Welcome to the USC entrepreneurial ecosystem.

IncubateUSC is a central destination for entrepreneurship and innovation at USC.

Trojans from diverse schools, programs, centers and clubs embark to build great companies,  IncubateUSC connects them with talented students, distinguished faculty, expert staff and supportive mentors.

We support members of the Trojan Family throughout all stages of the entrepreneurial journey. Whether it is hosting Hack-a-thons, providing startup legal assistance or online learning courses, IncubateUSC is an all-access pass to invaluable resources and real-world connections to develop the startup ecosystem and strengthen our community.

New Ventures Every Semester

Every semester we incubate hundreds of ventures from ideas to execution and future funding for growth

Diverse Student Population

USC has the 2nd largest international student population with access to diverse talent from around the globe

Access to Funding Capital to Grow

Pitch competitions and resources provide up to $500k in equity free funding across the USC startup ecosystem

Track Record of Success

USC Success Stories

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What We Do

Notable USC Trojan Companies

Our Members

A Word From Our President

Spurred by the growth of established companies and the success of Silicon Beach start-ups, investors and venture capitalists are getting excited about partnering with the skill-sets that are being cultivated right here in Southern California. At the same time, companies are increasingly partnering with universities, in order to tap the expertise institutions like ours house, and to connect with our student and alumni networks which span the globe.

With strengths in a diverse set of competencies that span everything from digital media to biotechnology, and buttressed by our location at the heart of the Pacific Rim, USC is ideally positioned to be a lead catalyst in what will increasingly become an innovation-based global economy in the years to come.

C. L. Max Nikias
C. L. Max Nikias