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Student Startup Pilot Program

CSUSB Students Turn Your Idea into a Thriving Business!

Join the Student Startup Pilot Program and embark on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're passionate about technology, social change, or creative problem-solving, our program is your roadmap to guide you through the transformative stages of turning your innovative ideas into scalable businesses. Student startup process graphic

What to Expect

Idea Validation: We'll work with you to test, refine, and elevate your concept to its fullest potential.

Mentorship: Our team of faculty advisors and industry experts will provide personalized guidance, following the dynamic lean startup approach, to help transform your ideas into thriving ventures.

Resource Hub: Immerse yourself in innovation! Gain access to office spaces, 3-D printers, and the latest technology tools, providing the launchpad for your startup's journey to success.

Funding Opportunities: Your dream deserves investment! Get ready to pitch your startup to active investors such as angel investors and venture capitalists.

Networking: You're not alone on this path. Join an energetic community of fellow entrepreneurs, potential co-founders, and influential industry leaders. Together, we'll open doors to collaboration and growth.

Competition: Sharpen your edge! Seize the opportunity to showcase your startup in regional and national competitions such as Sunstone startup competitions, where your innovative startup can shine on the grand stage.

All CSUSB students are welcome to apply. Start your entrepreneurial journey with us today!


The following criteria must be followed to enter the student startup program:

  • All students entering must be currently enrolled at Cal State San Bernardino at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • All submitted materials must be the original work of the student.
All student applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts from Cal State San Bernardino's Entrepreneurship program. Notification of the decision will be sent to you via email provided.

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