University of Southern California

Venture Competitions

Greif New Venture Seed Competition

Annual venture competition hosted by Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship Studies. Teams of USC entrepreneurs present to established entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. $75,000 in prize money and free legal and business services from supporting organizations.

Marshall Women's Pitch Competition

The Marshall School of Business's MBA Women's Conference Pitch Competition provides a platform for women entrepreneurs to launch their business. All team members entering the competition must be women who are current students enrolled in any of Marshall's MBA programs. There are three prizes: 1st Place - $15,000, 2nd Place - $7,500, and 3rd Place - $2,500.

Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

Annual business plan competition open to Viterbi students and faculty. This competition intends to bridge the initial seeding deficiency hindering teams from translating ideas into products by offering a $50,000 grand prize.

Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

Annual competition that provides USC students (both undergraduates and graduates) with the opportunity to use innovations in engineering and technology to develop sustainable and effective solutions to global problems and to positively affect the greater global society. In particular, it aims to address the development of solutions to problems and challenges faced by underprivileged parts of our society or in underdeveloped countries worldwide. Up to $10,000 for customer discovery. Prizes for project implementation: First place: $15,000, second place: $10,000, third place: $5,000

Silicon Beach Awards

Annual venture competition for new ventures focused on technology or entertainment. Entering teams must have at least one current USC student (graduate or undergraduate) or at least one USC alumni less than 10 years from graduation. Significant cash prizes totaling over $50,000 will be awarded to the top teams.

Stevens Innovators Showcase

Annual innovation competition open to USC graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines. Team must be led by current USC student. Students may present work in a variety of ways. All participants are required to create a poster to present at the showcase. Prizes totaling $12,000.