2017 New Venture Seed Competition

Welcome to the 2017 Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ New Venture Seed Competition. Prizes this year include multiple cash awards up to $75,000 and free legal and business services from our supporting organizations.

Information Sessions:
February 7 at 12 p.m. at JFF 414
February 15 at 6 p.m. at HOH Edison

Submission Deadline:
February 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Mandatory Training:
February 22, 2017 6-8 p.m. at HOH Edison

March 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. at JKP 301

April 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. at SAL 101

Winners Announced:
Marcia Israel Awards Banquet
April 27, 2017 at Town & Gown

Competition Link:

$10,000 x2
$5,000 x2

Congratulations to the 2016 New Venture Seed Competition Winners!

All USC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will have the opportunity to attend workshops where they will be guided to refine their business concept leading to their presentation including presentation slides (“pitch deck”) for the semi-final judging round on March 3.

No business plan required.

Read about previous year's competition

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