Greif Founders Tailgate
October 19th (tentative)
Come outside of Bovard Auditorium to meet some Trojan Founders before you go into the stadium for the game. This relaxed and low key event will allow you to meet other founders, partners and mentors. Grab some food and stay to schmooze.
Connect with incredible entrepreneurs from top Southern Californian universities as they present their ventures to angel investors and venture capitalists.
Get an exclusive look at the cutting edge of Southern California’s innovative startup ecosystem.
Explore entrepreneurial horizons and discover the talent behind tomorrow’s industry reformers.
Once again, USC is bringing the LA entrepreneurial scene together to showcase 20 of the best startups from top universities like USC, UCLA, UCI, UCSB, Pepperdine, LMU, Cal Lutheran, CSUN, and CSULA. Each venture will make a 3-minute presentation to see the team in action and then have a table top demo time for those interested in supporting to take a deeper dive.
We welcome everyone to attend, get involved, make meaningful connections, and network. Gather at Fertitta Hall to witness the future of Californian innovation.
Networking & Registration
Program Begins – Overview & Rules of the Road
Keynote by Fred Schonenberg – Founder of VentureFuel – on forming corporate partnerships to accelerate early stage ventures
University Ventures – 3 minute presentations
Lunch Mixer & table top demos by ventures for resources to take deeper dive
Program Concludes Promptly
Meet the latest wave of local entrepreneurs!
Fashion designers and PR showrooms loan clothing to celebrities, influencers and editors to get publicity. Pullquest is a loan management system and marketplace. Our subscription-based service streamlines PR workflows, allowing designers to increase publicity and generate higher sales.
Contact: Natalie Meyer | firstname.lastname@example.org; Pavel Presniakov | email@example.com
Eliqs creates personalized craft beer with customized label for weddings, special occasions. Customers choose from our curated selection produced by our local craft brewery partners.
Contact: Max Berg | firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Schwappach | email@example.com; David Goldman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Asprodental is enterprise SaaS for dentists. The entire office operations, from health records to insurance billing, takes place on Asprodental. Less than half a year old, Asprodental already has dealer relationships and a functioning product used by revenue generating clients.
Contact: Tiffany Nguyen | email@example.com
The Hurd Co makes fabric from cannabis waste. Our soft, drapey fabric costs less than market alternatives, and allows apparel brands to tell an impressive sustainability story: waste to wear.
Contact: Taylor Heisley-Cook | firstname.lastname@example.org; Celine Mol | email@example.com; David Mun | firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Reality platform that connects language students with tutors around the globe, inviting them to “immerse” in the language by practicing conversation in real (virtual) places.
Contact: Quinn Taber | email@example.com
Shilo builds high-quality housing in the form of ADUs. Shilo’s building system is faster, greener, and more cost-effective than traditional on-site construction methods. The company plans to introduce future product lines for single-family, relief, homeless, and multi-family developments.
Contact: Ryan Kim | firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe asking the right question is more than half the answer! nFlux’s comprehension technology understands the context of users’ questions asked in plain English and helps them find their answers from the content of video, audio and documents.
Contact: Seyed Sajjadi | email@example.com
Adoptimize is an animal shelter technology that amplifies lead generation for pet insurance companies. By automating better shelter intake photos, Adoptimize increases adoption rates, reduces shelter operating costs, saves lives, and increases policy volume for pet insurers.
Contact: Jessica Schleder | Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
Incompatible roommates remains a top 5 reason for college dropouts (permanently or temporarily). Den helps students find roommates through an easy to use, modern, and fun platform that inspires confidence when making a choice. Perfect roommates begin with Den.
Contact: Tristan Fleming | email@example.com
Reliable fabrication of composite structures currently requires costly autoclaves. AIRBOND will provide the aerospace, automotive, and sporting equipment industries with materials that can be processed in an oven instead, enabling drastically cheaper production of these high-performance materials.
Contact: Bill Edwards | firstname.lastname@example.org