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
What We Do
Notable USC Alumni Entrepreneurs
Overview Of Our Startup Ecosystem
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.