Our mission & initiatives

Our mission is to foster entrepreneurial thought and action across communities of all backgrounds at USC. Our vision for USC is really simple: anyone with an idea should have the resources and support to make it a reality.

Our mission is paramount. It's the first thing we consider when starting new initiatives and the thing that we dedicate ourselves to when the work gets challenging. It's why we exist—in fact, you can read more about how Spark got its start in 2015.

Our initiatives & committees

Our initiatives vary from semester to semester, depending on our evaluation of student needs and our capacity to create committees (our word for teams) for different initiatives.

Fall 2022 Initiatives

For a deep-dive on all of our initiatives, read the full blog post.


Founders brings USC students the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs and hear their stories. Starting this year, Founders also hopes to inspire students’ interests, creativity, and network by connecting them with their peers in interactive events. Learn more

Project Launch

Through Project Launch, Spark spreads entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem-solving skills to local high schoolers. Learn more


Reprogram bridges the creative and entrepreneurial community through encouraging collaboration between artists and innovators. Learn more

Spark Studio

Spark’s Studio committee operates as Spark’s in-house creative studio — we create content to support all of our committees and build out innovative design projects to foster entrepreneurship at USC. Learn more

Startup Career Fair

Startup Career Fair is a fully student-run career fair that brings together the best startups in Los Angeles. We aim to show startups how much USC students can achieve for them, and to give students an opportunity to reach new heights. Learn more

Trojan MarketPlace

Trojan MarketPlace(@trojanmarketplace) aims to inspire entrepreneurship at USC through a flea market event in partnership with 40 USC student ran small businesses. Learn more

Past initiatives