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Calling all USC Undergrad and Grad Students - $9000 in Cash Prizes for your Innovative or Entrepreneurial Ideas

August 30th, 2012

Dear Trojans: Have a project you’re anxious for others to see? Now’s your chance to showcase your one-of-a-kind creation at this year’s USC Student Innovator Showcase brought to you by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation (Click here to apply). Get the chance to pitch your project to a panel of innovation experts from USC staff and faculty, along with successful entrepreneurs and investors from USC and the Los Angeles area. Participants also have the chance to win $9000 in cash prizes! Apply today USC undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply! The 2012 USC Student Innovator Showcase will be on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM in front of the Hancock Foundation Building. At the showcase, the panel of judges will make rounds to each project and will look for the most innovative ideas. Following the showcase, the panelist will select no more than 10 finalist to give a 3-minute “fast pitch” during the Student Innovation Fast Pitch from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at Herklotz Courtyard followed by 2-minutes of questions and answers from the panelist, peers and parents. Awards will be given to the top 4 innovators and the evening will commence with a networking reception. Prizes include:

  • Most Innovative Award, $4,000 funded by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation;
  • Most Promising Business Concept Award, $4,000 funded by the Diem Shotwell Metcalfe Family Fund at the USC Marshall School of Business;
  • Student Choice Award, $500
  • Parents Choice Award, $500
Apply before the 5:00PM PST deadline on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at For more information, For questions, please email Cynthia Balderas, Student Outreach Coordinator, or Erin Stumpf, Marketing and Events Coordinator Sincerely, USC Stevens Center for Innovation