Entrepreneurship Symposium & Innovation Pitch Competition 2024

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We invite the SF State family and extended community at large to join us each year for diverse thought, inspiration, and celebration of Entrepreneurship at SF State. This annual symposium was founded with the mission to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, develop entrepreneurial skills and strengthen the entrepreneurial network between SF State, our local communities, and industry.

Join us for a full day of discussions, conversations, and networking opportunities with leading entrepreneurs and innovated thinkers from all industries and organizations. In addition, finalists from Innovation Pitch Competition will present their pitches for over $10,000 in prize money at the Symposium. Come see what the newest entrepreneurial ideas are out of SF State!

This year’s theme will focus on how we can better enable under-privileged individuals and communities to innovate and bring their entrepreneurial dreams to a successful reality. Our aim is to inspire our 2024 attendees to ‘pay it forward,’ and help enable the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship can be a powerful path to social mobility, and financial security and independence. Together, let’s find ways to bring the entrepreneurial dreams of our communities to fruition.

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  • Event Date: April 12, 2024
  • Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: Zoom Webinar

Symposium Sessions

Watch this space for the event agenda!


This event is supported in part by the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation at the Lam Family College of Business. We would like to thank our long-time sponsor MUFG Union Bank Foundation for their continued, generous support.

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MUFG Union Bank Foundation

MUFG Union Bank Foundation’s mission is to make philanthropic investments that expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities specifically in the areas of affordable housing, community economic development, education, human services and the environment.

Reasonable Accommodations

The Lam Family College of Business welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Sybil Yang at iefp@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.