Events & Awards

2019 New Venture Seed Competition Finalists


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. 


2019-20 Academic Year

Spring 2020

April 30: Marcia Israel Awards Banquet & Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year, USC Town and Gown

New Venture Seed Competition (NVSC)

NVSC 2020

May 18: University Venturing Summit

Fall 2019

November 7: ATHENA 2019 | Women's Entrepreneurship Summit, USC Town and Gown, By Invitation Only.

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and its Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation are pleased to present the Athena Women's Entrepreneurship Summit, a daylong experience convening founders, investors, thought leaders, and students around issues confronting entrepreneurs at all stages.

October 24-26: Founder Central - Historical Entrepreneurship Research Symposium, Fertitta Hall.

October 21: 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year - Sara Blakely Founder and CEO Spanx, 6:00PM-8:00PM, USC Town and Gown.

Sara Blakely

October 19: Greif Alumni Homecoming Tailgate - USC vs. Arizona, 3:30PM, Argue Plaza (next to the Alumni House).

Tailgate 2019