Resources for Student Innovators

Read the USC Stevens memo regarding USC Intellectual Property.

Athena is a program comprised of an annual pitch competition and a summit. The goal is to increase the number of women (co)founded companies at USC by providing female entrepreneurs with the environment, mentors and resources they need to launch successful businesses.

Blackstone Launchpad USC offers multiple resources including confidential 1:1 mentoring for student entrepreneurs or startups at any stage in any industry.

Entrepreneur Venture Management Association is a graduate student-led organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial students and those interested in pursuing dynamic, growth-oriented career opportunities.

Greif Center New Venture Seed Competition is an annual venture competition hosted by USC Marshall’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship Studies offering up to $85,000 in prize money. The annual competition is open to teams of USC students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni. Teams of USC entrepreneurs present to established entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists.

HTE@USC – Health, Technology and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program between USC Viterbi and the USC Keck School of Medicine that augments the training of select doctors and engineers through project-focused collaboration.

The site Incubate USC is a definitive portal to the USC entrepreneur ecosystem.

USC Incubator offers resources, guidance, and industry mentors for USC student, alumni, and faculty/staff entrepreneurs. Applications announced for the Fall and Spring cohorts.

LavaLab is USC’s only student-run startup incubator that accepts undergraduate students as designers, engineers, and product managers to create innovative products. Resources include networking and help with finding cofounders and team members.

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is among the nation’s leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to help students acquire the tools, develop the skills, and cultivate the mindset central to organizing, launching, and managing successful new ventures.

USC Small Business Clinic provides basic corporate legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations that cannot afford to pay market rates for legal services.

Spark SC is an undergraduate student-run entrepreneurship ecosystem at USC dedicated to building communities, unlocking opportunities, and expanding social impact for current and budding entrepreneurs.

USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase is organized each year to highlight student creativity and breakthrough ideas from all disciplines and provides cash prizes in several categories.

USC Viterbi Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a gateway for faculty, students and mentors, and coordinates multiple competitions including the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition, ABC Innovation Prize, Min Family Challenge, and Global Grand Challenges Summit.

VSI2 – Viterbi Student Institute for Innovation inspires, educates, supports, and mentors students.

USC Wrigley Sustainability Prize is an annual entrepreneurial competition supporting environmental ideas with market potential from within the USC community.