TIE Events

We strongly encourage that all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, wear a mask for in-person events. Unvaccinated individuals should maintain a 6” physical distance from those outside of their household while consuming food or beverage. Any event attendee, vendor or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending an event, should immediately report their exposure to the university.

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After a positive case, all USC employees (staff & faculty) and vendors at the event will be notified of a possible exposure. Those who are notified will be given further instructions as part of their notification.

August 2021


Fri
27

August 27, 2021 @ 12:30pm PST

TIE General Info Session (virtual)

The Viterbi Office of Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship invites you to join us on Friday, August 27 @ 12:30 PM for an information session hosted by Vice Dean Ellis Meng. Come learn about our Competitions, Curricular Programs and Classes, Internship Opportunities, Funding Opportunities and Building Your Team.

View the Zoom Recording and Power Point Slides.

September 2021


Wed
08

September 08, 2021 @ 2:00pm PST

Min Family Challenge Info Session (virtual)

The Min Family Challenge was created to empower future generations of engineers to use their acquired knowledge and leverage the power of technology to better the world by serving the least fortunate and their pressing societal needs. The grand prize winner will receive $50K to help launch their startup!

View the Zoom Recording and Power Point Slides.

Wed
15

September 15, 2021 @ 7:00pm PST

Min Family Challenge Education Session #1 (virtual)

Join the Min Family Challenge organizers for an education session focused on providing insights about the problems that you can help solve using technology. If you are ready to turn your idea into an innovation for positive social impact, join us!

"Tackling Poverty and Access to Clean Water in Low-income Communities in SoCal." A presentation by organizers and members of Western Service Workers Association

View the Zoom Recording.

Thu
16

September 16, 2021 @ 3:00pm PST (POSTPONED)

Min Family Challenge Education Session #2 (virtual)

Join the Min Family Challenge organizers for an education session focused on providing insights about the problems that you can help solve using technology. If you are ready to turn your idea into an innovation for positive social impact, join us!

"It's Never 'Just Water': The effects of water quality and access on communities of color in Los Angeles area" A presentation by Kaela Thomas of Black Women for Wellness

Open to ALL USC students - Free

Wed
29

September 29, 2021 @ 12:30pm PST

Viterbi Startup Garage Residency Program Info Session (virtual)

Fall 2021 Recruiting Info Session w/ Arcelia Navarro

USC Viterbi Startup Garage is holding an open call for early-stage technology startup teams for our Fall cohort which kicks-off Mid-October, 2021. Join Arcelia as she hosts the informational session ready to answer any and all questions!

View the video recording and the slide deck.

October 2021


Fri
01

October 01, 2021 @ 12:00pm PST

Masseh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition Info Session (virtual)

Come learn how to win cash for your startup! The Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) includes customer discovery workshops, developing a business model, legal prizes, mentorship from seasoned business executives and access to the local investment community. Your team can win the $50,000 grand prize!

Open to ALL USC students - Free

Wed
06

October 06, 2021 @ 3:00pm PST

Min Family Challenge Education Session #2 (virtual)

Join the Min Family Challenge organizers for an education session focused on providing insights about the problems that you can help solve using technology. If you are ready to turn your idea into an innovation for positive social impact, join us!

"It's Never 'Just Water': The effects of water quality and access on communities of color in Los Angeles area" A presentation by Kaela Thomas of Black Women for Wellness

RSVP - Open to ALL USC students - Free

Thu
07

October 7, 2021 @ 12:30pm PST

Technology Start-Up Networking Event (virtual)

The Viterbi School of Engineering and Office of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to host a special mixer, bringing together people from across campus who are passionate about technology-driven start-ups.Every successful startup begins with a diverse team. Whether you are looking for co-founders with different skill sets to help launch your company, looking to join a team or just plain curious - this is the event for you. Come hear what exciting ventures are taking off on campus and mingle with our vibrant community of innovators. Join the wave of USC entrepreneurs making a real impact!

Be sure to join us if…

  • You’re looking to complete your MEPC or MFC team
  • You’re looking for a CTO or engineer to join your startup (Founders, come prepared with your 1-minute quick pitch!)
  • You’re curious about innovation and entrepreneurship at USC

RVSP - Open to ALL USC students - Free

Tue
12

October 12, 2021 @ 12:00pm PST

Intro to Angel Investors with DC Palter (virtual)

Come learn how to pitch your startup to angel and VC investors! DC Palter will describe the various stages of investment and the investors most likely to participate in each stage. He'll also talk about what makes a good pitch deck that will resonate with investors.

DC Palter has built two successful startups producing IT products. He is also a long-time angel investor with Tech Coast Angels and Chemical Angels, and a startup mentor with many accelerators and startup programs including Viterbi's MEPC. His background is in energy engineering with an MBA in technology marketing and an MFA in creative writing. A top writer on Medium for startups and venture capital, his blog on startup advice is at pitchingangels.com, and his mystery novel, To Kill a Unicorn, about a Silicon Valley startup up to no good, will be released early next year by Pandamoon Publishing.

Office Hours with Mr. Palter is also available. Please sign up using this link.

View the slide deck.

Tue
19

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00pm PST

Into to Cap Tables and Financing Term Sheets (virtual)

Rick Friedman, CEO of NovusGC, will host a webinar for first time founders and will discuss the development of a cap table from the initial issuance of shares to the founders to the startup's first priced Preferred Stock round. Come learn about the key financial and business terms of convertible notes, SAFEs and Preferred Stock financing through the lens of a term sheet.

NovusGC is a boutique law firm that provides general counsel services for early stage technology and life sciences companies, guiding startups through formation, angel and venture financing, licensing and other transactions. Rick has served in senior roles at large law firms in Palo Alto and Los Angeles, led the tech transfer licensing teams at USC Stevens and UT Austin, served in general counsel roles with public and venture-backed technology companies, and currently teaches Technology Transactions at the USC Gould School of Law as an Adjunct Professor. Rick has a JD from the University of Chicago and an MBA from UT Austin.

RSVP - Open to ALL USC students and staff - Free

November 2021


Wed
03

November 03, 2021 @ 5:00pm PST

DC Palter TCA office hours

Only a limited number of slots are available. Please sign up using this link.

DC Palter has built two successful startups producing IT products. He is also a long-time angel investor with Tech Coast Angels and Chemical Angels, and a startup mentor with many accelerators and startup programs including Viterbi's MEPC. His background is in energy engineering with an MBA in technology marketing and an MFA in creative writing. A top writer on Medium for startups and venture capital, his blog on startup advice is at pitchingangels.com, and his mystery novel, To Kill a Unicorn, about a Silicon Valley startup up to no good, will be released early next year by Pandamoon Publishing.

Open to ALL USC students - Free