BUILD Accelerator

From MVP to
funding ready

USC's only student-run startup accelerator

BUILD is our flagship 8-week accelerator that provides hands-on consulting to USC’s top startups.
Applications will re-open in Fall 2024!
Apply to the program
Applications open at the start of every semester. We typically select 4-5 startups for each cohort.
Weekly consulting meetings
We meet weekly to accelerate growth across tech, marketing, design, and finance. We curate brand guides, pitch decks, software, and financial models.
We  bring in industry leaders and provide resources. Previously, we've hosted workshops with AWS Startups, Techstars, Snap, and Tesla
LAUNCH pitch competition
As a grand finale to an 8-week curriculum, we host a pitch competition with investor panelists, USC students, and equity-free prize money!

Previous Founders

Join our community
of founders

Mitchell Morrison
Founder of Carbonlink
John Paul Francis
Founder of Microscape
Nick Toso
Founder of Rolli
Lina Sculti
Founder of ELETE
Tyler Shooshani
Founder of Inked Sports
Scott Susanto
Co-Founder of Spotlight
Elijah Gray
Co-Founder of Spotlight
Justin Keating
Founder of Keepsake
and more...
Comprehensive consulting for 8 weeks
Be a part of a team that transforms startups from MVPs to market-ready products. We offer a fast-paced environment where innovation meets execution.

UI/UX Design

Design with Impact - Join us to shape the future of startups with intuitive and aesthetic design principles that speak directly to user needs.
Apply to Design Team

Full-Stack Product Development

Code that Creates - Dive into our product development team and build scalable solutions that drive startups towards success.
Apply to Engineering Team

Marketing and Branding

Brand Builders - As part of our marketing team, you'll craft strategies that resonate with audiences and establish strong startup identities.
Apply to Marketing Team

Early-Stage Finance

Finance Visionaries - Join our finance team to guide startups through the complexities of funding, budgeting, and financial strategy.
Apply to Finance Team

Product Manager

Lead the Journey - As a Product Manager, you will guide products from conception to launch, defining the vision and connecting the dots across functions.
Apply to Product Manager Team

Venture Capital Analyst

Strategic Investment Experts - You'll help  entrepreneurs to refine their pitches, prepare them for investment, and ensure they're ready to secure funding, while fostering vital relationships with our network of VC firms.
Apply to Invest Team