Support our mission and help ignite the entrepreneurial spirit at USC.
Spark SC is a high-impact, non-profit student organization at the center of USC's entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are a group of 40 governing students on a mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs at USC and increase our community’s creative confidence.
If you represent a company, VC, non-profit, or are an individual who wanting to connect, then please contact our Core team and we can set up a time to talk more.
Special Note: Sponsorship payments or donations made to us are eligible for tax-deduction, as we’re registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under Hack+.
To directly donate to Spark SC, please visit our donation page.
Why Spark Needs Sponsors:
Spark SC is a student-run organization that uses the generous donations from our sponsors to fund initiatives like Startup Career Fair, 1000 Pitches, and Founders. We use the donations you make to fill in the gaps our initiatives may face, such as marketing costs for Startup Career fair, cloud storage for the pitches we receive during 1000 Pitches, or computers to provide to the high school students apart of the Project Launch program.
What Spark Can Provide You:
In return, sponsors receive a tailored plan of action that best suits the needs of their current state — whether that involves offering high-level brand exposure at one of our events, tapping into our student network for recruiting prospects, featuring your product at our Founders talks, or planning a whole new and unique event with us, we’re here to work with you!
Every year, our high-impact initiatives reach thousands of students:
- A campus-wide pitch competition that gets over 1000 pitches every year
- A mentorship program for LA high school students in underserved communities
- A bi-annual career fair that connect 700+ students to startups
- A fellowship program to match students from across the country with LA startups
- An all-women’s makeathon to empower women in STEM
- A variety of visits to companies and startups in LA and the Bay Area
- A series of impactful talks with founders of great companies such as Ring, Lumi, and Coolhaus.
We take time to carefully plan and exceptionally execute on these initiatives because we are driven by the belief that everyone can be an entrepreneur.
We have been able to have a significant impact on our community but we need help to keep running! With your support, we would be able to spend significantly less time focusing on fundraising and more time focusing on doing what we do best: empowering and growing the USC entrepreneurial community.