Viterbi Startup GarageUSC Viterbi's Unique Incubator for early-stage technology startups
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ALL NEW SPACE COHORT
This Fall, the Viterbi Startup Garage will host its first Space Cohort in partnership with USC Viterbi's Center for Research in Space Technologies (CREST) and El Segundo-based Aerospace Corporation (TAC), the federally funded non-profit corporation providing technical assistance in all aspects of space missions to military, civil and commercial customers.
Teams focused on space technologies are invited to apply for Fall 2023 residency and specify that they request consideration for the Space Cohort. In addition to the resources and programming available to all VSG teams, Space Cohort teams will receive mentorship and technical assistance from TAC.
ONE YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM
- 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.
Place to Call HomeEnjoy 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 NetworkGet dialed in to USC’s famed network of alumni, mentors, investors and potential partners, both here in Southern California and beyond.
Extensive SupportWith tactical assistance including Innovator-in-Residence coaching, topical workshops, and more, enjoy the resources you need to transform technology into a viable business.
Amazing CommunitySurround 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 GuidelinesEnjoy 24/7 access to co-working space. Our residents view our space as their primary office and regularly engage with colleagues, mentors, and staff.
I-Corps Hub WestI-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.
Regular Events and Activities
IIR Office Hours
Oceanside Chat Speaker Series
VC/Angel Office Hours
Summer Intern Program
Technology Innovation Exchange
Startup Boot Camp
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What Do the Founders Think?
"First of all, all the companies there are made up of brilliant, kind people. We're all very generous with our time and expertise with each other. Second, starting a tech company (or any company) is hard, and having a community that is going through similar or identical problems is both practically helpful, and emotionally powerful. There's also access to great mentorship, activities, and the view is great, too. Finally, I've made some lifelong friends in the VSG."
Nick Dazé, CEO and co-founder of PocketList
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"We've expanded so much and have seen a direct impact on our business from the resources and experts VSG provides. Additionally, we've been welcomed into a community of founders who want to support one another- no questions asked. Startups are both challenging and exhilarating, but having a community to rely on, to ask all the questions that no one ever tells you you're going to have, is quite honestly priceless. We have been a part of many startup groups but there is nothing else out there in Los Angeles (or otherwise) like VSG. And we can't imagine where we would be without the support of its advisors, founders and staff."
Greta McAnany, CEO and co-founder at Blue Fever
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Is Residency Right for You?
It is in our culture to pay it forward!
Residents are Expected To:
- Work out of the space 3+ days/week
- Participate in Founders' Circle + Innovators in Residence Office Hours weekly
- Contribute to VSG programs and activities regularly
- In their words, full-time entrepreneurs working under the same roof to bring their ideas to life!