Welcome to the Innovation Incubator @ CSUDH

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What we do

Empowering Entrepreneurs to unlock the Power of Innovation

Curious to learn more about the Innovation Incubator at CSUDH and how we can help your startup or small business succeed? Check out our section below for more information on our programs, services.

About the Innovation Incubator

The Innovation Incubator at California State University, Dominguez Hills is a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. Our mission is to help startups and main street businesses progress through the process of achieving their growth goals by providing a unique combination of formal and informal programming, mentorship, education-based programming, dynamic events, and other value-added services.

What do we offer?

We offer a unique combination of formal and informal programming that helps students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the local community collaborative access to mentorship, education-based programming, dynamic events, and other value-added services designed to help startups and main street businesses progress through the process of achieving their growth goals. 

Accelerate Your Startup with Innovation Incubator’s Catapult™ Program

Our one-of-a-kind Catapult™ program offers startups access to specialty teams of students and volunteers that address the targeted needs of the startups under the supervision of industry experts. With a particular focus on helping local businesses and entrepreneurs, the Innovation Incubator has an unmatched record of helping traditionally disadvantaged populations and communities achieve exceptional results in record time.

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Our Programs

The Innovation Incubator offers a variety of free and fee-based programs and courses, as well as sponsoring events to help create an entrepreneurial culture at CSUDH. While designed for students, our programs are also available to faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater Southern California community at large.


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Awareness & Education

The CSUDH Innovation Incubator has a wide variety of events and programs designed to help build awareness of entrepreneurship. Most events are open to the public. See our calendar for more info!

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Learn Before You Leap


Curious about entrepreneurship, but not quite ready to take the plunge into starting your own ventures? No problem! Check out our extensive internship offerings including our signature Catapult™ micro-internship program. Learn and earn credits and digital badges for your resume. Find out more! 

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Start Real Businesses


Ready to launch a company that will generate real revenues and profits? Say no more! Join our programming for micro-enterprises. Start small to learn the ropes and then grow as you learn. Our signature Alpha Start™ program will help you launch your business in a matter of days to weeks and build real revenues quickly!

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Scalable Ventures

Are you and your startup ready to tackle the biggest markets and challenges facing society? Let us help you prepare for rapid growth with preparation for funding, launching, and getting associated with the market leaders in startup incubation and acceleration. Contact us to get customized support for your venture!   

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