Viterbi Innovation Events and Opportunities

January 21, 2021
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Meet the Investors: Kairos Ventures

When: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. Pacific
PresenterAlex Andrianopoulos, Chief Research and Development Officer | Kairos Ventures
Where: Zoom webinar. You must register to receive login information.

About Kairos: We invest early, often during the formative stages of a company, and work closely with the world’s leading scientists to commercialize their technologies. Depending on the stage of development and the capital requirements of each venture, we make investments between $150,000 and $20 Million. While we are hands-on investors, we also recognize that it is the entrepreneurs’ sweat, hard work and perseverance that will drive the growth of their companies. Hence, we strive to ensure that the founding team, who make the early sacrifices in pursuit of their venture, retain the majority of the ownership in their companies. In addition to providing early-stage capital, we leverage our expertise and extensive network of professionals specializing in all disciplines required to build a successful company.

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Announcing the 2021 FAA Challenge Smart Airport Student Competition

Finalists will be invited to demonstrate their concepts at the 2021 FAA Challenge Forum and compete for a $25,000 cash prize!

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students from accredited U.S.-based colleges and universities, the FAA Challenge is an engineering design competition that asks student teams to develop creative solutions to real-life transportation technology challenges.

Considering the cutting-edge needs of the FAA and smart airports of the future, the 2021 FAA Challenge seeks project plan proposals in response to one of the four following themes:

MARCH 1, 2021 BY 11:59 PM EST



ABC Innovation Prize

The Viterbi School of Engineering offers all USC undergraduate students an opportunity to use innovation to develop solutions in three areas:

  • Atoms – engineering hardware products
  • Bits – digital projects, such as mobile and web apps, including AI, ML applications
  • Cells – biomedical or bioengineering project

The top 3 teams will be awarded a $1,000 prize! Customer discovery and business model workshops will be held during the spring semester, and there is an opportunity for prototype funding. All teams must have at least one current Viterbi undergraduate student in order to be eligible to apply. Apply no later than January 25 @ 11:59 PM PT.

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Published on January 21st, 2021

Last updated on August 5th, 2021