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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 2021 Initiatives

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

Spark XM

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Spark XM features students disrupting the world through innovation, each episode will feature a different student innovator. Learn more

Arts, Grooves, & Foods

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Arts, Grooves and Foods is a student run arts, media, and musical festival dedicated to uplifting the voices of USC and LA-based artists, while raising funds to ingest back into its surrounding community. Learn more

Graphics

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Spark’s graphics committee operates as Spark’s in-house creative studio — we’ll be working on projects big and small, from designing assets that support all of our committees to executing larger-scale assignments like a quarterly journal and (finally) Spark merch. Graphics is an internal initiative.

Reprogram

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Reprogram is a storytelling project—In Spring 2022, Reprogram will assemble a small cohort of USC student artists—dancers, musicians, poets, etc., and student entrepreneurs/techies. We'll pair each artist with an entrepreneur and challenge them to collaborate on an art piece (medium of choice) that tells the entrepreneur's story. Learn more

Founders

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Founders brings entrepreneurial thought leadership to USC by hosting in-person events where founders discuss their journey, process and next steps with USC students. This semester, Founders will be focusing on creating a space for people who became founders during COVID-19 and student founders. Learn more

Project Launch

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Project launch is about education, opportunities and impact. Opportunities matter and through project launch, we are able to provide the necessary entrepreneurial opportunities through educational pursuit. Through creating a platform for facilitation of skills and providing educational opportunities, we are able to positively inspire and impact disadvantaged communities around USC.

1000 Pitches

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1000 Pitches (1KP) has a goal of promoting creativity and problem-solving to the diverse students at USC. We believe that everyone can be entrepreneur and it all starts with an idea. This semester, we hope to directly speak with USC students (hopefully 1000!) and give them a platform to share their ideas and create change in what they are passionate about. Learn more

Past initiatives

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Past initiatives