Initiatives

Acceleration

The Accelerator
The Accelerator is a six month structed program that takes idea stage companies and forms them into successful ventures with viable commercial products. We teach participants the entrepreneurial skills to company development and provide them with resources to get products infront of investors.

Seed Fund
A half-million dollar fund designed to invest in columbia region startups to fuel innovation.

The Proving Ground
The Proving Ground is the University of South Carolina's entrepreneurial challenge aimed at identifying and accelerating innovative business concepts.  We're looking for ideas that will change the world.  Teams of students compete for more than $40,000 in seed money, startup support and the chance to turn ideas into reality.

The USC Innovation Challenge
The Innovation Competition is a competition that aims to foster the growth of ideas, discoveries and inventions that solve real world problems, while building a strong culture of innovation within the University of South Carolina.