Events & Awards

WeSolv wins the top prize in the 2017 New Venture Seed Competition.


The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies organizes a range of events and programs to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem at USC and in Southern California. Events and programs this year:

2017-18 Academic Year

Fall 2017

October 30: Intellectual Property Forum with President Max Nikias, Dr. Gary Michelson, and leaders on intellectual property from technology, business, law, and policy. 6 p.m., USC Town & Gown

October 30-November 3: Innovation Week - USC's inaugural student-entrepreneur collaboration project. Register here.

November 2: Brené Brown on Braving the Wilderness, presented by USC Performance Science Institute and the USC Speakers Committee. 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., USC Bovard Auditorium. Register to attend at (code: brenebrown)

Brene Brown

November 2: Greif Center Entrepreneur of the Year. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., USC Town & Gown

November 4: Greif Alumni Homecoming Tailgate - USC vs. Arizona. Starting 3 hours before kick off; Argue Plaza (next to the Alumni House). RSVP here. (Code: Greif2017)

Greif Alumni Tailgate Nov 4








November 8: Founder Bootcamp

Spring 2018

USC Incubator – Apply to the USC Incubator program, run through the Lloyd Greif Center and open to all USC students, alumni and faculty/staff founded businesses. Past companies have raised money (through private sources and crowdfunding), shipped product, and have been acquired. Do more faster through mentorship specific to your business, connections to local investors and talent. 

January 22: New Venture Seed Competition Launch,  6 p.m. - 8 p.m., location TBD

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

February 27:  Rajshree Argarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship; Director, Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, University of Maryland
Topic: TBD

April 26: Marcia Israel Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., USC Town & Gown

May 15: University Venturing Summit