University of Southern California

AIM 2014

How it Works

This 10-week summer program directed at fast-tracking startups to get to the next level. The few teams that are selected to participate through a competitive process will receive:

  • Mentoring from USC alumni and supporters
  • Access to capital from investors and lenders
  • Access to law firms to discuss legal issues
  • One-on-one training from the Small Business Development Center on running your back office
  • Consulting from Greif Center faculty on key business issues


  • Interested ventures will submit an online application
  • Top teams will be invited to pitch to a panel of judges


Applications close on May 20.


All teams must have one USC member with substantial equity and involvement. This member can be:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ph.D. candidate
  • Faculty or Staff
  • Recent alumni

Contact Us

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