Viterbi Startup Garage is a 6 month venture incubator program created by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering that includes $20K in funding, space, strategic and financial resources and access to world-class mentors, and hands-on product, marketing, legal and fundraising support. Prior Garage companies have raised over $8+Mil in investment capital and we are looking for our next cohort of 10 amazing companies. Beginning 2015, the Garage is now a rolling admissions program. We will accept companies through Nov 15th, 2015!
What you get:
- $20,000 in capital in exchange for 4% equity
- Hands on education, mentoring and coaching
- Access to an amazing network of investors
- Access to experts at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Working space for 6 months to build your venture
This program is now open to ALL USC Students, USC Faculty and alumni.
Application Begins: May 19th, 2015
Application Deadline: Nov 15th, 2015
This program is open to all current USC student’s, Faculty and USC alumni.
We are currently accepting internet, software and hardware companies.
The program is 6 months long. The program starts on June 29th.
We plan to accept about 10 companies into the accelerator this year.
Yes. In your application, please specify the nature of your previous funding.
Yes, you do have to spend at-least the summer in our accelerator.
We will be located in Marina Del Rey.
We accept applications from companies at various stages — some will have just a new idea while others will have a company that is already generating revenue and looking to accelerate its growth.
No, the University does not take equity in any of the Garage companies. The 4% equity goes to our investors in the Garage.