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Incubators & Accelerators

Where startups get their start

This is where creators, stakeholders, and investors come together to make things happen. Within Greif and USC, incubators and accelerators include:

  • Marshall/Greif Incubator Incubator applications are open December 1-December 17, 2017.This program helps entrepreneurs go from feasibility and development to customer discovery, business model, team building, and investment preparation. The incubator also provides work space for ventures. Contact Paul Orlando at porlando@usc.edu. Apply here today.
  • Blackstone LaunchPad USC This accelerator provides early-stage student entrepreneurs with the tools, coaching, and mentors to transform ideas into new ventures. It is funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, operated by the Greif Center, and housed at USC Marshall. Contact James Bottom at jbottom@usc.edu. Find out more information about the program here and create a new account in the login area.
  • Certified Business Enterprise Supplier Training (CBEST) In response to the estimated $125 billion in contract opportunities and the need for Certified (Minority, Women or Veteran owned) Business Enterprises (CBEs) with the capacity to successfully manage contracts, USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is launching the Certified Business Enterprise Supplier Training (CBEST) coming January 2019. CBEST is a hands on training enabling participants to receive training necessary to acquire contracts, build relationships with procurement, and to pitch for business contracts and capital. For more information, contact Kimberly Kelly-Rolfe at kellyrol@marshall.usc.edu or Jackie Yu at jayu@marshall.usc.edu. Entrepreneurs and business owners are also invited to attend an information session on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at USC's campus, Taper Hall Room 202. Come learn how to grow your business through contracting opportunities! Please RSVP here
  • Viterbi Startup Garage Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Marina del Rey, the Garage is an accelerator and workspace for student engineering teams to access mentors, procure capital, and launch tech-based companies.
  • D-Health Lab Innovators in healthcare IT get access to stakeholders and technology to rapidly take ideas from concept to pilot. Mentors include veteran healthcare practitioners, senior administrators, and entrepreneurs.
  • Hacker House This community of builders, doers, and entrepreneurs at USC Viterbi connects students who share the hacker mindset. Its Venture Incubation Program includes dedicated access to space, mentorship, and technology.
  • Crunch Accelerator Student teams learn the secrets of a successful startup, including how to determine your minimum viable brand, motivate customers, share your story, and design your competitive advantage.

For more, visit incubate.usc.edu, a central destination for entrepreneurs at USC.