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MEDIA ADVISORY - February 13, 2015: USC Viterbi Startup Garage Holds Second Demo Day

Press Release
January 29, 2015 —


RSVP to Megan Hazle at hazle@usc.edu.

WHAT: The USC Viterbi Startup Garage is pleased to announce Demo Day of its second cohort.

Seven teams will showcase their entrepreneurial ventures to an audience of investors, innovators, students and entrepreneurs. Teams this year include drones, wireless power, app stores, dynamic pricing SaaS platforms and innovative music and photography startups. Two of them have already raised additional investment capital! Presentations will be followed by a reception.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Registration/check-in: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m
  • Event starts: 2:00 p.m.
  • Opening Remarks: 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Presentations (10 minutes each): 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Reception: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: USC Tutor Center Grand Ballroom, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy

PARKING: The closest parking lot will be Parking Structure A via Gate 6 (Vermont Ave & 36th Place). To obtain a parking pass, email hazle@usc.edu and present your press credentials at the gate upon arrival. (See USC Campus Map)

AwesomeSauceLabs - The world’s first high precision, truly portable flying camera.
Founders: Brandon Angelo, Augustine Liu

Bezalel - Building wireless chargers for mobile devices.
Founders: Frank Wu, Yao-Ting Lee, Ling-Wei Tong, Jam Isaga

Wauw - A mobile platform that helps women collaborate and coordinate outfits with a small group of close friends.
Founders: Melanie Shaul, Ali Sipher

Ventata - Dynamic pricing software as a service platform.
Founders: John Reynolds, Luke Davis

NV Drones - An extensible software platform to unleash the functionality of ANY drone.
Founders: Emerick Varga, Kevin Mukai

Pixtasy - Building the first intelligent marketplace for authentic photos.
Founders: Mahyar Salek, Dinan, Vijay

Muko - Building an emotion-driven search and discovery platform for music.
Founders: Yang Gao, Kenji Yamada, Shaofeng Mo

We will also hear quick updates from 2013 teams who have now raised over $6.5Mil in investment capital.

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.

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