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.

Key Dates

0February 2019
Info Session
0March 2019
Application Due
0April 2019
Invitation to Match Day
0April 2019
Match Day at VSG


  • Dates: May 28, 2019 – July 25, 2019
  • 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 March 17, 2019, 11:59pm PST


  • 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 March 17, 2019, 11:59pm PST

Contact Information

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