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A 6 month venture incubation program 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.

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.

Garage Schedule:

Application Begins:  May 19th, 2015

Application Deadline:  Nov 15th, 2015

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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.


lets-taggleFounders: Jason Wei, Chris Del Guercio,  Josh Wei
Reverse auction marketplace for the custom apparel industry.

AIO Robotics

AIO-RoboticsFounders: Jens Windau, Kai Chang
World’s first multi-function 3D Printing/Copy/Scan/Fax machine.


tilofyFounders: Ali Khoshgozaran, Amir Raminfar, Alireza Mojtahedi
World’s first real-time mobile search and discovery engine.

Moving Analytics

ma_logo-e1379913112805Founders: Harsh Vathsangam, Gaurav Sukhatme
A platform for physical activity monitoring and contextual coaching using just your smart phone.


media_houndFounders: Addison Mccaleb, Drew Wolfe
An online platform building tools to improve search and social discovery of premium entertainment.


bezalelFounders: Frank Wu, Jam Isaga, Lingwei Tong, Macy Lin, Yao-Ting Lee
Wireless charging devices for smartphones and smartwatches.

Awesome Sauce Labs

aslFounders: Augustine Liu, Brandon Angelo
We build the future of flying cameras. better than a selfie stick, easier than instagram.

NV Drones

nvdronesFounders: Benjamin Kwan, Emerick Varga, Kevin Mukai
Simple tools for faster drone software development!


wauwFounders: Melanie Shaul, Alexandra Sipher
Share outfits and where you bought them with friends!


mukoFounders: Yang Gao, Jonathan Graehl, Kenji Yamada, Kyle Graehl, Lihang Zhao, Shaofeng Mo, Wencan Long, Yan Liu
Music recommendation for mobile & web.


emotifulFounders: Mahyar Salek
Social Photo Tagging app to both chat and discover visual interests.


ventataFounders: John Reynolds, Luke Davis
Maximize your profits with dynamic pricing.


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