ATHENA

[wpc_featured_box image=”2158″ title=”Athena Summit” desc=”The inaugural Athena Summit amplified the stories of women business leaders and their entrepreneurial journeys.” more_text=”See Event” link=”|||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”941″ title=”Athena Ventures” desc=”There are many resources, centers, programs, student organizations, incubators and accelerators dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs.” more_text=”View Ventures” link=”|||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”923″ title=”Athena Hacks” desc=”We host hundreds of events each semester that include workshops, speakers, pitch competitions and networking mixers.” more_text=”Women’s Tech Hackathon” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fathenahacks.com%2F|||”]
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[wpc_icon_box title=”Increase Women Founders” desc=”Increase the Number of Women (Co)Founded Companies at USC and provide them with the environment, mentors and resources they need to launch successful businesses.” position=”center” link=”url:%23||” icon=”users” color_option=”custom” icon_custom_color=”#777777″ icon_size=”70″]
[wpc_icon_box title=”Increase Women Investors” desc=”We are aiming to increase the number of women investors at USC so there will be more women in the investment ecosystem who are more likely to invest in women-(co) founded companies. Currently, only 4% of VCs are women. About 4% of women-(co) founded companies receive VC dollars.” position=”center” icon=”signal” color_option=”custom” icon_custom_color=”#777777″ icon_size=”70″]
[wpc_icon_box title=”Access to Funding Capital and Mentors” desc=”We provide our women entrepreneurs and investors with carefully selected mentors to help them develop their skills and networks. We also provide access to funding sources and prepare them to seek funding.” position=”center” link=”||” icon=”money” color_option=”custom” icon_custom_color=”#777777″ icon_size=”70″]

Stories From the Road

FEATURING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS
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[wpc_featured_box image=”1292″ title=”I’m a Student” desc=”There are hundreds of individuals at the university that assist women in entrepreneurship, business, technology and leadership in some form or another. Sign up below and get involved!” more_text=”Sign Up for Athena” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubate.usc.edu%2Fathenausc%2Fathena-student-signup%2F||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”1372″ title=”I’m USC Faculty” desc=”There are 50+ resources, centers, programs, student organizations, incubators and accelerators dedicated to help USC women’s startup ventures. Contact Us to learn more and get involved.” more_text=”Get Involved” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubate.usc.edu%2Fathenausc%2Fcontact-athena-usc%2F||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”1295″ title=”I Want to Help” desc=”We host hundreds of events each semester that include workshops, speakers, pitch competitions and networking mixers. Contact Us to get involved and learn more about the program.” more_text=”Become an Athena Mentor” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubate.usc.edu%2Fathenausc%2Fathena-mentor-signup%2F||”]
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[wpc_featured_box image=”1410″ title=”Women’s Leadership Society” desc=”Annenberg’s Women’s Leadership Society (WLS) supports the next generation of extraordinary Trojan women to get the exposure they need to thrive in the early stages of their careers.” more_text=”Trojan Successes” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubateusc.wpengine.com%2Fsuccess-stories%2F||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”879″ title=”GWiB Association” desc=”USC Marshall’s Graduate Women in Business Association (GWiB) supports women business leaders through networking events, and an annual conference and pitch competition.” more_text=”How to Start a Startup” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubateusc.wpengine.com%2Fstartup-101%2F||”]
[wpc_featured_box image=”1413″ title=”Viterbi’s Wise Program” desc=”The Viterbi School of Engineering’s Wise Program (Women in Science and Engineering) is dedicated to supporting women in engineering and technology.” more_text=”Find Out How” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fincubateusc.wpengine.com%2Fwomens-initiative%2F||”]