University of Southern California

Trojan Social Enterprises

Anti-Aging Games
Elizabeth Amini, MBA '08
Using games that help stimulate the brain, Anti-Aging Games hopes to increase quality of life and longevity for people. The venture donates 20% of its pre-tax profit to worthy charities.

Artful Planters
Alex Duong, '12 and Andrew Arnold, '12
Artful Planters creates custom vertical pallet gardens to support urban teaching gardens and nutrition education.

empowered.org
Steven Atamian, '04
Empowered.org was thoughtfully developed to tangibly empower you to take a decentralized approach to online fundraising, volunteer recruitment and marketing to accelerate your mission while maintaining oversight, brand and culture. Empowered has the unique ability to grow with you from a single group of volunteers in one location to a multi-national organization with hundreds of groups.

Emprofit
Stephanie Ly, MPH '11
Emprofit creates employment opportunities for individuals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and other resource-poor settings.

Global Brigades
Steven Atamian, '04
Global Brigades (GB) is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. GB offers a holistic model of sustainable development through a multi-disciplinary and grassroots network of more than 2,000 annual volunteers who travel overseas to administer the programming.

Humble Bundle
Richard Esguerra, '07
Humble Bundle sells video game bundles that are sold and distributed online at a price determined by the purchaser. The games are multi-platform, DRM-free, and independently developed, and buyers set the revenue split between the developers, charities and Humble Bundle organizers.

Isadore Electronics Recycling
Kabira Stokes, MPP '11
Isidore Electronics Recycling is a startup, triple-bottom-line social enterprise with goals of reducing the impact of electronic waste on the environment and reducing recidivism through electronics recycling job training for the previously incarcerated.

One Stone Apparel
Michael Bailey, MBA '14
One Stone Apparel uses clothing as a means to improve communities, help businesses, raise awareness, and tackle other worthy causes. One Stone Apparel's Vocab-T program helps students prepare for standardized tests by giving every school the option to choose a set of words that will focus on the needs of their students.

Roozt
Brent Freeman, '08
Roozt sells products from socially responsible businesses at up to 80% off retail price.

Salute the Brave
Ryan Morris, '12
Salute the Brave focuses on giving back to troops overseas by using a one-for-one business model. For every Salute the Brave product purchased, one is then donated in a care package to troops overseas.

Study Smart Tutors
Jack Friedman, '10
Study Smart Tutors offers SAT test prep and other educational services to education foundations, university outreach organizations, and schools faced with the challenges of overcrowding and underfunding.

Tëvolution / Purpose Beverages
Gerard Artavia, MBA '00
Launched in 2011, Tëvolution donates a quarter from each purchase to a partner nonprofit. Tëvolution allows the customer to track their quarter donated on their website. "Buy it. Drink it. Track it. Share it."

Troops Direct
Aaron Negherbon, '95
TroopsDirect supports US front line troops exclusively at Company and Battalion levels with the objective of making them the healthiest, most energized and highest spirited Marines, soldiers, aircrew and sailors. They function as a non-profit 'back line' of supply for Afghanistan based units and provide in bulk by leveraging key business relationships, detailed hygiene, nutrition, gear and K9 support.