SCIHI July 17-28, 2017

  • Experience the fast-paced world of a technology startup!

  • Learn how to think like an entrepreneur!

  • Develop a commercialization plan for an invention of your own design!

Students will participate in a highly experiential course teaching key concepts of engineering entrepreneurship.  Students will study cases similar to those of undergraduate and graduate courses.  Topics covered include:  Entrepreneurial team dynamics; technology and strategic assessments; creativity and business model development; communication to investors and technology managers; and technology plan development

Students spend one week on the University Park campus, where they will develop core skills in collegiate environments; and then they will spend one week at the Viterbi Startup Garage incubator in the heart of Silicon Beach. Activities may include visits to advanced manufacturing facilities and interviews with real entrepreneurs.  The course culminates in a final “Demo Day” presentation.


  • Learn about innovation and technology startups and corporate spinup efforts
  • Program Dates: July 17-28, 2017
  • 2-Week Commuter Program
  • Monday – Friday; 9am – 4pm
  • Week One:  USC Campus
  • Week Two:  SCilicon Beach


  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior in Fall 2017
  • Submit online application with a personal statement of 500 words or less
  • Official High School Transcripts (Recommend GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a teacher able to discuss your academic qualifications in science, technology, engineering and/or math & your readiness to participate in this 2-week intensive program in commercialization and innovation

Student Program Fees

  • Application Fee       $       35.00
  • Program Fee            $ 3,000.00

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline

Friday, May 05, 2017

How To Apply

Apply here by Friday, May 05, 2017, 11:59pm PST

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Contact Information

Have questions?  Please email us at or call (310) 448-8621.