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New Venture Seed Competition 2014


Welcome to the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 2014 New Venture Seed Competition!

Prizes this year include multiple cash awards up to $50,000 and free legal and business services from our supporting organizations.


  • Grand Prize: $20,000 + $5,000 free legal services + admission to Stubbs Alderton and Markilies Preccelerator Program
  • Silver Award: $10,000 + $5,000 free legal services
  • Bronze Awards: 4 prizes of $5,000

All current USC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply.

No business plan required.

All applicants will have the opportunity to attend workshops where they will be guided to refine their business concept leading to their presentation including presentation slides (“pitch deck”) for the semi-final judging round on March 27.

Information Sessions—attend one:
Monday, January 27 | 5:30pm-6:30pm in HOH 415
Thursday, January 30 | 5:30pm-6:30pm in HOH 415
Entry Deadline
February 23, 2014 at 11:59:59pm
Semifinal Info Session
March 6, 2014 | 6:00pm-8:00pm in HOH 422
Semifinals and Legal Preparation
March 27, 2014| 6:00pm-8:00pm in HOH 422
April 16, 2014 | 6:00pm-8:00pm SAL 101
Awards Dinner
May 1, 2014  register click here

Read about last year's competition

We will have open coaching sessions TBD with a sign-up sheet posted soon.


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