Applications open for Summer Smasher 2018!

Are you looking for a unique experience this summer?  Are you a student looking for an opportunity to gain experience working with entrepreneurs in the field of technology and innovation or a startup team interested in a deeper collaboration and community? The Summer Smasher program is designed to enhance your skills & provide support for an evolving and growing field set in SCilicon Beach.

For more information, view the presentation from the Summer Smasher 2018 Info Session.


  • Dates: June 4, 2018 – August 2, 2018
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 10:30AM to 4:30PM
  • Location: Viterbi Startup Garage, SCilicon Beach

Topics covered include:  Entrepreneurial team dynamics; bootstrap marketing; hiring and employee management; how to talk to investors and technology managers; legal and accounting basics

Startup Teams

  • Access to “Ask An Expert” clinic
  • Student help for your projects
  • Residence in the Viterbi Startup Garage
  • Discussions tailored for early stage startups

Apply by Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:59pm PST

Startup Teams Apply


  • Experience the fast-paced world of a tech startup
  • Gain hands on experience at ground zero
  • Learn how to think like an entrepreneur
  • Weekly “lab” meeting

Apply by Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:59pm PST

Students Apply

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