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Zesty Institute is a program for universities to give their students hands on experience with industry tools.


The Zesty Institute was created by in 2012.

What People are Saying About Our Programs

I think this was a great experience.  Learning how to design and develop a website is a great skill to have.  The experience of working with a real client was a great learning experience because it was more than an academic project.  It was a real life experience.  

Max Nova
Zesty Incubator Student

It was a very useful experience; I study marketing so getting the whole webpage creating was interesting and productive.  It was also interesting to see how an actual website company works and to work hand-by-hand with the creators and programmers.  I think maybe having more layouts/templates would be amazing. 

Amanda Guggenbuehl
Zesty Incubator student

Thanks to Zesty.  I learned a lot-- both to create a website and to meet the needs of a client.  This will help me a lot in the future.  Thank you for your help!

Lali Verges Canadell
Zesty Incubator Student

When I first found out that we were building websites, I got nervous because it seemed like a very difficult task.  Zesty made it fun!  From the ease of learning how to navigate and use the website to actually building it.  Zesty and the Zesty team made the whole experience great.  Also, the Zesty team was extremely open to our team coming in for help and they really gave us a lot of great advice and help.  

Laudan Yavari
Zesty Incubator Student

It was a very enjoyable experience and I learned skills that I feel will be very helpful to me when I go into the work world.  This was not just another assignment that was given in class but one that will be something I can add to my resume. 

Lauren Gagard
Zesty Incubator Student

Working with Zesty gave me the opportunity to work in the developing of a website for a real life client, which increased my knowledge of the different steps that are needed to do a website, but above everything else gave me the opportunity to listen to the client and apply her view to my work.  Thank you Zesty for this opportunity.  

Gabriela Bojorquez
Zesty Incubator Student

Great experience. Very helpful assistance, and extremely fun project.  I enjoyed looking at web design from a marketing standpoint.  I feel like this is a good experience for future endeavors.  

Michael Kennedy
Zesty Incubator Student
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Lastest News

  • Fall 2013 Zesty Incubator @ USD Winners Announced

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the Fall 2013 participants in the Zesty Incubator @ USD.  We looked for businesses in cool markets where lots was happening.  Also, we wanted business owners who under... read more

  • Applications Period for the Zesty Incubator Closed

    Thank you to all the great businesses that have applied to participate in the Fall 2013 Zesty Incubator @ USD.  We're excited to review all the interested businesses, and we look forward to announcing who will parti... read more

  • USD Spring Competition Begins!

    Head over to the voting page, and cast your votes! USD Digital Marketing Website Competition USD Digital Marketing Website Competition... read more