The Viterbi Student Entrepreneurship Education (VSEE) program teaches entrepreneurial skills to all engineering freshman during two-week sessions in all sections of ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy during the fall semester.

Students learn about value propositions, customer discovery, and the lean canvas business model. Each group of approximately three students creates a solution to a problem and pitches it to the rest of the class. A winning group for each section is chosen!

Winning Teams

Each member of the winning teams will receive an Amazon gift card for $50 at the end of the fall semester.

During the spring semester, the winning teams can participate in workshops to teach you about customer discovery and pitch decks. They can also apply for funding of up to $200 to work on their innovation.

Towards the end of the spring semester, the winning teams will compete against each other. The VSEE ultimate winning team will receive a total of $500.

Workshops

Workshop #1
  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Time: 5 – 6 PM
  • Location: MCB 101 (Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience)
Workshop #2
  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Time: 5 – 6 PM
  • Location: DRB 146 (Denney Research Center)

Funding

Each team can apply for funding of up to $200 to work on their innovation.

Please write a proposal for funding and then submit your document by February 24, 2019 at 11:50 PM.

Apply for Funding

Key Dates

0February 2019
Workshop at 5-6 PM in MCB 101
0February 2019
Funding Proposal Due
0March 2019
Workshop at 5-6 PM in DRB 146
0April 2019
Finals in RTH 211
0April 2019
Spring Innovation Celebration