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 and AI-enabled companies, and are very faculty-friendly.

USC faculty members are automatically accepted. Apply now!



As an associate of the Viterbi Startup Garage program you will enjoy the following:

  1. An amazing community – Join a community where residential and associate 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.
  2. Extensive free 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 — at absolutely no cost. Because we are supported by the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, we do not take equity or charge any fees.
  3. Access to 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.

Regular Events and Activities

Innovators-in-Residence (IIRs) Office Hours – Once a week, our founders benefit from a check-in with a seasoned business executive or venture guru.

VC Office Hours – Once a month, local area VCs visit VSG and are available for consultation. We run these panel style with 2-3 investors per room in 20 minute slots.

Become an Associate

If you want to be an associate of the Viterbi Startup Garage, please apply. If you are a faculty member, then register to be automatically accepted.


Contact Us

For more information, contact us via email at vsg@usc.edu.