Viterbi Startup Garage
USC VITERBI'S UNIQUE INCUBATOR FOR EARLY-STAGE TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS
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 Home
The USC Network
Innovation Node - LA
*The Innovation Node – Los Angeles will accelerate the application process for VSG teams interested in the national I-Corps program.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RESIDENT?
Regular Events and Activities
IIR Office Hours
Oceanside Chat Speaker Series
VC/Angel Office Hours
Summer Intern Program
Technology Innovation Exchange
Startup Boot Camp
Technical Scouting Workshop
About Our Summer Program
VSG’s 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.
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."
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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."
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Is Residency Right for You?
Community is paramount in our mission and vision for the space. Our "VSG community" is what makes us unique among all other incubators in Southern California. We bring real teams together and challenge them to participate, share, and cross-pollinate throughout their entrepreneurial journey.
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!
Think You Have What it Takes?
Meet the VSG Team