Learn, build, and grow your side project through a centralized hub of resources at University of Southern California.
- LavaX — Student run accelerator with dedicated curriculum and veteran Lavalab alumni mentors.
- Blackstone Launchpad — Early stage accelerator with workspace, tools, coaching and mentorship, powered by Techstars.
- Marshall Grief Incubator — Accelerator for student and alumni entrepreneurs with mentorship and community.
- USC Rossier Edtech Incubator — Match with Venture consultant no matter what stage you are at.
- Viterbi Startup Garage — 10-week Silicon Beach located accelerator and workspace for engineering teams.
- FAB Lab — Resources for students to make design project physical reality.
- Hacker House — Venture Incubation Program providing teams with co-working space near campus and technical support.
- Alfred Mann Institute — Biomedical Engineering incubator for medical products.
- Bridge Program — Year long incubator designed for helping gaming companies grow to acquirement.
- Crunch Accelerator — Students teams learn successful startup techniques with brand, story, and customer marketing.
- D-Health Lab — Healthcare IT focused incubator with domain specific mentors.
- Lavalab — Premier student-run Incubator to start your ideas as a Product Manager, Designer or Developer.
- Spark SC — Entrepreneurship club with initiatives like Project Launch, Startup Career Fair, Tech.LA Fellows, and more.
- Troy Labs— Focused on supporting SC companies with Demo Day, capital, and startup consulting.
- Chinese Entrepreneurship Network — Entrepreneurship network backed by industry connections in China.
- Silicon Beach Club — Connect brightest USC students with companies in Silicon Beach.
- Design For America — Social impact design studio, developing products for social impact.
- AIGA USC — Professional Association for Design, creating events, experiences, opportunities.
- Corpus Callosum — Art x Technology organization to work on interdisciplinary projects.
- Los Angeles Community Impact — Pro-bono consulting for Los Angeles socially minded organizations.
- Trojan Venture Partners — Venture organization, providing platform for students to learn about venture.
- NOBE — Community for those interested in Engineering x Business.
- Trojan Blockchain Society — Focusing on education and community initiatives related to Blockchain.
- TAMID Group — Non profit providing consulting for Israeli startups.
- LATCH — Los Angeles Technical Consulting Club, focusing on UI, Strategy, and Software.
- SCOPE — Community of mobile app developers, new curriculum each semester.
- Makers — Viterbi sponsored Electronics club, develop hardware related projects.
- CAIS++ — Machine Learning community, learn ML and build projects.
- XRSC — Virtual and Augmented Reality community at USC.
- 3D4E — 3D Printing student organization, working on giving back to community.
- Code the Change — Pro-bono developer organization working on software for non-profits.
- Project Launch — Group teaching tech, design, and entrepreneurship to underserved communities.
- Trojan Cryptocurrency Club — Community of Cryptocurrency enthusiasts hosting workshops and blockchain projects.
- CybOrg — Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics community, host workshops and CTF's.
- MEGA — Makers of Entertaining Games Association. Promote game creation at SC.
- Contrary Capital — Pre-seed university-focused VC firm made up of a nationwide network across universities.
- Marshall Venture Fund — Fund exclusively for startups founded by USC students, faculty, and alumni.
- #LongLA Investor List — Firms and Angels where the investment focus or home base is in Los Angeles.
Fellowships and Fraternities
- Sigma Eta Pi — Co-ed fraternity focused on entrepreneurship.
- Alpha Kappa Si Co-ed preprofessional business fraternity, open to all majors.
- Delta Sigma Pi — Co-ed preprofessional business fraternity, for business focused students.
- Kappa Theta Tau — Co-ed preprofessional engineering fraternity.
- Eta Kappa Nu — National Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society.
- Tau Beta Pi — Oldest and Largest Engineering Honor Society
- Kairos Society — Society focusing on next generation of founders on problems worth solving.
- KP Fellows — Fellowship program connecting students to startups in engineering, design, and Product Management.
- Tech.LA Fellows — Fellowship program connecting students to LA based startups in engineering, design, and business.
- HackSC — Weekend long hackathon hosted by USC, open to students of all majors at any university.
- AthenaHacks — USC's premier all-female hackathon, trans and non-binary inclusive.
- HackSC Jr — Pre-collegiate hackathon for beginner students from underrepresented backgrounds in tech.
- BreakToMake — all-women's make-a-thon for hardware and physical hacks.
- EurekaHacks — Undergrad and Grad student hackathon focusing on data science
- ASBME Makeathon — BioMedical make-a-thon to solve problem in collaborative environment
- TrojanHacks — Semesterly 24-hour hackathon hosted by USC ACM
- USC Demo Day — Showcase of best startups for current and alum students.
- Stevens Innovator Showcase — Show inventions, startups, prototypes to faculty and LA leaders.
- ATHENA Female Founders Pitch Competition — Women focused pitch competition, hosted by 8VC and Lloyd Grief Center.
- New Venture Seed Competition — Launch program for students or recent graduates.
- USC Wrigley Sustainability Prize — Supporting environmental ideas within the USC community.
- Women in Business Competition — Teams of women MBA students pitch new business ideas before a panel of experts.
- Masseh Prize Competition — Global problems in energy, health, education, safety, and environment.
- Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Challenge — Engineering competition to develop sustainable solutions.
- The Real Deal — Competition for commercial and defense/security markets.
Founder and CEO, Travis VanderZanden ('07)
Founder and CEO, Marc Benioff ('86)
Co-Founder and CEO, Aaron Levie (Dropped out '05)
Founder and CEO, Sahil Lavingia (Dropped out '12)
Co-Founder, Max Mullen ('04)
Co-Founder, Scott Cook ('74')
Co-Founder, Andrew Viterbi ('63)
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