Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge 2022

About

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC) is one of two programs offered through the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to cultivate entrepreneurs at San Jose State University and provide the necessary tools and guidance to enable students to take their innovative business ideas to the next level. All ideas remain the intellectual property of the participant. This year, the event will be back in person and will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on November 29th, 2022.

 

What do you need to compete in the challenge?

You can take part in the competition if you can answer these questions.

  1. What is your idea? What problem are you trying to solve?
  2. Who will benefit from your solution?
  3. If there is something similar in the world, how is your idea different from competition?
  4. Is the idea implementable and if so what do you need to take it to the next level?

 

Who can compete?

  1. SJSU Students, Faculty, Staff
  2. Students and Faculty from Partner Institutions*
  3. Graduates, Undergraduates and Alumni*

 

[*] – At least one team member must me an enrolled SJSU student

 

Important Dates

Submissions Open – October 20th, 2022

Submissions Close – November 3rd, 2022

Finalists Announcement – November 15th, 2022

SVIC FInalist Showcase – November 29th, 2022 

Upcoming Workshops

Pitching Workshop

Date: Thurs. Nov. 10, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225 (2nd Floor)

Speakers:

  • Buddy Burke, Communications Specialist, Apple, and 
  • Ritvij Gautam, Founder, TrymyUI

 

Registration : https://sjsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ArbaKPv1pvMx2C

 

Fall 2022 Advising Hours

For the month of August, we will continue to offer both in-person and virtual appointments. We will also continue to offer our Front Desk Zoom Q&A, and of course be available to you for any quick in-person questions. 

Given recent staff transitions, we will offer fewer walk-in advising sessions in August, but will continue to adjust to meet your needs. Please take note that:

  • Effective August 22nd, walk-in advising will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday from 2-4pm. For virtual appointments with an advisor, please go here.
  • Effective August 15th, Front Desk Zoom Q&A will be offered from 1:30-3pm every day (M-F) and also from 10am-12pm on Fridays..
  • The ISSS front reception will be open for in-person quick questions from 9am-4pm, Monday through Thursday, so we are open and ready to serve you. All services will remain virtual on Fridays.

Meet your 2022 Global Leaders!

Our 2022 Global Leader team hails from India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and right here in the U.S.  They are a mix of both undergraduate and graduate students with majors ranging from Computer Engineering to Advertising, and International Business. While they may come from different cultural backgrounds and have different academic pursuits, one thing they have in common is their commitment to supporting SJSU international students. Read their welcome messages, and view their welcome video here.

Aadarsha Nanthakumar

Major: MS Biomedical Engineering

Home Town: Madurai, India 

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome International Students! Reaching this far was no mean feat. Wishing you all the very best in all your future endeavors and I can’t wait to make use of this privilege to impart the knowledge to take you higher in your various pursuits.

 

Aadesh Sharma

Major: MS Engineering Management

Home Town: India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

 

Colin Mick

Major:  BS Advertising

Home Town: Davis, California

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

I’m excited to meet all of you incoming international students! Continuing your studies in a completely new country can be a big adjustment, and I hope I can help you enjoy your time here at SJSU.

 

Jeet Parekh

Major: MS Data Analytics

Home Town: Gandhinagar, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

I am delighted to assist you in making a seamless transition to your new campus life and always available to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have regarding our service and teaching procedures. I hope you are able to gain a variety of knowledge and joyful memories that will benefit you in the future. ps- Every day, you can learn something new if you listen.

 

Michelle Law

Major: BS International Business

Home Town: California 

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

Mohammad Fadzrill Aliff Bin Fadzhairi (Aliff)

Major: BS Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Systems

Home Town: Malaysia

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to everyone to SJSU! I hope you will enjoy your time here and feel connected to SJSU.

 

Riya Shah

Major: BS Computer Engineering

Home Town: India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

Sarthak Chauhan

Major: BS Computer Science

Home Town: Delhi, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Hello everyone!, I hope you are excited for your journey here in San Jose. As an international student there are a lot of things to learn about this place. I just want you guys  to enjoy the process. Best of luck.

 

Shanivi Gupta

Major: MS Human Factors/Ergonomics 

Home Town: New Delhi, India

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to San Jose State! Hope you will meet new people and discover great opportunities during your time at the university. Always believe in yourself, set goals and crush them! Also, never hesitate to reach out because we are always there for you! Go Spartans!

 

Thi Bui

Major: BS Computer Science

Home Town: Vietnam

What message do you have for our Global Spartan community?

Welcome to SJSU!

Fall 2022 Director’s Welcome

Parinaz Zartoshty,
Director of ISSS

Welcome to the fall 2022 semester at SJSU to all our returning and new international students! We hope that you are as excited as we are to have you as part of our Global Spartan family. You represent over 100 countries from around the world and you continue to broaden and enrich our perspectives as a campus. I know that this semester will  provide you with many opportunities to make new connections, experience new adventures and to continue your personal growth. We hope that you will tap into International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) as a resource to support you during this time. We are here for you! Best wishes for continued success as you embark on the fall 2022 semester!

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!

Welcome back to all of our returning international students and welcome to all of our new international students, joining us for fall 2021! We hope that you are as excited as we are to have you as part of our Global Spartan family. You represent over 100 countries from around the world and you continue to broaden our perspectives as a campus. You are such a valued member of our campus community and all of us in International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) are here to support you and to help you succeed. Continue Reading…