshops and internship programs that entrepreneurs need to succeed.

Made by entrepreneurs. Run by entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs.



We offer opportunities for entrepreneurs to challenge and grow their businesses with events like Pitch Tank, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge and various business plan competitions. Members direct access to our extensive network of mentors, alumni, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Member exclusive programs are our ZinnStarter program and Internship program.

The bottom line: We believe that our startups must continously test themselves so that they create what people want. We provide the events for to keep each team at that standard.


IDEAS at SJSU provides resources and programs that help students become leaders. We teach the soft and hard skills that industries professionals are demanding that make our members competitive in the Silicon Valley.


Ideation workshops and prototyping resources are accessible to all our members to turn today’s ideas into tomorrow’s products. In addition to connecting startups with talent, we also have in-house testers to help teams see the effectiveness of their prototypes.


We offer an energetic space for entrepreneurs, designers, and engineers to collaborate and innovate. Additionally, IDEAS partners with a number of Venture Capital and startup incubators to offer internships at startups. Their takeaways are tangible, and are broadly applicable across the startup and established corporation landscapes. Our programs allow student entrepreneurs to experience what it's like to go through the process of starting and working for a business.