2021 Summer Smasher Info Session 2

March 9, 2021
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Summer Smasher 2021 LIVE APPLICATION

VSG’s Summer Smasher program is designed to give current USC students a crash course in entrepreneurship! It offers a strong experiential component where you join our virtual community of fully operational tech startup companies as an Entrepreneur-in-Training. VSG’s Summer Smasher is designed to teach you to think like an entrepreneur, build your project portfolio and introduce you to the evolving and rapidly-growing start-up culture. Do not miss your opportunity to participate in an amazing learning experience!

As a Summer Smasher Entrepreneur-in-Training you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in technology startups incubating in the heart of Silicon Beach
  • Participate in a weekly speaker series with leading minds in the startup landscape
  • Share your ups and downs with your Summer Smasher cohort in lab meetings designed to help you meet your summer project goals

 Key Dates

  • Mar 15 – Application Deadline
  • Mar 25 – Notification w/ Video Prompt
  • Mar 31 – Video Deadline
  • March 30 – Invitation to Match Day
  • Apr 30 – Match Day
  • May 4 – Match Day Notifications
  • June 7 – Smasher Kicks Off
  • July 30 – Smasher Ends

Summer Smasher FAQ’s

  • Summer Smasher 2021 is virtual
  • The Summer Smasher is an unpaid 8-week project-based program
  • Applicants must be current USC Viterbi students to be considered
  • EIT’s are not required to work 10:30 am-4:30 pm M-F if their project does not require it
  • EIT’s must attend all virtual Lab Meetings and Oceanside Chats (justified absence allowed)
  • International students are not required to have CPT to participate in Summer Smasher (please meet with OIS to get the most recent info on this matter)

Useful Links

 How to Apply? 2021 Summer Smasher First Round Application is live. Apply Now. Deadline March 15 (11:59 PM PST)


Published on March 9th, 2021

Last updated on March 9th, 2021