University Venturing Summit

20 entrepreuneurial teams from 8 universities, along with angel investors and VCs, attended the 6th annual University Venturing Summit on May 16, 2017 at USC.

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The best and brightest ventures from top Southern California universities demoed their ventures to angel investors and other resources at the 6th annual University Venturing Summit on May 16, 2017. Twenty entrepreneurial teams presented their ventures, which ranged from social gaming apps, to cosmetics, to water filters. 

The complete list of teams is here: 

2017 University Ventures

Sponsors of the 6th annual University Venturing Summit were: Greenberg & Glusker, Ernst & Young, GrowThink, Silicon Valley Bank, NetSuite, StartEngine and Trojan Storage. 

Kevin Kassel of Aqus demonstrates his company's water filters at the University Venturing Summit. Aqus manufactures and sells affordable, income-generating water filters designed and priced for people throughout the developing world. 

Kevin Kassel of Aqus demonstrates his company's water filter.

Lahtt Sauce founder Maxine Lau stands behind her product - an all-in-one chili oil sauce made from simple and authentic ingredients to easily cook and enjoy Asian dishes. 

Maxine Lau presents Lahtt Sauce at the 6th annual University Venturing Summit

Desmond Berinstain explains to a summit attendee how Festiie allows friends to stay connected at festivals and other crowded events, regardless of cell service, with its exclusive social network. 

Desmond Berinstain explains Festiie to an attendee at the University Venturing Summit