VSG Residency

USC Viterbi's Unique Incubator for Early-Stage Technology Startups

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About The Garage

Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Marina Del Rey, the Viterbi Startup Garage is an incubator for early-stage technology startups. We focus on:

Deep Technology, Machine Learning and AI-Enabled companies, and are very faculty-friendly.

We are supported by the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and do not take equity or charge any fees.

Any IP developed by the teams is theirs to keep!

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One-Year Residency Program

Fueling Innovation, Empowering Entrepreneurs

A Place To Call Home

Enjoy 24/7 access to co-working space. Our residents view our space as their primary office and regularly engage with colleagues, mentors, and staff.

The USC Network

Get dialed in to USC’s famed network of alumni, mentors, investors and potential partners, both here in Southern California and beyond.

Extensive Support

With tactical assistance including Innovator-in-Residence coaching, topical workshops, and more, enjoy the resources you need to transform technology into a viable business.

Founder Community

Surround yourself by like-minded entrepreneurs, working under the same roof to bring ideas to life. Join a community where teams are supportive of one another, readily help each other, and cheer each other on as they seek to make their own dent in the universe.

Strategic Guidance

Meet weekly with VSG's mentoring team and guests (executives and investors) to review your progress in achieving your goals during the current quarter, discuss wins and losses, and set your goals and milestones for the upcoming quarter.

I-Corps Hub West

I-Corps Hub West (sponsored, in part, by the National Science Foundation) works closely with the Viterbi Startup Garage to help startups identify commercial opportunities and accelerate their understanding of the marketplace via The National I-Corps Program.

Resident Activities & Events

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Published on March 11th, 2024

Last updated on April 25th, 2024