Are you looking for a unique experience this summer? We are bringing back the Summer Smasher at the Viterbi Startup Garage. The Summer Smasher is a summer program that will give you a crash course in entrepreneurship with a strong experiential component. As a student in the Summer Smasher, you will gain experience working with entrepreneurs in the field of technology and innovation. Summer Smasher is designed to teach you to think like an entrepreneur, build your project portfolio, and introduce you to the evolving and rapidly-growing start-up culture in SCilicon Beach.

Why you should apply:

  • Experience the fast-paced world of a technology startup
  • Gain immersive hands on experience at ground zero
  • Learn how to think like an entrepreneur
  • Have weekly “lab” meetings with your cohort

Preference is given to Viterbi undergrad and grad students. Space is limited!

To learn more, come to an info session on February 28, 2019 at noon in EEB 132. Please RSVP so we have the right headcount for pizza.

Applications are due on March 17, 2019.

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Key Dates

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

Overview

  • Dates: May 29, 2019 – July 22, 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, 11:59 PM PST

Students

  • 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, 11:59 PM PST

Apply

Contact Information

Questions?  Please email us at vsg@usc.edu.