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There are more than 50 centers, programs, and resources assisting in the creation of startup ventures in the USC ecosystem. If you are looking to be connected to a particular group at USC, please look through the Directory for the appropriate contact or submit a message and we will try to be your startup concierge.


Bridge Hall Basement
3670 Trousdale Pkwy, Suite B3
Los Angeles, CA 90089

James Bottom
Blackstone Launchpad at USC
Project Director

There is no better place for emerging entrepreneurs to build their startups than USC. USC is poised to continue this proud tradition of entrepreneurship while constantly searching for new ways to help Trojan founders succeed.

With the oldest dedicated entrepreneurship program in the country, interdisciplinary opportunities with other programs within USC, and an extraordinary talent pool, students are supported in growing their business from an idea to a fully funded company.

Trojan founders have access to several on-campus incubators and accelerators, as well as personalized mentorship, to help refine and launch their ideas. USC’s dozens of pitch competitions provide competitive proving grounds and access to funds, and the new USC Venture Fund makes up only a small portion of the millions in venture dollars raised by Trojan founders.

In the heart of the thriving Los Angeles business environment, our founders also have access to unbeatable opportunities in the surrounding community. Trojans have gone on to produce companies like Riot Games, Salesforce, Tinder, and Bird, and today’s students are working on new companies from in industries from social media to gaming to health and wellness.