On Nov. 1, 2019, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation hosted its 13th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, where USC student entrepreneurs competed for $27,500 in cash prizes and $30,000 in in-kind awards to further their business ideas.
Jessica Schleder won $10,000 for her business idea at the 2018 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. Her idea: use artificial intelligence technology to save animal lives by increasing the number of adoptions at shelters.
In fall 2018, Marshall School of Business MBA student Maxine Lau applied for the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase to win funding for Lahtt Sauce. She ended up winning the $2,500 Venture Validation award.
Social entrepreneur Kayla Soren entered the 2017 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. Kayla advanced to the finalist round and won the $5,000 Global Impact Award for her nonprofit International Student Environmental Coalition. Watch this video to learn about the ISEC programs that benefited from the award.
In October 2018, the Trojan startup Carbon Thumbprint won $10,000 at the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. Learn more about the story behind their success.