Summer Smasher

About the Program

The Virerbi Startup Garage (VSG) Summer Smasher program is designed to give current USC students a crash course in entrepreneurship! It offers a strong experiential component where you join our community of fully operational tech startup companies as an Entrepreneur-in-Training. 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.

Benefits of Becoming a Summer Smasher Participant

Ground floor immersive experience through hands-on projects
Experience in the fast-paced world of tech startups in Silicon Beach
Access to leading minds in a weekly speaker series luncheon
Summer Smasher Lab Meetings to mimic our team's Founders' Circle
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Application Process

Each year our student applicants submit a video to our teams telling us about themselves and sharing their interests with us.

Take a look at this year's video prompt from our VSG 2020 startup teams.

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The Master Class program brings our VSG community of students, faculty, alumni, and startup teams together with industry experts from different deep-tech sectors who describe the current landscape and future trends in their specific area.