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MEDIA ALERT - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014: USC Viterbi Startup Garage Conversation with SEC Commissioner Kara Stein

Media Alert
Contact: Megan Hazle – 213-663-0807 or hazle@usc.edu
October 21, 2014 —


What: USC Viterbi Startup Garage Conversation with SEC Commissioner Kara Stein
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014
1:45 – 2:00pm – Visit with Viterbi Startup Garage companies
2:00 – 2:45pm – Roundtable (closed to press)
Who: - Kara M. Stein, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner
- Ashish Soni, Founding Director of the Viterbi Startup Garage
Why: Commissioner Stein will meet with startups launched via the Viterbi Startup Garage and participate in a roundtable discussion with Garage companies and Los Angeles-area technology leaders about raising capital and crowd funding.
Where: USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI)
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 503
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Parking: We are located in the Chase Bank building on the corner of Admiralty and Mindanao Way. Visitor parking is available outdoors in front of the building. Our office is located on the 5th floor in Suite 503. Please call 310-448-8621 with any questions.
Check-In: Please check-in with Grace Owh or Maita Schuster upon arrival at Suite 503.

The USC Viterbi Startup Garage is currently hosting it's second cohort. The 2014 teams are comprised of both software and hardware companies. This event will be an opportunity to connect with the teams directly in their workspace and to see and hear about their products. Members from the following 2014 Viterbi Startup Garage teams will attend: Awesomesauce Labs, Bezalel, Emotiful, Muko, NV Drones, Ventata, Wauw. Two companies launched from last year's Garage will also attend: AIO Robotics and MediaHound.

To attend, please RSVP to Megan Hazle at hazle@usc.edu.

About the USC Viterbi Startup Garage
Launched the summer of 2013, the USC Viterbi Startup Garage provided financial and strategic resources to a select group of companies created by USC student and alumni entrepreneurs to support the growth of the Los Angeles technology marketplace, which often loses much of its talent to Silicon Valley.

About SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein
Kara M. Stein was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on August 9, 2013. Ms. Stein joined the Commission after serving as Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for securities and banking matters to Sen. Jack Reed.  From 2009 to 2013, she was Staff Director of the Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. During that time, Ms. Stein played an integral role in drafting and negotiating significant provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


About the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Engineering Studies began at the University of Southern California in 1905. Nearly a century later, the Viterbi School of Engineering received a naming gift in 2004 from alumnus Andrew J. Viterbi, inventor of the Viterbi algorithm now key to cell phone technology and numerous data applications. Consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in the world, the school enrolls more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, taught by 174 tenured and tenure-track faculty, with 60 endowed chairs and professorships. http://viterbi.usc.edu

Megan Hazle – 213-821-1887 or hazle@usc.edu