New Venture Seed Competition

2021 winners: CompFit, Flaüs, HydroGummy, Nile Hair, Privet, Ready Teddy

Undergrad Admissions - Campus

Do you have a great idea and want to launch? Are you a current USC student, faculty or staff or recent graduate? Join us as participants in the largest venture competition on campus -- open to anyone, from any school! Whether you have just an idea or are ready to launch, the Marshall Greif Center's New Venture Seed Competition offers learning opportunities and a prize pool of $150,000+ to help ideas become reality.  Find some upcoming information below. The application portal, with instructions, will open in early 2022.

Spring 2022 Schedule*

Information Sessions
Click on the date you are interested in below, to register for an NVSC Info Session via Zoom.

 Application Deadline

  • Friday, February 11, 11:59 PM

 Mandatory Training Session (prior to quarterfinals)

  • Thursday, February 17,  6:30 PM-8:30 PM

 Quarterfinals

  • Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 PM - 9 PM

 Mandatory Training Sessions (after quarterfinals)

  • Saturday, March 12, 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Saturday, March 19, 9 AM - 12 PM 
  • Saturday, March 26, 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Saturday, April 2, 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Saturday, April 9, 9 AM - 12 PM

 Semi-Finals

  • Thursday, April 14, 6:30 PM

Finals

  • Thursday, April 21, 6:30 PM

Winners Announced 

  • Thursday, April 28, 6 PM - 8:30 PM (at our annual, end-of-year Marcia Israel Banquet)

* Note: Above dates subject to change through 1/15/22. 

Past Winners

  • 2021: CompFit, Flaüs, HydroGummy, Nile Hair, Privet, Ready Teddy
  • 2020: PocketCFO, Mydas, ArtificeVR, Rize, The Middle 
  • 2019: Atomus, Blend to Mend, Burrow, Econominate, Mi Terró, ThirdSpace