1000 Pitches
Our annual two-month long pitch competition that empowers students across campus to realize their innovative potential.
Arts, Grooves, and Foods
An art, music, and culinary festival that celebrates the intersection of entrepreneurship and creativity.
Project Launch
Building local high school students into leaders of the future by connecting them with USC student mentors.
Podcast
Entrepreneurship, innovation, and taking the road less travelled in Silicon Beach.
Safari
Discovering awesome Los Angeles and San Francisco companies.
Startup Career Fair
Helping connect USC's top talent to LA's fastest growing companies.
ITP 499: From Idea to Impact
Helping connect USC's top talent to LA's fastest growing companies.
Ventures Studios
Helping connect USC's top talent to LA's fastest growing companies.
Design Jams
Helping connect USC's top talent to LA's fastest growing companies.
TechLA Fellows
Helping connect USC's top talent to LA's fastest growing companies.
USC Hackers
Inspiring students to explore technology outside of the classroom.

Safari

DATE: All year round

25 Students. 20 Companies. 5 Tours.

GOAL

Tech Tours give Trojans the opportunity to tour the companies that shape the Los Angeles tech movement, ranging from small startups to well known corporations.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

It’s difficult to get a feel for how high-octane startups, companies, and initiatives work, so we’d rather show than tell. Safaris take USC students all over Los Angeles and San Francisco to tour the buildings, campuses, and garages of the best organizations each city has to offer.

Our 'tourists' get to see companies’ working environments, learn about their initiatives, and meet the individuals who make it all work. On a given Safari in Los Angeles, we will load up a few cars in the morning and see one to three companies in a day. Viewing multiple companies per trip lets us compare cultures and projects and helps us to better paint the picture of LA tech as a whole.

Each semester, we also organize a trip from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, where students tour startups and other organizations in the Silicon Valley.

To learn more about Safari, email us at hello@sparksc.org.

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